I suppose from my upbeat blog, nothing ever goes wrong life, everything is a blessing in disguise world... you would assume our daughter's wedding went off without a hitch! WRONG- let me share our first nightmare with you today.
Nightmare number one: Burlington Bridal Mart (don't go there unless you are desperate) ordered Katherine's dress in mid-January. It arrived in late May and was an inch and a half too short. The manufacturer was to blame said Burlington ... the manufacturer said Burlington was to blame... the manufacturer did send an extra 2 yards of lace to add to the bottom of the dress... Burlington did TRY to add an inch and a half with the lace but... Katherine had to wear rhinestone flip-flops and her toes did show (she didn't like this at all)! She missed her bridal portrait date, got her dress 2 weeks before the wedding, had her bridal portrait made one week before the wedding and the gorgeous portrait arrived at the reception hall just hours before the reception (thanks to a very cooperative photography studio- local I might add). As you can imagine, this provided all of us with anxiety, stress, and sleepless nights for several weeks and of course we didn't need anymore stress added to an already stressful event. Lesson learned (which is a BLESSING indeed!)... don't go to the biggest bridal shop in North Carolina... go to your hometown folks that you trust and know! I think we could have done better ordering on line because she was a perfect size 10! Come back in a few days for nightmare number two!