Post # 1
It’s finally here! I’ve been looking forward to this day for weeks. I knew that there was a shower being planned but noone would give me any details (I HATE surprises!) so I made it my personal mission to figure it out. Thankfully some of the attendees couldn’t get their stories straight so it wasn’t much of a challenge.
All I know is that it’s a brunch shower at my aunts house (which is exactly what I wanted) with a black and white damask/pink theme which I’m soooo flippin’ excited about. My one bridesmaid knows how much I love that combo and that we were originally going to go with it for our wedding but went in another direction.
Anyways, I was planning on wearing black pants, a cute satin top and a black cardigan but today I realized that I would literally melt. It’s been in the 90’s here and I’m almost certain the shower is outside. I moseyed on over to Macys on lunch and bought the single most flattering dress I’ve ever tried on (short of my wedding dress). I normally look t.e.r.r.i.b.l.e. in dresses so when I tried this on I wasn’t expecting much but I was pleasantly surprised. I ended up buying it with a cute 3/4 sleeve white cardigan and the most adorable shoes ever.
Yay for bathroom photo shoots! The lighting has totally f’ed with the colors. Most of what looks yellow is actually white. There’s still some yellow in there though, hence the shoes…
It’s crazy but I think I may be even more excited about FI’s outfit! He has this one pink polo that looks sooooo good on him but he refuses to wear it because “men don’t wear pink”. Well he agreed to wear it for the shower which I’m thrilled about (he’s not actually involved in the shower, just stopping by at the end). We’re gonna be a swanky pair!
I’m trying to keep myself from doing one final registry prowl but it’s tough, like, really tough. I’m normally a 3 times a day’er and I haven’t looked at all today. Oh god, I feel the shakes coming on! lol
Any other Bee bridal showers happening this weekend?
Post # 3
um hello. not fair to show the dress and say it’s super flattering but not post a pic of YOU in it.
I hope your shower is perfect. You deserve it!
Post # 4
yay this is soooo exciting! and your Fiance is oging to the shower too? i’ve never heard of this! (then again, i’ve never been to a shower haha). is it coed?
you are going to have a blast! a brunch shower is the best idea ever. i can’t wait for the recap.
Post # 5
I’m so excited for you! It’s crazy to think that after all this time of reading your posts that it’s finally your turn! Congratulations! I hope you have fun tomorrow. This is the start of everything!
Post # 6
@SoontobeMrsA: Lol, the dress looked awesome but the rest of me was a hot mess. Pictures tomorrow my friend!
@Mrs. Meowerson: Nah, he’s just going to stop by towards the end to thank everyone and do the manual labor (i.e. loading the gifts!). It’s pretty standard in these parts. 🙂
@mwitter80: I know! FINALLY! It all seems real now. When I realized that Sunday we’ll be 2 months out I just about had a panic attack! lol
Post # 7
@UpstateCait: Like mwitter said: I am so happy for you!! Eeek.
Post # 8
your outfit looks like it will be good!! and I hope you enjoy your “surprise” shower!!
Post # 9
woohoo! I love the dress!
come back later with the details!!!
Post # 10
That dress is so cute! Have fun tomorrow!!
Post # 11
@UpstateCait: YAY!!! Can’t wait for a RECAP! I’ll be looking out for it! 8D
Post # 12
I forgot to mention in my OP, my grandmother who lives in Florida flew up for the shower! I wasn’t expecting her to come since she’s flying up again in 2 months for our wedding. I think she was supposed to be another one of my surprises but I cracked that case too! I haven’t seen her in a few years so I’m really excited. I’m thinking about taking her to the bridal salon on Sunday so she can see the dress she paid for in person! 🙂
Oh, and totally be prepared for a recap tomorrow afternoon as long as I can get the pictures back in a timely fashion.
Post # 14
Thanks, this made me giggle. According to my fiancé ” men don’t go to showers” yet also according to him “real men wear pink”
Post # 15
My shower is next weekend and I admit, I know way more about it than I’m supposed to. My BMs have been doing most of their coordinating via e-mail and my mom has been privy to those e-mails. Well, my mom isn’t very tech savvy so I have her password to help her with things and…. yeah. I’m a terrible person, whatever! I’ll act surprised. 🙂
It’s going to be a jack n jill, which I requested and there will be an owl theme, since owls are my favorite thing ever. They’re also using our wedding colors, which I’m kinda meh about but I’m sure it will be fine.
But yeah, I also hate surprises so I needed to find out what they were planning. I’m also a control freak so it’s kinda killing me a little bit that I have very little say in the shower. I keep offering to help with things and they tell me to back off. Heh.
Post # 16
@iheartnerds: I’m a control freak too so relinquishing these reins to someone else was super sucky. I’ve thrown a bunch of showers in the past so I’ve accumulated tons awesome ideas that would have been perfect for my shower but alas, it’s considered tacky! lol Besides, Fiance wouldn’t let me be involed in the planning. He wanted my bridesmaids to do this for me since I’ve done so much for their weddings in the past.
After getting the following texts from my bridesmaid and aunt a few hours ago, I’m pretty sure it’s going to be awesome…
Aunt: “You’re a spoiled girl!” – I’m assuming this was sent because they more than likely set up everything tonight.
Bridesmaid: “Be excited! It’s going to be really nice!” – She’s super crafty so I’m totally hoping for little DIY details to swoon over!
Hell, as long as there’s bottomless mimosas, I’ll be a happy camper!
@Llava: I made the mistake of saying “real men wear pink” to Future Father-In-Law after he was making fun of FI’s shirt (I somehow managed to get him to wear it in our e-pics) and he didn’t look pleased, lol. Thankfully that man loves me.