- 7 years ago
- Wedding: May 2012
OK bees so last Thursday I got an email from one of the local theaters in my area. Opened it and read “know of a family planning a wedding?”. Well, yes as a matter of fact I am planning a wedding. Now my mind is racing – why would a theater ask that? My heart starts to beat fast. I’m at work trying to contain myselft. The email was sent because they are going to enter everyone who goes to the bridal gown sale at the library a chance to win tickets to one of their shows. What? Confusion setting was setting in so I read some more. The library which is oh so close to me will be hosting a fundraising event selling bridal gowns a local store had donated. Starting price – $100!!! Price of entrance ticket – $5. I thought what the heck? I’m going. So I enlist the assistance of my sister (who is one of my matrons-of-honor) to wake up early on a Saturday and head to the library. What a trooper. I’m excited. I’m nervous. We purchase tickets. We wait. I size up the other brides. I get sized up by the other brides. My “fitter” intruduces herself to me. She seems nice and she was awesome! We look around and I pick out 2 dresses to take to the dressing room (there’s a two at a time limit). And so I try the first one on. Oh my! My face lights up. Could this be the one? How could this be the one? I wanted something simple. This is a ballgown. I didn’t want a train. This has a train. I didn’t want embellishment. This has embellishment on the bodice and around the hem. So I try on another dress. It was simple. It had some pearls on the neckline. No train. It was nice but . . . the first one made me ever so happy! So I did it. I pulled out my wad of cash and counted out the 20’s to make the $200 sales price. I paid it happily. It’s satin. It has lovely embellishment. It’s beautiful! And I’m sure I wouldn’t be able to afford it in the actuall store. Sure, I have to get it taken in. Sure, some of the lacework needs to fixed. But all in all I’d say I’m pretty blessed to find such a find. And at the library? Who would’ve thought?