My Wedding Dress Is In

Wednesday, January 27, 2016


My wedding dress is in.

I'm not sure what this means exactly, or where it was before it was "in." But it's in Chicago now. I know this because a very excited man called me yesterday from the boutique where I got it and delivered the news.

He said, "Taylor, I just wanted to let you know that .... YOUR WEDDING DRESS IS IN!"

And as he waited for me to squeal, or faint, or do whatever it is that he's apparently used to hearing as a response to this specific phone call, I suddenly felt like Miranda Hobbes when the doctor tells her she's having a boy and she has to fake her sonogram reaction. "A boy? Oh boy."

All that I said was, "great. okay."

Don't get me wrong, I love my dress. I'm excited to wear it six months down the road. But, that's six months down the road. I've got other shit to tackle right now. 

I knew I let the man down with my dull reaction and I felt bad. So right before I got off the phone with him I added, "thanks for this call, I'm so excited about this. Really exciting stuff." And we both knew I was kinda faking the enthusiasm and it got a little awkward.

So that's where I'm at right now. The dress is in. And I guess that means alterations have to happen or something? So I should probably start working out again and stop eating so much pizza. Ugh.

I'm having major fat kid probs right now. Last night my bottom lip started gushing blood because my spoon full of ice cream froze to it and I ripped it off anxious to get that damn bite in my mouth. I cut my lip open because I couldn't wait two seconds to eat my ice cream. That's when you know you have a problem...

The only thing keeping me going is dreaming about our honeymoon. I think about it all the time. We have nothing planned, but both have our own ideas of how it should go. Chris wants to go on an adventure and explore and learn about new things in museums because he's into that kind of stuff. But I just want to relax. Where did you go? What do you suggest?

Also, Honeymoon Vibes shirt found here. Buy it for everyone you know getting married. Harlow and I thank you. 2016 is exciting and wonderful and slightly expensive.

22 comments:

  1. I can't stop saying good things about cruises!!! We went on a 13 day cruise and allll the food and drinks were included and I got so freaking fat over 13 days. It was glorious. But a perfect match of activity and exploration, and relaxing. Loved it. Even the cheesy first night "honeymooners meet and greet" led to some lasting friendships!

    I still have to comment on yesterday's post. I was the awkwardEST.

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  2. Dang girl how cold was that ice cream!? Xx

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  3. Totally feel you on the ice cream thing. I'm also good at burning my mouth because I can't wait for the pizza to cool down...

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  4. When I got the call that my dress came in I was 8 months shy of the big day...I was excited but not?? It made me anxious that I wouldn't fit in it the day of the wedding. I wouldn't say that it was wedding jitters but I was so stressed out about bustling the darn train it really stressed me out. But don't worry you have 6 months to do everything and that is more than enough time!! The excitement does come back in drips and drabs!!!

    If you do have to bustle your dress I cannot recommend enough to have at least 2 people there to see how to do it and have someone video tape it on the phone they will have at the wedding! =)

    Melanie | Blog: Toots + Dill

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  5. I got all weird about it too, especially because I knew they needed to get started on alterations right away, but I still needed to start a workout routine and diet! Just check with your shop on how long alterations will take, and then maybe you can postpone until the spring, because I think everyone feels kind of like a blob during the winter months--especially if you're like me and you like to hibernate in your house and eat your feelings until April. Also--I recommend an all inclusive resort in some place tropical! We went to Riu Palace in Costa Rica and all we did was lie around by the pool and eat and drink--but they also have options to go out adventuring and zip lining and whatnot, so that should keep Chris happy.

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  6. I can't wait to hear more about your dress! My wedding dress nearly didn't arrive in time. Gah! It came in two weeks before our wedding and then I had alterations done out of state the week of our wedding. Hey, and I feel ya about the ice cream. I've got a serious problem over here too ;) So, on the honeymoon front, we were super lucky to spend two weeks in Europe. My husband grew up in France so we spent one week in Paris and one week in Normandy. It was amazing but also very exhausting. For our one year anniversary, we spent a week relaxing on the beach and we both agreed that it was so nice to have a relaxing vacation consisting of day drinking and soaking up the sun.

