Thursday, May 24, 2007

What to Wear: First Adult Wedding

The wedding season panic continues! Is there anyone out there not worried about what to wear to a wedding this summer? Here is Asako's requst:
Like many of your writers I am frantic with the upcoming wedding season especially since this is my first real adult wedding. Many of the others I've missed while I was off in grad school but now I've moved "home" to Michigan with just a bit of spare change. I'm acting as the special assistant to the bride. I need a solid outfit that will mask what I call the "mother load" (my plus size bust) while handling the unpredictable Michigan spring weather.

I'm desperate and another trip to the mall might drive me crazy. Being out of town for the last two years means that this will be the first time that many people will have the chance to see me so I'm a bit nervous.
Yikes! First things first: a) brides get to have special assistants? Since when and where can I get one? b) I have the opposite of a "mother load" myself, so I'm not claiming to be an expert. Here we go!

Dress - Victoria's Secret should know a thing or too about larger chests. This dress is in a gorgeous color and on sale for only $65.
Clutch - Put the money you've saved on the dress toward a sparkly clutch and a facial.
Pumps - Silver and snake print leather is definitely a "grown up" shoe choice.
Earrings - Pretty flower and leaf decorated drops.

Asako will knock 'em dead!

3 comments:

sf editrix said...

Re: the bride's "special assistant" -- maybe she means "day-of-wedding coordinator" (DOC)? I highly recommend having one. Although I had a fairly simple wedding, I wanted to reduce my stress level on the day and not have to answer questions, direct people where to go, make sure all vendors showed up on schedule, hand out final payments/tips, etc., so I hired a DOC. It ended up being one of my best wedding-related decisions and worth every single penny (I'd be happy to send her info to you if you're interested). An extremely organized, detail-oriented relative or friend can fill this role, too.

MissEm said...

The club comes with a coordinator for the wedding day (another plus) and I have some very good friends who will do a bit of helping too :)

love.boxes said...

I love this outfit!