My Brother's Wedding-Need Help!

Monday, May 02, 2011

I found out from my brother that he and his fiance have set a wedding date for the middle of September of this year. Of course I am super happy for them, I consider both her and her daughter to be family already.

But as I hung up the phone, my mind started going off in 20 different directions. I have to take off work; I need to do this, this, and this; I need to find a dress; I need to lose weight to fit into a cute dress; money, money, money....

To be truthful, I have not been to a wedding for a good seven years. All my friends got married out of high school or a couple years down the road (except me). The last wedding was a week after my mom died of cancer, and I didn't go to the reception because I was a frickin mess. I honestly don't remember what I wore or really the day.

I'm also not what you would call a wedding fanatic. I have been known to hold back laughter-I know it is sad-during the service. I don't know what the heck is wrong with me. Never one to plan my wedding when I was young, you will at least be happy to know that about ten years ago I was flipping through one of my friend's wedding mags and found a beautiful lace wedding dress that I would love to wear someday if I EVER get married. So I cut it out. That's as much as I've ever thought of it.

So the wedding is in 4.5 months and I need to STEP IT UP. I found two dresses that I am kinda sorta looking at for the wedding. I have to find one that can be worn in a church and later at a golf club/dinner place that night. I also have to find one that a sweater of somekind or a short blazer can go with, just in case our MN weather decides to be cold. Here are the dresses I have picked out so far:
My favorite:

The runner up:

Does anyone have any suggestions for me? Things I need to do? I am excited, though.
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  • SAM20/08
    I really like the purple one!!!! I am actually in my best friend's wedding on Oct. 1st of this year so I have some crunch time going on too! I'm not going to stress over it though.... Just keep moving forward and working towards your goals and you will get there! emoticon
    2903 days ago
    I love the purple dress! It's gorgeous! :) Sounds like you have a great plan and you can definitely do it! :)
    2910 days ago
    The purple one is beautiful, and from it's cut should be flattering for any body type.
    Sounds like you have a plan and a lot can happen in 4.5 months
    2911 days ago
    I love the first dress! so pretty!!

    My secret to dresses when I'm not feeling like I've lost enough weight to wear a dress is the Kymaro body shaper. they are awesome. I bought mine at walmart in the as seen on tv section, I think it was $30. they are well worth it. I've had other shapewear that rolls and doesnt stay put when you wear it, but this paticular one is amazing.

    Good Luck! You can do it, and I'm sure no matter what you will look BEAUTIFUL!
    2911 days ago
    I totally understand you!! I'm actually in a wedding on September 10th. I have my dress and all but I need to lose some more weight and then get it altered. I'm just like you, I've never planned my wedding nor have I really ever thought about it. I will someday when I actually can get a 3rd date here. HAHA

    Mine is strapless and I'm really worried about tan lines from this summer. So keep that in mind when searching for a dress if that will be a problem. Both very cute dresses however! :)
    2911 days ago
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