Calling all Wedding Dress Seamstresses!
It all started so innocently. I purchased my wedding dress at a store out of town, so I needed to find a local seamstress. I put the “calling all cars” message out there, and one of my bridesmaids quickly responded. She works as a costumer in the film and TV industry so she had a great connection with a very talented seamstress in Hollywood. I was, of course, very thankful and looked forward to the opportunity to get the dress just right.
The more people asked me about my dress fittings, the more confident I became about my Hollywood seamstress to the stars. Fairly quickly, my head began to expand. I was full of myself thinking “of course I’m getting a dress fitting by the very best.” This is an easy pattern to fall into as a bride. As I chat with other brides-to-be, or recent newlyweds, there is a bride-centric mentality that enters in. It’s the, “well that’s nice enough … but I (huge emphasis on the I here) planned it this way …”
Surely others contribute to this problem by asking you about every detail of the wedding. I think people know how much brides love discussing their planning, so they indulge you.
Wedding Alteration Wake-Up Call
Back to the dress. So the time has come … the final countdown. I have less than 30 days before the wedding and it is time for the second fitting. I have been telling everyone, including my pharmacist … not kidding … about how I’m off to my dress fitting in Hollywood. Well, then I get a call. My seamstress has to reschedule me because the Emmys are in 3 days and she has more important celebrity gowns to alter before my silly wedding dress. I scrambled my schedule, finding a way to get in to her busy pre-Emmys appointment book.
It was a celebrity wake-up call at that moment (and a much needed one at that). Here I am, the center of the bridal universe, and someone has the nerve to bump me for an Emmy nominee?
At this point, I feel like my whole world revolves around the wedding! It’s all I talk about, all I think about … it’s all I do! I suppose it is good to carefully consider the details and planning, but I realize now that I had a bit of an inflated view of myself. Life will continue whether I select white or ivory linens, TV shows will air regardless of the song selection for the first dance and the red carpet will be fabulous no matter how we position the favors on the place settings.
My seamstress bumped me back into reality, and I could not be more grateful for the timing! I realize now … I could spend a little time thinking outside the veil.