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  7. I ordered my dress in January and it did not come in until July. The boutique I got it from was two hours away, so on the whole ride over there I was a hot mess, worrying that I wouldn't like it anymore after six months. Luckily I did! Originally Steven wanted an "adventure" honeymoon, and I wanted to relax and have drinks brought to me. After we met with a travel agent and we picked a resort, he started singing a different tune. The Excellent Resort Brand is fantastic!

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  8. My fiance and I feel the same way about our honeymoon as you and yours do. He wants to go on an adventure, while all I want to do is lay on the beach. We're compromising by going on a cruise!

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  9. I remember that call & the excitement I had to fake, too. We can't all be perky.

    We didn't go for our honeymoon, but I highly recommend Excellence Playa Mujeres as a resort option. I wrote about it, but I'm not going to be an ahole & link it. After our stay there, I'd love to try any of the Excellence resorts.

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  10. My husband and I are the same way as you guys except I'm the one that wants the adventures. We usually end up compromising with our trips :-) Honeymoon was in Maui on the Kaanapali coast (gorgeous! Totally recommend!) And one of my other favorite spots is The Royal, an all-inclusive in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. Happy planning!

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  11. With my new job (at a wedding dress boutique) I have to call brides every day and say "Your gorgeous dress has arrived!" and you would be surprised how many brides want to come in that second to get it (even when their wedding is so far off). I thought I just didn't understand because I'm not getting married yet haha.

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  12. My husband & I just had a conversation about how we'd like a honeymoon redo. He was the best man in a friend's wedding in CA so we spent 4 days with them at their wedding & on their honeymoon, too. Totally weird. Then we went to SF for about 3 days alone. We finally went to Jamaica this summer to try the whole "relaxing/typical honeymoon thing" and on the first night we made friends with a group of randos and hung out with them & partied the whole time...it's like we can't just relax and be alone together for too long. I promise we really like/love each other! So my advice is to enjoy being together ALONE on your honeymoon!

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  13. I get unnaturally excited about wedding dresses and I don't even want to get married any time soon... So I think I'm definitely the abnormal one.

    I hate boats so I'm going to offer an alternative to the cruise idea and suggest you go somewhere like Paris or Rome where you can take in culture and go to museums, and then take a train to a tiny little mediterranean town for the second half of the trip where you can relax and spend every day on the beach.

    Can't wait to hear more about the dress!

    -Nellwyn | www.thecardinalpress.com

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  14. I bought my dress of the rack about 3 months before our big day and I was sooooo excited. I remember going home and trying it on to show my dad. I will have to say though, the honeymoon is the best part!

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  15. Some people are not able to fake excitement, people like Tim, and all three of my girls I take after my dad and can show excitement over every little thing

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  16. If you're looking for a mix of sight seeing, museum type-stuff and roasting on the beach, I recommend Greece (though not Santorini, I wasn't a fan on my honeymoon), Spain, or Italy. You can hit up some great beaches and explore tons of historical type stuff, museums included! We went to Paris and Greece and it was perfect!

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  17. We went to Australia and did a ton of adventuring for 2.5 weeks, then ended our trip staying at an amazing beach house for a week and totally relaxing. It was sort of the best of both worlds.

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  18. We did Sandals in the Bahamas. It was delightful, no kids, and we only bothered to leave the resort once haha. Total relaxation and the food was so good! We did a south asia adventure trip like a year later and that one was go go go but amazing. Both have their advantages, i'm sure you'll love what ever you choose :)

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  19. We just went on our honeymoon at the end of December/early January. We went to Singapore and Thailand (Phuket and Phi Phi)! Our plan was to make it a really amazing vacation that we won't be able to do if we have kids in the near future. I'm slow on getting it all loaded, but I blogged about Singapore here: http://www.buildingagrownuplife.com/?p=919

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  20. Your reaction is fantastic! I am hoping to get my "dress is in" call in about a month :) Definitely going to have to check out the "Honeymoon Vibes" shirt!

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