Over the weekend, I was in three states (four, to be technical, since I left from BWI in MD!). I flew into Providence, RI, rented a car, drove to MA to pick up my sister in Quincy, drove to NH for my mother's birthday and then back to MA, where I stayed at my sister's Saturday night. Sunday morning, I had a bridal shower to attend.
It was a short and whirl-winded (hyphen? or not needed there?) weekend, but lots of fun. I couldn't believe the amount of gifts the bride received. She has another shower coming up next month in CT and both her registries are nearly complete from this one. Since I am not a fan of registries in general, I didn't buy from it! Despite that, everyone raved about the gifts I brought her, which was nice. It was so nice to see her, since it had been a while, and it was good to be home too, even though it was just for a few hours.
She also gave me my bridesmaid gown, as it had mistakenly shipped to her parents house in MA. Now I had never been measured for the gown. She picked out a dress by Bill Levkoff and she and the other girls (who are all in CT and MA) went to a shop in Providence for fittings. I found a few shops around here that carried this designer, so one day, several months ago, a friend and I went to Old Town to try on the dress. We went into several shops, none of which had the gown. So the bride just ordered me a dress, even though I hadn't tried it on or been measured. Last night when I got home, I wanted to try on the dress. I pulled it out of the box and unwrapped it and noticed it seemed rather large. I looked at the label and saw that it was a size 22! Apparently there was a typo and a 22 rather than a 12 was ordered. Oooops.
So, alterations are in order. Anyone in the DC area have a suggestion of a place I could take it? I'm thinking it would be best to have it taken in a bit so that I don't end up flashing the church!