I mentioned yesterday that my younger sister flew in town with her fiance'.
Typically (but maybe not always) this means that they have the intention to actually MARRY each other.
Which means there will be a wedding.
I found out this weekend that she wants me to wear a pale yellow bridesmaid dress...one that I could wear again if I wanted to. She assured me it would be very pretty.
Can I just stop here and say that in no way shape or form is ANYONE going to wear a bridesmaid's dress to any other function? I've been a bridesmaid or a maid of honor 8 times now. I've only worn ONE of the dresses again...and that was for a rugby competition where we needed to wear ugly bridesmaid dresses on the field before playing a game where they would get shredded. Somehow I don't think that's what the bride meant.
My point is, if you're a bride, just figure that no one will wear whatever you've picked out again. It could be a really pretty dress (and some have been!)...but it probably doesn't look like a formal. Or a cocktail dress...so the chance that someone else would wear it again to any "real" event is silly. They look like bridesmaid dresses...and no one really wears those again - even if you are in Kathrine Heigl's wedding at some point (27 Dresses anyone? Bueller?).
So I'm determined to look as good as anyone CAN look in a yellow bridesmaid dress made of taffeta and satin. UGH.
I've got 8 months, people. Eight months to even out my farmer's tan, to slim down some more, and to tone up these bat wings where people have upper arms.
It's a challenge, but I'm up for it.