I’m sure there will be more of a wrap-up and at least one photo later, but I just want to share a couple of things.
1) Fillyjonk’s wedding was AWESOME. Really, they don’t get much better.
2) And I say that even though I’m sober, ’cause I got stuck driving. Which is a long story I will not share now, but I do have a shorter story.
3) In the cab on the way to the airport, I said to Al. “I forgot something. I forgot something important. I know it.” But I couldn’t figure out what the hell it was. I knew I had my i.d., dress and shoes, so I figured I could buy anything else I was missing in Baltimore. *shrug*
Sitting at the gate, about 5 minutes before we boarded the flight, it hit me. I FORGOT TO PACK BRAS.
And wait, it gets better. Because I recently read this story about a woman with a rack o’ doom whose underwire set off the metal detector at an airport, I was wearing a sports bra. That was the only bra I had with me. To go to a wedding. In a low-cut dress.
Fortunately, the miracle of the internet led me to this place, which actually had some of my size in stock — and on sale, no less. So it all eventually got sorted out. But seriously, of all the fucking things I could forget to pack, bras rank pretty much right under i.d., in terms of replacement difficulty. My cup size is too big for straight lingerie stores, and my band size is too small for plus stores, so if I’d been in a city that didn’t have a specialty lingerie shop like that? I would have been at the wedding in a goddamned sports bra.
Also, the second I realized I didn’t have bras with me, I texted Fillyjonk, because what every bride needs to deal with the day before her wedding is a friend’s underwear crisis. And bless her heart, she actually took the time to ask everyone she could think of about local lingerie shops. (I just wanted to know if she knew of a place off the top of her head!)
All of which is background to this: Just one of the many things that made this wedding unique and memorable is that about half the people I introduced myself to immediately said, “Did you find a bra?!?”
You just don’t get that at every wedding, y’all. You just don’t.