Stacy's Wedding

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.


  1. Sending happy thoughts to you! Please don't focus too much on the dress, just stay on course. You are doing awesome. I would DIE trying to do 60 minutes on the eliptical!

  2. Girl, just found your blog, I think we are twins separated at birth. LOL

    BTW, wedding apparel of all sorts (for women) typically come very, very small. At the time I ordered my wedding dress last July (married in October), I wore a 24. We ordered me a 4X, it came, it was about 10 inches too small. I cried all the way home.

    Turns out that they ordered me a JUNIOR dress in 4X, not a WOMAN's dress (check with the shop to see if this is the case). there is a 10 inch difference between junior and womens sizes in wedding apparel.

    They sent it back and ordered me
    a woman's dress in a SIZE 6X. I have never worn a 6X in my life!!! And I still had to have it let out around the arse!! Fortunately I was having a train added and the seamstress worked magic adding another panel and a train.

    If your dress is honestly NOT a Juniors size, see if the seamstress can work something out for you. A good one usually can. Mine was a MIRACLEWORKER!!

    It's not you: it's THEM!!

    Good luck!!


  3. just discovered your blog and I feel like we are long lost twins! I can't even tell you the anxiety I experienced last summer at my best friend's wedding.

    Loving your blog and will be a faithful reader. ;)