I was wrong.
So I headed over to my parents house this weekend to try on my Mom's dress she has been keeping in an air tight package for the past 27 years; she assured me we were the same size, and I was ready to pull off the 'vintage' look. Anyway, we bust out the dress and it is COVERED in what appears to be coffee stains, which were not there before the packaging, (they are positive it was professionally cleaned) so they are a true mystery. However, I attempted to look past the stains, comfortable the dress would be cleaned up with a few gallons of clorox and slid the dress over my head.
And that's about as far as I got.
HOLY SMOKES. A) My mom was a stick. B) I have GOT to get in shape for the wedding C) What exactly does a size 8 mean in 1983??? Because it sure doesn't mean the same thing now.
So, slightly crushed, and a little encouraged to actually buy P90X, I gave the dress back to its rightful owner who announced it shall now be apart of the landfills of Bainbridge Island. So much for lugging that thing around the last 27 years.
On the bright side, I get to go dress shopping! Well, I thought that was bright, until I began looking at the price tag on wedding dresses. My indulgence in cookies may be quite a bit pricier than I thought. Gulp.
So as I tackle my own dress, I'm scouring the web for bridesmaid outfits and sort of hope somebody just says here, this is the dress, deal with it, because to be fully honest, I don't really care as long as everyone is happy.
That's another question: does anyone have any thoughts about purchasing wedding party attire? As far as every book and website reads, that's something the bridesmaids and groomsmen pay for, but that just seems like quite the imposition to ask them to purchase a dress they may not even want or need.
I watched Father of the Bride the other night with my parents. My dad cried an extraordinary amount, which is saying something from a guy who's favorite pastime includes watching Die Hard nursing Scotch on the rocks. I adore this movie, and hope to the high heavens we find a "Franc" to just take over the wedding, I am 100% positive anybody would do a better job than me.
Tonight I convinced Morgan and Danny to watch 27 Dresses, and so I've begun the wedding movie saga. I am open to suggestions: next on the list is "An Affair to Remember" followed by the "Wedding Planner." This is a precious time in life, and since I will probably never convince Morgan to watch these movies again, I've got to milk it for all its worth.