Just thought that I had better update you all on the wedding dress shopping expedition of the century.
It all started about a week and a half ago when I got the runs and started spending half the day every day on the loo. Not a good thing really.
Then on Thursday night when I finished work and went to the hairdresser and basically had my hair stripped – it’s almost blonde now – it’s excellent. Anyway, so it was 10.00pm by the time that I got home, and Carla my MOH had arrived, so we went straight to bed and thought that we would start new the next day….
Friday morning I got up at 5.30 and started getting organised. We left for Sydney about 8.30. Meanwhile, I still had the toilet problem plaguing me. Urgh.
I drove half the way, then Carla took over. I didn’t get my keys back until half way home yesterday. But that’s a whole other story.
We got to Sydney about 1.30, parked in the city and then walked to the Dymocks building. We went to Abbey Bridal after about a half hour of me walking up and down the corridor trying to get the courage to go in there. Eventually I sucked it up, and when I got in there they were so nice. I had a lady named Melissa, and she was great. I asked whether or not they had any larger dresses and she said ‘yes, we are quite proud of our plus-size range of samples’. There was two dresses in my size. So I tried them on, and a heap of others in a smaller size, without lacing them up.
Considering how sore my tummy already was, I am surprised that I went as well as I did. I thought that my stomach was going to come out my mouth when she was lacing me up, and my back is still a bit sore after the involuntary upwards movements….
So that was all well and good, then I got out of the store and burst into tears. I cried and cried and cried all up and down George street because I was just so….. well, I don’t know what caused it. I guess it was being sick, the pressure of going in there, missing Glenn, the lacing pains and a few other things.
So we had an early tea at Maccas and then went back to Carla’s nan’s where we were staying. I wish that we had got a hotel, but that’s another story also I guess.
I think that I saw every public toilet in the street that day.
So that night I went to bed at 8pm after a big cry to Glenn on the phone and him not really knowing what to say to me.
I barely slept about three hours of all that time, then we were back at it and it was a much better day. We went to Dressense in Miranda, upon the advice of the lovely Amanda (pinkbutterfly) and she met us there for the morning.
I tried on a heap of dresses, the ladies were so so so nice, and I loved every dress that I put on. They had the reps from Essense there for the day doing a show, with the new season lines. So of course I had to pick a dress that hasn’t been released yet, which means that there are no pics and no samples in store. Argh. Typical. This means that patterns etc haven’t been cut yet, so I need to order 6 months in advance to get it in time. The wedding is in less than seven months… so I need to order this week if I am going to get it.
It is A line, with a skirt spilt, with chiffon within that split, lace at the bottom, matching detail on the bust and the waist ruching detail. It’s gorgeous. But, it’s nearly $2K, so I have to convince Glenn that I need it desperately and that my eternal happiness depends on it. Any ideas on this ladies?
So I wanted to come home then, but Carla wanted to stay until the next day. As a result I have seen every toilet in Miranda Westfield…
We then watched the Wedding Crashers, although I missed half of it… going to the loo
What a weekend. I was so knackered by the time that we got home, and I wonder how Carla and I ever lived together, I think that we were both ready to snot one another, at least I was ready to get her!
Urgh, That was very long. Hope you all made it to here!
I am loving the idea of Vietnam for a honeymoon also… I have been looking at a few things today and doing a bit of research! How funny would it be if we were all there at the same time… our new DH’s wouldn’t find it so funny though, I am sure.
Glad that you got some use out of the stationery website!
Thanks so much for the details on the rock candy Kathy – I think that I might also be using it!