Thursday, April 03, 2008

dressing on the side

Something totally non-crafty related (honestly haven't done much of that this week...but will soon): I went out today and got my groomsmaid dress for my darling friend Joey's wedding, which reminded me that it's really happening, and so soon!

I need to buy plane tickets! And we are thinking of taking the train from SF to Seattle between his wedding and our next wedding near Seattle a week later. I think I can wait to reserve the train tix though, for a while, anyway. Can't wait for this big west coast vacation extravaganza! Did I mention that I'm excited?

This is my dress:
yeah, that's pretty much exactly how I look in it, too. Riiight. America's Next Top Model, here I come. ;)
I was dreading going to buy this, for fear that I had to order it and it wouldn't come on time, and also how painful is trying on 'maids dresses? In my experience, VERY. But this time was actually sort of fun and almost painless. I got to take mine with me, it was in my size and everything. My mom helped me out, we went on a weekday so had the store practically to ourselves, and I treated myself to trying on this lovely ball gown:
hahaha it was hilarious! I felt like a princess...
I think it also helped that I have gotten married since last setting foot in one of these bridal stores, so there was no desire to even glance at wedding dresses, nevermind ironically try them on. Or seriously, for that matter. So it wasn't as painful as I had expected, afterall. There wasn't even a bride in sight. Not that there's anything wrong with being a bride, but as this wedding is bride-less, I find myself less focused on that part of the hype, and instead enjoying the fact that my dear friend is marrying the man of his dreams, who loves him very much, and that we all get to share in their bliss for a super-happy day and great party. And that's a good thing. ;>


financial aid office lady said...

glad you found a dress that fit on the spot!! I didn't realize this trip was a west coast extravaganza... very jealous! But can't wait to see pictures! P.S. the picture on Etsy of Seattle is INCREDIBLE. I'll probably buy it (eventually) for my friends from there/who live there now. I thought pictures like that were always fake. Now where's one of the golden gate bridge against a bright blue sky? ;)

Kristin said...

I can't wait to see you in that dress!! I've got the tickets, the hotel, I just need the car. :) It's going to be the best wedding ever!