I know what it feels like when someone complains about being fat and they are smaller than you, and your like, omg that means I must be HUGE. Since I've been there, I can complain about my little situation.
Being in a wedding is fun. You get to be there for the bride, your friend through all her important moments. The nerves, the parties, making the favors, cleaning up messes....going in on a stripper....
You also sign on for the dress. The uber expensive dress you'll never wear again. (although, I am STILL holding out on having a "PROM" night where we all wear said dresses and rent a limo and do things you couldnt do on prom night, like drink legal, and take a boy home to YOUR OWN place)
This weekend I went with my fellow bridesmaids to be to be measured for a friends Fall wedding. While it isn't a fun experience go get semi naked and have a twig of a girl seem to struggle to measure your gozangas, its what you sign up for when you say yes to being in a wedding. What I didn't expect, was the following.
The dress size.
I know it's just a number. But I'm not ashamed to say that after all my hard work and eating pretty much what I want every day, I am a size 12/14. I would like to be an 8/10 but for now, I'm happy with that. So I know dresses run small, I went in fully prepared to have to order a 16 or an 18. What do you suppose my dress size was?
Um, before I lost 70lbs, I wore a size 18. I was never a 24. Nothing wrong with being a 24, except that if you are a 24 and went to this bridal shop, youd have to order a dress size 48.
The worst part is that I have to pay $30 extra for more material. Like, I'm some heffer that has to have a tent sewn for her. Extra material? I shop in a regular store, I'm not in the tent and tall store or anything. What is gonna tick me off is having to have it taken in 10 sizes and pay another 50 bucks. I'm on a mission to find a cheap seamstress. If not, I'll pawn it off on my Mom. Say wha?
To make myself feel better, I went to Old Navy, where they don't sell a size 24, and bought myself a clearance rack pair of jeans for $12. Size? ....12!
And then I went to Melt Bar and Grilled, and ate a Peirogi grilled cheese sandwhich that was a little slice of heaven on earth, wrapped up in about 600 grams of carbs. Eat THAT size 24!