You may remember that my younger brother is getting married this coming August. My future sister-in-law has asked me to be in the wedding. She has picked a beautiful dress for us bridesmaids, all of varying shape and size, to wear. The decision has been finalized. I have the information to go to David’s Bridal and be touched in places that I don’t want to be touched to get measured for this dress.
Yeah. Because that’s what I want to do just about two months after giving birth.
Truth be told, I have no idea when to get measured for this dress so it can be ordered in time for the wedding. I don’t want to procrastinate too long in hopes of losing a bunch of weight before I even step into the dress. I also don’t want to buy the dress four sizes too big and have to have repeated alterations as the weight comes off. Also, as a current breastfeeding Mother with no plans to stop before a year and, thus, planning on breastfeeding come the wedding, I don’t know what size my chest will be by then either! So, I have known inch changes coming in my chest, waist and hips which are all rather important areas for dress fitting.
What should I do? When is too late to get fitted for a dress both for arrival purposes and so I don’t drive the bride nuts by worrying her that my dress won’t arrive? Beyond that, it’s a dress. Not a two piece. I am totally not proportional in my measurements right now. Which means that they would have to order a bigger size. And I don’t like bigger sizes.
I asked them to postpone, just for me. But they didn’t dig that idea. So, August it is. In the end, it also doesn’t matter. I’ll be making the bride look great even if I hit my goal weight by their wedding. Why? She’s a beanpole. I will never be a beanpole again. Such is life.
Though I do think I’m going to look smashing in that color… and hopefully the dress itself. Don’t you think?