Thursday, July 08, 2010

On The Bridal Front

My daughter and I went to a bridal shop on Tuesday. It wasn't the place I had visited 10 years ago and we didn't find anything she liked. This picture was actually taken by her friend in late June. We are going back to the place from the picture on Saturday. The whole thing is still fresh and new and fun for me. Each wedding adventure is something I've never done before.

I've already begun to receive R.S.V.P.s in the mail. I was supposed to go with my daughter this afternoon to my MIL's house to see her idea for centerpieces for the tables at the reception, but our new clothes dryer is scheduled to be delivered between 2:00 and 4:00 this afternoon, so I'm going to have to sit that part out.

Although we had no luck at that bridal shop we had another fun outing together. We talked alot and I am feeling more and more confident about the success of her marriage. As any parent does, I want my daughter to be happy and have a wonderful life. I'm enjoying her so much through this process and get a big kick out of the fact that she is the anti-bridezilla. They should have a name for that. Bridemellow?


Anonymous said...

Glad you are having such a great time. Your love and pride for your daughter comes through clearly.

Jazz said...

Bridemellow sounds good. She could start a new trend!

Carole said...

The look on her face is priceless! Such a sweet and wonderful expression. These are the times of your life; also glad you are enjoying them!!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

What a lovely experience! To share these happy times with your daughter and to feel that she will have a happy marriage...What could be better?
Fun, Fun, Fun...looking for a dress! Good luck when you go back to that place where the picture was taken.

geewits said...

~~What a sweet thing to say!

~~No kidding - it would certainly be new.

~~It's certainly not my usual.

~~THanks, I'm looking forward to it.

Anonymous said...

As I read about your wedding preparation adventures, I wonder if I'll ever be in your position. I asked my daughter the other day if she ever thought about what her wedding would be like and she said, emphatically "NO! Weddings are stupid. Why would I want to do that?" I wonder if she'll change her mind one day when she falls in lurve? Did your daughter talk about wedding stuff ever before when she was younger or did she think it was stupid then, too?

geewits said...

~~She was never that into it and still isn't. She's pretty much going traditional because that's what her future husband wants. It's important to him so she's "Okay, why not?"

Big Brother said...

Good for her. Brides and grooms are sometimes so stressed out on their great day that they don't even enjoy it.
Soon you'll be a MIL but I'm sure you'll never be the MILFH (mother in law from hell) you're way too cool. Then come the grand-kids which is another ball game all together.

geewits said...

~~I'm too laid back to be a MILFH. Also my own mother always sided with the other person against her own kids so I don't have a role model for that. And no grandkids, thank goodness. My daughter wants to follow in the footsteps of other great women who chose to remain childless like your very own sister.

VioletSky said...

I'm so glad she is all mellow about this. Interestingly, I was just visiting a friend and we were remembering how much she hated her own wedding (30 yrs ago) from the stress of it all. As we looked through her photos, there is only one of her smiling. So sad.

geewits said...

~~My daughter is more likely to be bored than stressed. She's crazy laid back about it all.