- 6 years ago
- Wedding: July 2012
So, we are 85 days away from our what FI calls “beach formal” wedding. I have been scouring what seems like the ENTIRE SOUTHERN UNITED STATES for the perfect beach, casual, long (maxi) TURQUOISE bridesmaid dresses. I found an aqua one at TJ Maxx of all places for $25 bucks. I was…ok with it. However, it was all cotton. Not really what I had in mind, but it was long, and I’m getting desperate. My sister, the MOH, and my best friend, my tentative** bridesmaid, are super hip to whatever I want, just tell us what to do. So after all the months of searching for dresses, I just find the lone aqua one.
(**tentative-Back story, we aren’t sure if FI’s best friend can make it, so we had kind of just resigned ourselves to thinking of MOH and BM attire.)
THEN…I’m at GAP with my 7 year old daughter Saturday…just hanging out, being totally casual…(kind of secretly looking for a dress for HER, but no pressure…she is ridiculously picky as she believes in her heart and soul she is a pop star/actress/celebrity..and we’ve already purchased two pretty cheap dresses that she doesn’t LOVE)…anyway….GAP has ZERO linen, turquoise, whatever. And then I come across this GORGEOUS coral spaghetti strap racerback LONG tank dress. I’m all like, HOLLLAAAAA and I run to the fitting room to try it on. It’s super on sale for 23.99 with an extra 30% off. I’m like, “Katie. This dress is BadA!! I can wear it on the honeymoon, with a jean jacket, flip flops..” She shows interest (fake) as she’s playing on her iPod. I’m excited because it has a cotton top (stretchy for the bigger busted me), and a satin bottom..I mention that it would be a perfect bridesmaid dress..if only it were in turquoise…boo.
So I walk out to the floor and I’m still scouring for deals..I come across the dress again in a smaller size. Then it hits me. DUH. This dress isn’t for me. IT’S FOR MY BRIDESMAIDS!!!! I panic and call my bridesmaid-who-I-want-in-the-wedding-but-FI’s-groomsman-may-not-come-and-i-have-ocd-so-it-has-to-be-even. I tell her I just found the most amazing dress at GAP for cheap. And there are two. IS MY SEARCH OVER?!?!?! She says “GET THE DAMN DRESSES!!!! WE CAN WEAR TURQUOISE JEWELERY!!!” So, I hem and haw for twenty minutes trying to call my sister. Finally, I purchase the two dresses. $16.79 each. I am unbelievably stoked. The saleslady obviously knows I am insane, as she prints me off two gift receipts and seriously tries to usher me to the door.
I run to Body Central where they have super cheap jewelry, and buy two turquoise-y necklaces for $6.
I post pics on FB of my deal of the day. Everyone is elated. (Mostly that I have actually commited to something for the wedding-maybe I am really picky? The venue, photog, etc is all finished..it’s just THE ATTIRE I can’t seem to commit to)
**Groomsman who may not come calls that night as I am snapping pics of the dresses. He wants hotel suggestions FOR OUR WEDDING!! He thinks he can make it!! It’s like it was meant to be!! I am insane.
Did I mention these dresses are not in my color scheme? Now I have to redo everything!! Or just add coral touches to the bouquets and my dress.
I just wanted to share my giddiness, because I knew you guys would understand!!!