Wednesday, September 9, 2015

I don't have a wedding dress yet

THERE ARE ONLY THREE MORE WEDDING WEDNESDAYS UNTIL WEDDING DAY EXCUSE ME BUT AM I THE ONLY ONE FREAKING OUT ABOUT THIS???
Before we go any further I'd like to take a moment to tell you all about this amazing book that I found for $2 at a yard sale over the weekend. I haven't read the whole thing yet; some things you just have to savor.
Now we can move on. Back in June I wrote about finding my wedding dress. If you didn't read it or if you don't make it a point to remember every little detail about everything I share about my wedding, let me remind you: I had to order a the dress a size and a half smaller than the size I actually was in order for the dress to arrive in time. Remember that last part; it's important.

Well, about a week and a half ago I realized that if I kept eating bread and candy and drinking soda and wine my dress would probably need some serious alterations. When I bought the dress I thought it would be super easy to lose 15ish pounds in 2.5 months, so I wasn't worried. I never planned on being a "crash diet" bride and I really thought I had my ish under control.

Ha. Hahahaha. HAHAHAHAAHHAHAHA.

I did not have it under control. So, starting the Sunday before last, I started my crash diet. Lots of veggies, water or unsweetened iced tea (I steep plain black tea for a long time and then refrigerate it), fruits, egg whites, and basically no food parties in my mouth. Guys, do you know what sucks? That kind of diet. I've been making Keith delicious food like milkshakes and french toast and sandwiches and I literally go to bed dreaming of devouring a giant loaf of warm French bread from Albertsons. Not just a slice or two, but the entire loaf. Slathered in butter, and maybe some garlic salt. Also steak. And bacon.

And we need to move on or this will basically become a list of all the foods I want to eat.

So, last week I was sleep deprived (because I'm also hardly sleeping because of the wedding stress) and starving, and then a horrible horrible thing happened.

I had been planning on going back to SLO last weekend to try my wedding dress on. It was supposed to come in on August 28, and then it got delayed, but "don't worry!" they told me, it "should" be there by September 4th.

HAHAHAHAHAHHA.

I called the store on Thursday to ask for an update and the girl who answered said, "Uh.... I'll have to have somebody call you back." Obviously that didn't freak me out at all. Nope. Not one bit. Just kidding. I definitely texted like 10 people saying, "MY DRESS ISN'T IN I'M NOT GOING TO HAVE A DRESS AND IF I DO I WON'T HAVE TIME TO HAVE IT ALTERED AND I'M GOING TO BE A NAKED BRIDE AND THIS IS LITERALLY A NIGHTMARE I'VE HAD." So on Friday I finally got a call back (after I called them two more times) and was told by the store owner that my dress had arrived somewhere but it wouldn't be at their store until the following week and not to worry because it would be totally fine.

EXCEPT NO. Because I'm a little dramatic and also sleep deprived and starving. So I go back to work at the doctor's office where I work now and started telling my coworkers what happened. I was trying to laugh it off because I know it will all work out. I know that. But then it started getting really hot. And then I started breathing a little more quickly, and then even more quickly. And then I started hyperventilating, like a lot. And then the shaking happened. Then the tears.

So I'm sitting at my work having a panic attack and crying and blowing snot all over my face and being really concerned about everyone seeing my snot and also about, you know, not having a wedding dress, and then the actual doctor gets called out of his office because one of his employees was totally freaking out.

The girls looked for a paper bag for me to breathe into but couldn't find one, so they brought me a plastic bag. Later when I said with shock and horror, "I was panicking and you tried to put a plastic bag over my head??" she replied with, "Yeah well, we just wanted to put you out of your misery." I still laugh about that.

So after what felt like forever I stopped freaking out but I couldn't move my hands because there was snot everywhere, and also I really was hoping that the ground would open up and swallow me because I was mortified. Thankfully though, I work in an amazing place and everyone was SO nice and told me not to be embarrassed and then I got some Ambien so I was able to sleep.

The moral of the story is this: I basically starved myself so I'd fit into the dress I had to order too small so that it would arrive in time for alterations, and then it didn't come in but my diet had made me crazy and I almost had a heart attack.

WEDDINGS ARE INSANE. My mind and body are so wacky right now and I've never felt this way before. It's really weird and hard to describe. Everything is so important and every little thing matters so much and just about anything make me cry. Even in public, professional places.

