Sunday, May 08, 2005

Wedding preps gone wild


I never in a million years would have thought shopping could become an actual task. But after 3 long hours of wedding shopping yesterday, I was ready to crawl into bed in the fetal position.

Not that it wasn't an exciting time. But Allison has only 2 months until her July wedding, so time was of the essence - and that made for a stressful shopping venture. However, we handled it well and got the job done!

She ended up selecting a gorgeous gown (not pictured here) after trying on about 6 or 7 at a bridal store which really was too crowded for my liking. Brides-to-be were running rampant and God love 'em, they were annoying as all get out.

And, the clerks! Oh, the clerks! Those women were overloaded and understaffed. We waited and waited for a fitting room and then were left alone for a long time while our sales rep helped a couple of hoochie mamas decide on a way-too-tight dress that looked like it should have been in a gaudy beauty pageant rather than a wedding.

Bridesmaid dresses also were on the agenda and became a bit of a problem when trying to find one that would fit the adults in the wedding party, as well as Allison's 8-year-old daughter. We finally found one that looked good on her daughter and myself - the other bridesmaid lives in Maryland, so let's hope it works out for her!

After the shopping, Allison, her daughter, her mother, father and fiance and I all had dinner. It was really great to be around true friends. I feel like Allison and her family is just an extension of my own family - considering we've known each other now for, goodness ... over 15 years!

Up next is planning the shower and the bachelorette party. Any ideas are welcomed - considering this really is not my forte (although I'm truly loving every minute of it!!!).