Monday, July 30, 2007

Wedding Schmedding (Part 1)

So, I bet you wanna know where I've been the past couple of weeks. I've been knee deep in all sorts of wedding crap. And yet, have accomplished nothing. No, really. We still don't know where we're having this shindig. FI-ance and I haven't tasted cakes or caterer's food options or visited any wedding/reception halls. The most proactive I've been with this stuff is to buy too many wedding magazine (I'd originally told myself I'd only get two and then find everything else out online...ha!), get sucked into a gabillion wedding sites and amass a hugess pile of pages ripped from magazines for ideas (a pile that is taking over my once neat home office desk and living room table).

I made the mistake of going into David's Bridal two Saturdays ago. You know what I've discovered? I am the natural enemy of bridal shops. It's not like I've never been in one before, I was a bridesmaid in 2001 and had to take a couple of fittings in one, but somehow this was different. I didn't like it at all. There was too much white everywhere (I know...duh) and it wasn't arranged like a normal store. Plus, they pissed me off because they only had about 5 chubby girl dresses in my size and they were all oogley...you know, puffy and trainy and froofy and shit. Thanks David's Bridal. That's exactly what I need. A dress that will make me look like I weigh 342lbs instead of 242lbs. Whew! I didn't think ANYBODY would understand (assholes)!

I left, with FI-ance in tow of course, in a huff. It was all too bridey, with a capital B.R.I.D.E. Also irritating me? There was a skinny bitch on some pedestal trying on a really pretty dress. Her stomach was flat and she probably wasn't even in a girdle. Fucker.

I was convinced I should never set foot in another bridal store for my own wedding again. I went home, ordered this dress from Lane Bryant and was happy. Then I checked my email. My dearest Godmommy wrote me and offered to buy my dress and go shopping with me. My cold, anti-bride heart melted. I replied with an enthusiastic "Yes, thank you so much Godmommy!!" and decided to keep the dress that was on the way just in case I need to go to the Oscars or something.

Pray for the bridal shops, people. I'll be there in September.

6 comments:

kim said...

I got married 5 years ago and ran into problems because 1. I'm not a size zero and 2. I look awful in white. I ended up finding nice sales people and nice dresses at Blustein's, which I just looked up and is now http://www.elitebridal.com/Bridal.html. They've been in business since the early 1900s and have a nice selection of larger sized dresses. Something I learned - check the bridesmaid gowns too - wedding dress makers charge an arm and a leg more for white. If you want an off white, it's like 1/4 of the price to get the same dress from the same maker in the bridesmaid line.

Also? David's is run by the devil. I had to shop there with a friend and it was the worst.

Good luck - wedding stuff suck!

citygirl said...

Thank so much Kim! I checked out that site and they have things from a lot of the dress makers I was looking at. And, you are so right about the bridesmaid thing. I've found several 'maids dresses that I like that come in bridey colors and are under $200. I love that!

miss tracey nolan said...

You ordered my favourite dress from the Lane Bryant site! SO nice. Save it for the red carpet : )

stljoie said...

relax, have fun...offbeatbride.com

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SoMuchSugar said...

LOVE that dress, you classy lady!! Perfect for the Oscars.

Damn those stuck-up bridal shops!! You will find the perfect gown, I know it.

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