Once my girls were dressed it was time for me to get in my gown! Eeeeeeee!!!!!
There was a bit of a...problem, though. I'd forgotten my Spanx at home. While I didn't need them to smooth out anything under my dress (my dress was very structured and could practically stand up on it's own), I knew I needed something to prevent friction on my inner thighs because my dress was so tight. I should have (and could have) asked some one to drive back to my house to get them, but I didn't want to mess up the schedule so I figured I would be fine. HA. Ha ha ha ha. Again, I'm an idiot. I'll talk about that in a future post.
Anyway, I ended up wearing a black thong under my dress. It really was all I had but it honestly worked out fine. I guess.
No one was really offering to help me in my dress, just standing around awkwardly, so I asked my mom to help. I knew she wouldn't speak up on her own, but I knew it was something she really wanted to do.
That other blond woman is our DOC, Brenda. I LOVE HER.
Ps, sweet bra cups, right?
Since I know not everyone wanted to see my goodies, I manged to stay fairly covered up while putting on my dress. Here was my approach:
-Wear undies, tank top, no bra, and robe.
-Step into dress.
-Hold up dress to chest and carefully remove tank top while trying not to eff up hair and/or make up.
-Zip that baby up!
I spy a tramp stamp! Ooooh scandalous!
This is my "Please dear GOD let it fit" face.
Can you see my MIL in the background sitting on the couch? She's so cute.
As my beautiful friends looked on adoringly,
I put the finishing touches on my look
and became a bride.
Burning River Bride Tip: have a game plan for getting dressed. Ask yourself some questions: who do you want present? Are you OK undressing in front of a ton of people or would you rather do it more privately? Is your getting ready outfit easy to get out of? These are things you may not consider until you're faced with them, so if you're still engaged definitely take a few minutes to develop your game plan.
Next up: We take a few in-room portraits and a little blue box arrives!