Monday, February 8, 2010

Tis The Year of Weddings & Babies

This year seems to be the year of weddings and babies. At least in my small corner of the world.

Giggles is getting married May 29th and Vixen June 12th. Yes that is two weeks apart for those of you without a calendar close by. Also dear Conscious is pregnant and her due date is June 26th. Lots of stuff going on in less than 30 days!

For the weddings I am honored (or cursed depending on how you look at it - lol just kidding) to be both Giggles and Vixen's Maid Of Honor.

This past weekend was spent at David's Bridal, a mad house this time of the year as Brides and bridesmaids bustle about trying to find sizes, styles, and colors that will be just right for the upcoming big day. Saturday I accompanied Giggles, her mother, and sister to the Bridal War Zone in search of bridesmaids dresses. The place was one big room of energy and movement, so packed we couldn't have really looked for dresses if we had tried. Luckily Giggles came with catalogue in hand already knowing which dress she was wanting for us.

It was a short summery dress in clover. Very cute! The picture really doesn't do it justice. And it is definitely a dress that I will wear again. In fact I think it may be a perfect dress to wear for my own rehearsal diner next year (see already planning multiple uses for it).

Afterward we went to eat Bahama Breeze, which is one of my absolute favorite places. The kabobs are nothing short of spectacular. It was great to sit and laugh with Giggles family, all of which I am very fond of.

Sunday was nearly a repeat of Saturday. I awoke and dressed preparing for another day in the Bridal War Zone. I picked up Conscious and we headed south to meet up with Vixen, Vivi, Giggles, and Blondie for yet another day of bridesmaids dress shopping. This time we were in search of dresses for Vixen's upcoming wedding.

The place was once again packed, but not nearly as bad as it had been the day before. In a struggling economy I think its safe to say that David's Bridal is not feeling the recession at all if this weekend is any indication!

Vixen had narrowed it down to two dresses. Both very formal dresses. Where as Giggles dress had been summery and casual, Vixen's would be long and very formal. We gathered around the rack as the associate tried to help us locate all the required sizes. Finally with our arms full we headed to the dressing rooms.

We laughed as we all attempted to get into the dresses and at the funny site we were because of course the only sizes they had were off the wall colors like bright blue and hot pink. We were all able to determine our sizes and placed our order for our full length, solid black dresses. Pretty, but will I wear it again? Honestly probably not.

After everything was settled Vixen, Vivi, Conscious and myself went to Taco Mac for good food and even better conversation. It was great to catch up with Vivi and Conscious. These are my two friends that I don't get to see as often.

Overall I guess you would say that it was a successful weekend. Both dresses have been ordered. Now just got to get to planning baby and bridal showers and the bachelorette party's.

Rachel, "Wha... married?"
Ross, "Well, yeah, I think we should get married!"
Rachel, "What? Because that's your answer to everything?"


phoebe said...

wow. haha. you sure do you have a busy plate! at least it will keep you occupied for the next few months :-)

Date Girl said...

It is such the year for engagements/weddings/babies! Couple Wife just told me they're expecting again...and she's due days before the wedding. I can't help but be bummed since it means she might miss the big day. Still, excited for her to have another little one.

Wow, you're a MOH TWICE?! That's a LOT of work. You've definitely got some distractions to keep you from missing your sweetie too much huh? Whew!

I definitely like the first dress best! You've already got a nice black dress, too bad you can't just wear it!

One of The Guys said...

This is some year for you!

I love the fact that you were shopping for fancy dresses, but then went to the taco place to hang.

That juxtaposition seems to fit you perfectly!

Classy and down to earth. Have a good day!