I can think of nothing worse than being a bridesmaid this summer (okay last summer would have been harder being pregnant and all).. then I saw the dress she picked out. It’s a wedding at my grandmas house, in the yard. A small gathering, very informal. She promised something cute and casual, probably from a dept store, simple, comfortable, affordable. Or so she said. Then I got the call, a floor grass length black (for the middle of August- read- hot) dress with a halter top. It is a lovely gown, I would love it if I were not nursing, if it were indoors. I don’t think I will be able to find a strapless bra in this size, even if I do strapless bras are worthless with normal boobs, there is no way they can support a working pair.
I hate Davids Bridal. This will be my 3rd bridesmaid dress from them. I am 100% convinced the dress’s on the floor are a size smaller than the tag. Each time I order what fits and it comes huge. I am sure its a conspiracy to bring business to the alteration dept. This time I will order the size I need, not what the tell me to order! I will not let the sales woman barge in on me while I am trying the dress on to pick my chest up where it belongs, and tuck things in and tell me this is all wrong, this is not your size and convince me that I need a larger one. Man, this all sucks, the matching shoes and jewelry and god help me she’d better not request all up do’s, this is not the prom. If she does you can bet I will wear a low pony tail. This all sounds sort of mean but when Heidi (she let me choose my shoes and got me different jewelry- she gets me!)and I got married Stacy and Tammy were young, my parents paid for their dresses and accessories, it was fun for a 15 and 17 year old to be BM’s. (ha-ha, bm- EXACTLY!) I have a new appreciation for what I put my dear sisters in law through- I guess I’m on the karma payment plan.
The up side is the trip home, I am looking forward to the event, I just wish I didn’t have to conform. I don’t react well to being told what to do or what to wear, for anyone.
The other upside is having select few family members know about your blog so you can talk smack about being a bridesmaid, and how you think that getting married at 21 is not a good idea. But, my opinion is just that and you know, opinion’s and assholes.