So, one of my very best friends in this world is getting married on May 12th 2007. I am the Maid of Honor and couldn't be happier for her. The man she is marrying is amazing for her and they will have a wonderful life together. So all in all this is a very joyous occasion. I look forward to being there for Stacy and helping her plan this once in a life time event. Only one thing is causing me so much stress I can hardly breath. No, not the bridal shower I am throwing, not the speech I will give, not the song I am singing in the ceremony, and not the bachelorette party. It's the Bridesmaid dress. I know what some of you are thinking, the dress must be hideous and unflattering, but NO, this is not the case. I actually really like the dress and the color that Stacy picked. It is the size of the dress that has me so panicked. The largest size the dress comes in is a 24. No big deal right? I usually am wearing a 26 these days but I can squeeze into a 24 with the right under garments. Well, when I ordered the dress I saw the measurements for the dress. The measurements are more for a size 20! That's right folks, where I am sitting now there is no way it will fit, especially in the hip/thigh department. I figured it out and I would need to lose 3-4 inches in my bust and waist, and a whopping 10 inches in my HIPS! I can not even tell you how sick this makes me. I took my measurements on Jan 1st so I might have gone down a little since then, but I know I have a long way to go. Part of me wonders if it is even possible for me to lose 10 inches off my hips in only 4 months and 12 days. All I can do is try my hardest. I do not want to let Stacy down. I don't even like to think about what will happen if it doesn't fit. It can not be taken out, only taken in. Sigh, so although usually I would be able to be a little more patient with my body I do feel rushed to try and get down the pounds before the wedding. After that, even if I just lose 4 pounds a month, I will be happy. Send me positive thoughts! I will keep you updated on the bridesmaid dress progress.
PS. I do not have the dress yet, it has been ordered and I am anxiously awaiting its arrival. I know different cuts can be more or less forgiving so I hope this dress is a saint.