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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Pre-Wedding Activities-Nails, Rehearsal, Brunch and the Tale of How Beezus5 and I Saved the Day.

When I found out that Mo Young was coming in to town on Thursday night for Mrs. Acorn's wedding and that Curly J was taking Friday off work to get her nails done and such, I knew that I too would have to take Friday off as I did not want to suffer from the dreaded disorder known as FOMS.  Fear of missing something (or stuff).  Beezus5 taught me that word.  It pretty much involves all of your friends hanging out together while you are somewhere else like work or at a family function.

So the Acorn Wedding Weekend of Fun began for me on Thursday evening when I picked up Mo from the airport.  As I had expected her suitcase was quite large and quite heavy.......

Remember how Mo's husband, J (aka Triangle Head) got us a bunch of free stuff in Vegas?  Sure you do.  Well I wanted to be a good host to him and Mo.  I don't really have access to free hotel rooms and comped dinners and mini bars and such so I decided to just make them a mini bar at my house.....


On Friday, Morgan and I had the most important task of the wedding.  Delivering the wedding dress from the bridal shop to the wedding venue.  Well they kept calling us and saying that it wasn't ready yet.  It was still being steamed so we went ahead and went to Chick-Fil-A to have the new Spicy Chicken Sandwich.  Mo misses Chick-Fil-A since Las Vegas is too sinful of a city for Chick-Fil-A to be associated with.  The spicy chicken sandwich was "quite a treat" just like the dude who rung up our order told us it would be.  We then headed out to meet Mrs. Acorn and Curly J to get our nails done.  Beezus5 had to suffer through FOMS as she was working......

We finally delivered the dress.  The bridal store made us wrap it in a sheet instead of the garment bag.  Not sure why.  It was super wrinkled still.  We were scared.  So we took it to the barn (an old renovated barn where the wedding and rehearsal were held) and hung it up and went back home to get ready for the Rehearsal and Rehearsal Dinner.  The rehearsal went well and the dinner was great.  It was BBQ from the bride and groom's favorite BBQ joint in Durham.  My favorite was the beef brisket.  The groom baked a cake for dessert.  How cute is that?



We also got our sweet bridesmaid gifts...Monogrammed Vases...
  

After the RD, Mrs. Acorn decided that her wedding dress was important and that it should not be wrinkled on her wedding day.  We all agreed with her and offered to take it to my alteration lady in the morning to have it professionally ironed.  During this time things were getting tense but I knew one day we'd all laugh about it so I took this photo...... 

I then had Beezus5, Mo, and Curly J put my hair up in the bumpit.  I mean Mo Young did spend what I assume is tons of money to buy it for me.  I also assumed it would provide some laughs at the Rehearsal Dinner after-party.  I stayed strong and had only 1 drink.  The boys did not so much.  My favorite part was when they (pretty much B and Mr. J Young) plotted a very specific plan on how to steal the bride's (giant) dog from her mom's house, dress him in a tux and bring him to the wedding because that "would be her dream come true." 


The next morning we had a Bridesmaid Brunch hosted by the Aunts of the bride.  Beezus5 and I decided to take the dress in so Maid Of Honor Mo Young could be with the Bride at the Brunch.  Beezus5 and I got to the alteration place and sat on the curb and waited for it to open.  We pretty much jumped on the lady and told her we had an extreme emergency and asked if she can help us.  She said yes...maybe!  This is the nicest alteration lady I have ever met.  She sort of kicked other people out (in a nice way and without them really knowing they were being kicked out) so she could work on our dress.  Forty-five minutes later we arrived at the brunch with the dress to a heroes welcome.  Mrs. Acorn thought it looked great.  We saved the day.  Plus they waited for us to get there to eat.  The food was awesome and featured cheese grits, shrimp, danishes, quiche, breakfast casserole, fruit.....pretty much every breakfast food you can imagine.  Plus we each got a mini parfait and some mimosas.  A lovely time was had by all....



So we dropped off the dress one last time and Beezus5, Wunka and I headed back to my house to get ready.  I took a power nap and then worked on my hair.  It did not go as well as I hoped but B got us all coffee so that was a bonus....

Then it was off to the wedding.......

Have you ever heard of FOMS?
So is Mo's bag big or do I just pack light?
Do you want to come stay at my house so you can get your own personally tailored mini fridge bucket?
Do you think B5 and I saved the day?
Did you have/witness any wedding dress mishaps?

9 comments:

Jenni said...

You and Beezus did save the day. I think MoYoung definitely over packs. Her bag was that big when we stayed on the strip for 1 night in Vegas! I also think though JMJE you pack like a pro and much lighter than most people. Who is capable of just taking a back pack to Vegas for a long weekend?

Chicken said...

I am going to start using FOMS. I have mean cases of it all the time. I think you should be elected the best bridesmaid ever. Love the mini fridge, I have a friend coming into town tonight and I wish I'd thought of this!

Leah said...

So I thought "Las Vegas is too sinful of a city for Chick-Fil-A to be associated with" was like a joke... like really they just don't have them out there (like they don't have Bojangles in the north) then I was like OH yeah! they are closed on sundays, hi? they are religious! haha. Yes you seriously did save your friend's wedding. And they made me wrap my dress in a sheet too... I totally forgot why!

Your girl's bag is pretty large for just a weekend. And your mini-fridge bucket's awesome!

Bonnie said...

I have to give credit to my friend Stone for FOMS, that is where i got it from... not sure where she got it from, who knows where these things originate? I did suffer from a serious case though. Also, I apologize to MoYoung and J for pretty much eating the entire bag of tortilla chips from their VIP guest snack basket. They were just laying on the counter. I couldnt stop myself.

Salt said...

Mo's bag is definitely giant. It looks like the suitcase I flew x-country with when I moved.

And yes I definitely want my own mini fridge bucket. Why have I never thought of something like that before?

Shana said...

I totally want to come and stay at your place so I can have my own mini fridge bucket! What a great idea. You make me feel like such a lame hostess. My brother and SIL came for dinner the other night and I fed them Chinese takeout. I didn't even get my brother the right soda. I suck...you are awesome!

And FOMS - I totally suffer from that. I don't like to miss anything. Ever.

MoY said...

Being in Vegas I have FOMS all the time! I recently met a girl who uses FOMO (fear of missing out). So this is a serious worry.

And ok y'all I still live by the girl scout motto: be prepared. So I needed the big bag! Plus, I pretty much used everyhing in it. But, 55 lbs is bordering on excessive - I'll concede that one.

Jellisons = fabulous hosts!!! Xoxo!!!

And oh the wedding dress, u and beezus pretty much saved the wedding. Crazes.

Matt said...

Glad to see my illustrious initiation into dude shots was properly recorded for all to witness!

Anonymous said...

Yes you and beezus saved the wedding. My trusted alterations lady (the second one) left me a message monday (she was out of the country) apparently she spent 3 hours ironing that damn dress prior to bridal portraits, I am also going to launch a smear tactic against cardinal bridal and call them tomorrow, I also have a much greater appreciation for A's and am now over my phobia, you are awesome!