Saturday, September 18, 2010


You know the saying "Once a bridesmaid, never a bride"?

Well, I'm proclaiming this instead: "Once a bride, you should never be a bridesmaid".
Or no, actually to be more accurate, it should be: "If you've just had a baby, you should not be a bridesmaid".

Yes, I apologize to my own bridesmaids whom two of which were married at the time of my wedding, one of them was even pregnant. I'm so sorry. I had no idea what I was doing to you. At least your your outfits were ohhh so much better than what I had to wear.

This is me.

This is me in my lovely purple bridesmaid dress helping my very good friend Missi with the train on her wedding dress.

I'm really going to try hard to not make this post all about the dress. But let's face it. It seemed to be a focal point for me all day. It made me a bit miserable.

Don't get me wrong.

I was soooo excited for my friend. She is seriously one of my closest and long time friends, and not to mention one of the last of my single friends to get married. She waited a very very very long time for her slow moving boyfriend to finally propose. I think they started dating early in 2006, so you can's been a while and she was pretty stoked to be getting married.

But the dress...ugh.


My faithful posse that followed me around all day.

They were such troopers.

But seriously, the dress...

It looked super cute in the photo in the catalog where Missi chose it from. In fact, it looked really cute. On the size 2 model.


Let's face it. Once on the figure, it was just not very flattering.

It made my chest look three times as big as it was, and we all know I don't need any help in that department right now.

The hem length came right to my knees, and I have very fat knees right now.

The sleeves made even the skinniest bridesmaid hate her arms.

Oh, I could go on and on.

The weather was about 73 degrees and oh, 100% humidity. Gross.

We all had sweat in places we had never sweat before.

This little guy was a champ and dubbed the most well-behaved baby at the wedding.

This little guy had fun running around the temple grounds, the luncheon, and at the reception. And he got majorly doped up on sugar by the end of the night.

It was the only way we could keep him entertained. It was past his bedtime.

There was one good thing about my outfit though...

I had some awesome jewelery. Loved it.

After a long day of bridesmaid duties, I finally got home at 11pm.
My wonderful friend had a lovely wedding and reception. She is now happily married and on her way to Orlando to Disneyworld with her new husband.

I went through 2 pairs of ill-fitting heels. Got several blisters and sore ankles.

But I got to reconnect with a lot of old friends from my singles ward that I was in 6 years ago.

But the dress....

I think it's safe to say you won't ever see me in it. Ever again.

P.S. Happy 1 month to Taylor. See next post below.
P.P.S. Will just read this post and said "Um, just so you know, I think it's Forever21, not For Love 21." LOL First of all the fact that he knew about Forever21 impressed me. But actually, For Love 21 is Forever21's accessory shop. It's a seperate store. ;)


Dan Thomas said...

I thought you looked really good in that dress!

I bet you were a very good brides maid!

I'll bet Tessha is jeolous of the fine jewlery.

Will and Heidi said...

Sorry you had to put up with that dress, although I thought it looked good. Congrats to Missi! I didn't know she got married, yea!

Wessman's said...

HELLO!!! I just have to say thanks for all your sweet comments on my blog! I love to hear from you! I am doing a lot better, I know it was seriously very scary there for a little bit, and I just found out that they think I hemorraged where the placenta detached, like it was too deep in there.... crazy, I never thought of that.

You are so funny about the dress, I don't think it's horrible at all, but you sure made me laugh. You look really pretty though.

I can't believe your baby is a month old, my baby is 8 days and I am dying! how does that happen? Her umbilical (cant spell) cord is hanging by a thread and it is killing me. You look forward to labor and meeting your baby and then.. BAM it is done and over with and you are home with your baby in 2 days. I am so experiencing the baby blues... I think part of it is that I had no idea I would have my baby that day, I just went in for an NST and ended up staying.

Our baby does the same thing, she screams and screams when we change her, I hope it gets easier. Your baby is so cute!! I just can't picture having a boy, there like aliens to me since I am so girled out... does that sound strange?

thanks for your comment on how cute our baby is, it sure made me feel good :)

Anyway, I think I said all I wanted to say, talk to you soon!!

Chelle said...

You totally rocked the dress - and it didn't show that you were not super comfortable. It was good to see and chat with you for a sec. You look happy and like you are back to your old self, post baby and post pancreatitis. BTW, the performance at the reception was beautiful... thanks for sharing your talents.

Cupcake Dreamer said...

I totally agree with you that once a new mommy.. never a bridesmaid. I can totally relate to trying to juggle it all through a wedding. Been there, done that.. and was the Maid of Honor.

Your dress wasn't wonderful, but at least you can say that it wasn't strapless like the one I had to wear. Ugh!

Your posse was so sweet. Love the pics of Will holding Taylor.

bethay said...

You looked fabulous! Really. :)