Hello lovelies! I am back after a whirlwind 3 weeks (give or take) in which I have done the following
1) Lost 8 lbs. (!!!)
2) Picked a wedding date & venue
3) Picked bridesmaids dresses
4) Bought MY dress (!!!)
5) Booked a DJ, booked a quartet for the ceremony
6) Gone cupcake tasting – and picked the flavors we’d like (not finalized but close)
7) Picked a photographer (pretty much – again it’s not finalized but close)
8) Decided on favors
9) Purchased a sample flower girl dress (we’re going to have 3)
10) Met with a florist (who was AMAZING! Like someone out of a movie. I kept waiting for Howard Weinstein to show up)
SO. We’re in pretty good shape. :)
Everything is just as I imagined it. Actually - my dress is not at all what I thought I’d pick but I couldn’t be happier.
Oh. Let’s talk about dresses for a second. Why does the bridal industry think only size 6 women get married?? Because according to them I am a size 20. I was a size 20. Once. That was 48 pounds ago.
The place I got my dress was lovely – even though I could not zip it up to save my life. We did a test run at David’s Bridals (where the Vera Wang’s only go up to size 14 (read 10) fyi). At least there I could try things on but the Bridal Consultant – if you can call her that – left a lot to be desired.
I was basically given dresses that were the exact opposite of what I asked to try, a bra that was 14 sizes too big and left to my own devices. I’ve heard people who have had great experiences there but this girl isn’t one of them.
The dress I chose couldn’t zip up but I know exactly what I’ll look like in it. I was able to customize the top to make it the style I wanted. It’s stunning – if I do say so myself. :)
I know it might seem crazy to be doing things so quickly but c’mon. This is what I do. I plan for a living. I know what I want and I want to get it settled. I might be giving Dave a coronary in the process but he tells me his health is fine. I’m trying not to push it. ;) Honestly though – even though it’s been quick there’s no settling involved. I am so excited about every single thing we’ve done so far.
Can you tell??
Pictures to come (of everything but the dress – sorry but you know. Dave reads this blog people!!) My cameras and cords are in NJ which is where I’m headed after work today.
Dave and I are registering tomorrow. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
I hope you all have a lovely Easter weekend – whether you celebrate or not.