The dress still isn't in, but it should be by this Thursday. I'm still dieting and dreaming of bread. I still have this horrible fear in the back of my brain that the dress won't come in or there's no way it will fit. Also apparently I forgot to send invitations to multiple family members because I am the worst.

During the next 17 days my crazy is going to show like, well, like crazy. I just want September 26 to come so I don't have to figure anything else out and I can just enjoy the fact that I am marrying Keith. But like, when my dress still hasn't come in I can't help but be nervous, and try and figure out if the bridal salon owes me any monetary compensation.

If you need me I'll be staring into a bowl of lettuce and dreaming of french bread.

23 comments:

  1. Your story reminds me of what happened to my sister when she got married this past June. She was continuously promised that her wedding dress would be in "next week" for about a month! Like you, she had to consistently call and hound the salespeople for updates. There was a happy ending to her story: her dress arrived about two weeks before the wedding and then the seamstress (also employed by the bridal salon) worked like crazy to get her dress ready in time for the wedding. I picked up her dress the day before her wedding and it was perfect! I told her, and am telling you, to remember that the sole purpose of a bridal salon's existence is to make sure the bride has something beautiful to wear on her wedding day. If they told you it would be ready for your wedding, I have no doubt it will be done and ready in time! Best of luck as you lose those last pounds! You're going to be a beautiful bride!

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    1. I worked at a bridal salon in college and we never had a bride who didn't have her dress or whose dress didn't fit her and I keep trying to remind myself of that but it's so hard!!! I appreciate this though, it helps to know somebody else has been through this!!

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  2. I'm freaking out about your wedding. Actually just the diet. Gimme all the bread. And chocolate. I'm starving now for you.

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    1. Will you tell me all the delicious things you eat so I can eat vicariously through you? Please?

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  3. I've been engaged for all of like three minutes and the anxiety is ridiculous already. Pretty sure I'd have had a complete meltdown if I was in your position right now.

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    1. EXCUSE ME YOU'RE ENGAGED????? tell me more. NOW.

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  4. Oh no!!! Well I miss you and once you're back from your honeymoon all happy and a Mrs. we can resume DH and wine!

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  5. Oh dear. I mean, everything is going to be FINE and your wedding is going to be PERFECT, but yeah...I would totally be freaking out right now too. Not that you have anything to freak out over. Because it's going to be amazing and everything will come together.

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    1. Hahahahahaha this was EXTREMELY comforting. ;) ;) It WILL come together, I know that! I'm tired of waiting though and I just want it to be here!!

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  6. I'm sorry! I'm sure everything will work out, but sounds like you have some amazing coworkers and of course Keith! Just a little bit longer and you'll be enjoying delicious food with your husband!!

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    1. Is it going too far if I have a paper chain countdown ... not for the wedding but for the FOOD? ;)

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  7. Hahaha... Oh, I don't miss those last few days before the wedding. Have a drink. Try to relax. Let other people deal with the problems. Also, where are you going on your honeymoon? Hopefully they have lots of carbs there.

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    1. We're going to Greece, Turkey, and Hungary on our honeymoon! http://theotherjuliette.blogspot.com/2015/08/wedding-wednesday-honeymoon.html

      I hope there are drinks there too because I'll definitely need them.

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  8. Oh wow! First of all, I can't believe you still make your husband to be all of those delicious foods. If I were you I would be all "get that yourself" because I have zero self control and would not be able to not eat those delicious foods. How many more times can I say delicious foods?
    Sorry about your panic attack, but at least you work in a very supportive environment. Your dress will come. It will be awesoome. And it will fit... Then you can eat all the delicious foods again.

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    1. It almost makes it easier to make all the things. But then it gets weird because I just sit and stare at him while he eats and pretend like I'm enjoying it too.

      My work environment is SO supportive!!! I am so so so thankful for that!

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  9. Hang in there girl. Have a nice glass of wine and remember it's all going to be SO worth it when you're walking down the aisle to Keith!!! <3 you!

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    1. You're so right!!! I keep picturing that in my head whenever I freak out and it usually makes me feel a lot better!

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  13. okkkkk so i'm SO totally late on reading any of this but seriously weddings are the worst and WHATEVER they're also the best and they will drive you insane and bread is the best and it's literally all i think about so i feel your pain.

    BUT - saw you in your wedding dress and GIRL YOU WERE GORGEOUS. BANGABLE!

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