Tuesday, January 18, 2011

It Takes Two

Today started like any  normal day (to say the least--I guess my days thus far have been anything but normal )

I woke up (at an embarrassingly late hour) Went to the gym (might have stayed there a little too long today...I'm in some major pain...Not to mention I fell off the eliptical twice--But that's nothing new) 
Came home and changed shirts so I wouldnt gross everyone out at the grocery store and then went on my merry way...

BUT what makes this day different from any other is that on my way out of my neighborhood I passed the FedEx Man...Who was supposed to be coming tomorrow but I figgured what the heck-I might as well turn around because my wedding dress COULD just be on that truck. Low and Behold...IT WAS! I followed him all the way back to my house. Pulled in the driveway doing about 40pmh and leaped out of my car. I was standing beside the FedEx Truck grinning from ear to ear (to be completely honest, I think I freaked out the man a little bit) 

Of course I had to inform the FedEx Carrier that he was holding my wedding dress in that box-which was about the time that he realized why I was acting like a 5 year old on Christmas morning. 

Once I took the box into my possession I was dumbfounded--what next? Well I surely was not about to try the dress on alone at my house. So I threw the box in my car and headed to Fairhope so Emily could be with me for the "moment of truth."

Along the way to Fairhope I had the wonderful idea of stopping to grabbing a bottle of Champagne to celebrate this once in a lifetime occasion. 

The lady at the store made my day.

She said, "Guhh, Why you buyzin champagne in da middle uh da day?" (Ok, so it was 12:30 on a Tuesday--What's new) I informed here I was about to try on my wedding dress for the first time and need a little celebratory drink to go along with the occasion. She then said, "Owwwah, So who youz marrin? He from round here? You got any kidz? Oh course I told her all the pertinent information. THEN...OH THEN....She said, "You got a TAIL"? I sat and though to myself...Tail...hum...Tail...what the heck is she talking about? She then motioned something that seemed like a TRAIN...Ohhhhh I said...Yep (although my dress doesnt have a train, I thought it would be easier to just go along with her) She then said "Good cauze its just nots a weddin without a tail." HAhAH!!! WOW!!! TAIL...never going to forget that one!

Got to Emily's (which her condo is Adorable) and tried it on!! 

(Don't even think I'm about to post pictures of the dress...I have to leave some surprises for the wedding :)

It couldn't have fit better if it was made for me....I loved everything about it! 

This whole wedding planning is starting to shape up at last. I got a million responses from people reading the last post and absolutely LOVED some of the photographers! 
 So here are my questions for tonight....

1.) On the wedding day what else is there to do for guys who don't golf. I need a suplimental activity to keep them occupied during the bridesmaids luncheon. I was thinking Tennis and Lunch. PLEASE let me know if you have any great ideas!

2.) Wedding Favors?? Everyone does Koozies and who doesn't love a good coozie or cup but I kind of want something different. Do people even notice/remember you wedding favors? Would love any ideas on this one.

3.) As far as the Adult Beverages are concerned I was thinking Beer and Wine and maybe a few "Signature Cocktails" instead of a full open bar. Anyone have any fun summer cocktails they'd like to share? Or is this idea stupid and I should just have a full bar. 

OK--THE MOST IMPORTANT PART. Bridesmaids and Groomsmen attire...DECISION HAS BEEN MADE.

Are the groomsmen going to hate me or what!! 

The bow ties will be paired with a Navy Blazer or some sort or a light colored suit so it will not be that drastic. Just a perfect little touch! And yes I am so obssesd with the BM dresses that I will have my own personal one to wear on the honeymoon because to be quite honest I was a little jealous that they were going to get to wear them and I was not--PROBLEM SOLVED! 

This whole wedding planning business is starting to come along just wonderfully and at the end of the day the best part of the whole thing is that I get to spend the rest of my life with the most wonderful man ever! It's everything I could have wished for and MORE! 

Mary Kate and Ashley summed up the way I feel just perfectly when they said...



  1. Ahhh! I got chills reading this! I just can't even wait! And love the BM dress decision!! :) I can't wait! Love you!

  2. I love your blog Katie! I wish I could do one but I don't have time with stupid nursing school!!!! Plus I cant write--I write like a kindergartener. Anyways keep on writing them bc they are fun to read in class!

  3. Glad y'all are as excited as I am! Alley, I'll work on keeping you occupied during class!

  4. Um I want a BM dress too....

    Also your signature cocktail could be "lake water" -I've been to a party in Alex city they had that as the cocktail and I know niffers has it too of some concoction. I think beer/wine be just perfect for a lake wedding.