Foreign Wedding Preparations (the continuing panic) Part Trois

Case packed!

Case unpacked!

I spy room in Andy’s case 😉

Clothes reorganised.

He doesn’t need much more in there anyway 😛

Oh! …………His suit for the wedding!…………… And his shirt,………… and some more shorts.

Ah but there’s room for a few of my bits too 🙂

It would help if I didn’t have most of the wedding paraphernalia in my case!

As for the shopping trip yesterday, it was quite successful.  I managed to find 2 pairs of blingy sandals in Shoe Zone 

– they seemed to be the only place that was still selling sandals!  Couldn’t decide on gold or silver though, my bag has both incorporated, so I bought both. Well, who wouldn’t at £12.99 a pair? They only have to last the day & then they can fall apart for all I care!

I also appear to have another 2 pairs of sandals in my bags, for casual wear (I’m a typical shoe loving female who should not really be allowed near shoe shops alone!)

I came very close to buying yet more possible wedding day footwear whilst browsing in Debenhams (as you do).  I found a gorgeous pair of blue satin shoes and another pair of silver blings.  Unfortunately they weren’t my size, so I went over to one of the assistants at the cash till in the shoe department. She told me that she couldn’t possibly help me with larger sizes as the girls who dealt with those particular shoes, were away from the area!  What the ….???  Suffice to say I told her that they obviously didn’t want my money, put the shoes down on the desk and left. It was a shoe department & she was working in it! I hate these department stores where each concession can only deal with it’s own products, especially as there is nothing to show it was a different department within that one! Soooo confusing!

Anyway, I found the other bits I wanted.  Came home with 3 new bras which feel like they are made from some of the strongest elastane known to man.  Obviously I am far too comfy in my old ones and are they sure my boobs should be under my chin?  A case of cantilever construction is needed if I’m going to wear the chosen dress though so I’ll have to be uncomfortable for the day.  I’m not the biggest fan of strapless bras, but gone are the days when mine was burnt and nobody noticed :S

I found another swimsuit, a new shirt for Andy, which goes much better with his suit than the one he’d chosen, and thoroughly enjoyed being set free alone to shop for a change 🙂

Have you packed the dress I hear you say! Well, I don’t as that would actually be awesome as it’s impossible – this is a blog, not interactive chat!  I hear you in my head, amongst the other strange voices that tell me I’m very sad for doing this, and the others that just shouldn’t be there!

Remember the box? 

Well, it really is this big! 

With the help of our admin assistant Rachel, it did go in, but not without a fight!

There were giggles, swearwords, jumping & crawling around on the bed.  At one point, I thought I’d actually packed Rachel in the box too.  There was tissue paper flying everywhere, repositioning of the box, then the dress, then us!  I think it will need a lot of hanging and steaming before it can be worn though 😦  I was determined that it would not be travelling in the hold.  The box is just the right size for hand luggage.  That dress will not go out of my sight!

All the suitcases can go missing.  You can get married barefoot, without make up, or you can buy shoes, makeup, underwear,  but if that dress went missing, it could never be replaced.  My Mel will wear the dress we chose for her day (even if it’s creased!).  It’s special, and so is she 🙂

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Foreign Wedding Preparations (the continuing panic) Part Deux

Just a quick update as I’m sure you were all on the edge of your seats as to whether my outfit fits! Tried it on last night & yes with a little encouragement and careful zipping hubby was able to do the dress up!  Don’t you just hate dresses with side zips? – They don’t work on ‘ladies with curves’ very well! And they don’t work very well when there is a major seam for them to be taken past too! I also had a few problems with the V neck being quite low & my strapless bra coming quite high!  Something else to put on the shopping list for today!  I tried another possible dress on & whilst it looks & feels stunning, it was about 2 inches too long & the lace up back caused a problem where the underwear was concerned :S

Anyway, I’m off to Telford Imageto see if I can find the last minute essentials: New strapless bra, New Shoes, Blue socks for Andy, Possibly a new shirt for Andy too – and 2 or 3 large cappuccinos to calm my nerves!

Soon my lovelies!

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