Well it's been awhile since I have written anything...life has been *#!*@#*&@# and such!
As a catch up: 2 Thursdays ago, Feb 21, I was groggy and tired but getting ready for work when Justin walks in the door carrying this HUGE bag and then my best friend Dana pops out from behind him! I just stood there staring at her! I was like, "What the ***...how did you get her?" I have not seen Dana since last May, which sucks because I have gotten engaged and not been able to celebrate or doing anything with her. Dana is my maid of honor and I have been really sad that she lives in NC and unable to do anything wedding with me. SOOOO...the sneaky kids flew her in and surprised! I truly have the best fiance EVER!!! I can not wait to marry him!
SO, Dana was in town for 5-6 days in which we picked out suits/tuxes for the guys (Justin was there, too), had a nice dinner which Justin planned where she got to meet our closest friends and others in the wedding, and I got to play dress-up with her with brides maid dresses. O and she wanted to do cake tasting but I had already done that, so I took her to my favorite bakery BonBonarie to create our own lil tasting! O it was super overwhelming but so great to be able to do!
Sadly I did not get the girl's dresses BUT I do now know what looks good on Miss Dana and what to steer away from. As I have mentioned in earlier blogs, I have a spectrum of body types in my wedding party! But Dana aka: Boobs I needed to make sure fit and looked lovely in the dresses! I think that I got a good grasp of what to look at and am narrowing items down. I just wish that someone at one of the stores we visited would have shown me how I could pick the color and fabric and then the dresses that the girls could pick from, that way they may feel more comfortable in their dress. I am not 100% that that is what I want to do, but would have like to have seen my options! My friend who is getting married this June did that, she picked the designer/color/fabric and then the girls had 5 dresses to choose from. When my mom and I went looking a few months ago I found a store that showed me that option, BUT of course it was the store with $$$ designers!
O gosh I just want to find the damn dresses and be DONE!!! Plus, the one store was getting on top of me about it, "YOU HAVE to order them by April or they will not be in in time..." My anxiety levels made me want to vomit! I don't understand why this has to be so freaking hard!!! Justin was like, "Why don't we just have the girls wear black dresses from White House Black Market, and everything else can be colorful?" MEN!!! If it was that simple I would, and I have contemplated with the idea but can not except it! I like the color, not black! I look at these other weddings that have the color dresses I want, where the H did they get them? And I hate when Dana and I would find a dress we liked they would hand me this swatch book and either there was not my colors or the swatches were an inch long and 1/2 inch wide...I have no clue what that would look like on a dress!
Some times I just wish that I could go to the fabric store find what I want and have my mom make the dresses...she would need a long time for that though!
Currently, I am on my Spring Break from school...but that means poop! I still work, still read/write for classes, and have lil time to run around to do wedding stuff! It's awesome...don't get me wrong I LOVE not having to go to class, I just wish I could actually take a break! And ppl will say to me, "You will get a break come May once classes are over..." WHATEVER!!! I want one NOW!!! Even when Dana was here and Justin got me off work Fri/Mon, I was non-stop! And by Sunday night I was behind my computer typing a DAF for school, I just couldn't stop.
It seems like I just wish the wedding was here already! Then I would not have to worry about picking out dresses, cake, entertainment, BLAH! Or at least I wish school would disappear and I could concentrate on going to work then planning the wedding!
Well, better look at the registry online to get some ideas...I will be battling Justin tonight as we register at the store, maybe stores...we have already looked at a few dishes and such. I like the unique colorful items, he likes the unique shape but boring colors! And is set on "Stainless steel" BORING!!! Hopefully my mom will be a good guiding light for us! And we can meet in the middle...colorful mixer... ;-)
Hope all is well in your neck of the woods and you & your family are happy, healthy and warm with love!