Friday, July 25, 2008

Wedding Countdown #2: Five Weeks

Yes, yesterday marked FIVE weeks till LovelyDaughter's marriage to JD.

I'm almost as excited as LovelyDaughter, sometimes in a good way and sometimes in a bad way.

As in, How Wonderful! My Daughter is Getting Married!

And then, smack on the heels of that sentiment: AACK! My Only Daughter is LEAVING HOME FOREVER in Five Weeks!

Talk about your roller coaster.

We celebrated (well, not on purpose; it just worked out that way--but it sounds good) the five week mark by going shopping for more things for the wedding. We got necessities like LovelyDaughter's jewelry to wear with her dress, and a necklace and shoes for me, to go with my dress.

I didn't mention shopping for shoes for LovelyDaughter, because her lifelong dream has been to be barefoot at her wedding. (Thank goodness; that's one less item we have to chase down.)

I will also mention that we are in dire straits in regard to the bridesmaid dresses. I say this at the risk of opening ourselves up to criticism: No bridesmaids' dresses YET, with the wedding THIS CLOSE?!

Believe me, it's not for lack of trying!

We thought we had it all figured out, but unavoidable circumstances (the bridesmaids are scattered all across the globe), and idiotic dress designers (can't they design clothes to fit ordinary girls, not just beanpoles?), and changing fashion seasons (most of the dresses we pre-shopped for online are no longer available anywhere, or only in super tiny or super large), have all conspired together to obsolesce Plans A and B, and put us up a crik with only one paddle instead of two. And that, if you're not careful, is a recipe for going in circles!

On the positive side, we do have Plan C ready to implement, and, by odd coincidence, Hubby's new suit coat/sports jacket/blazer arrived yesterday via UPS.

More news next week!

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