Note from SweetPoyzin: This is seriously picture heavy. How could it not be when my three favorite ladies hit the big city in search of wedding dresses and fun?
Xander and I decided to head to the spa on Wednesday. It’s the only day we both have off together.
“So I still need a wedding dress, you know”
“What about it? I’m sure you’ll find one. I mean…the wedding is two months away.”
“Yeah, but I was thinking I need to travel to find one. Liv mentioned something about a great bridal shop in Bridgeport. I think we might go there.”
“Bridgeport? That’s like…8 hours from here. Do you really need to go there to find a dress, sweetie?”
“Men…You just don’t understand. ” I sighed.
“Yes, I do need to go. Liv, Mom, and I are leaving tonight.”
And by tonight I meant as soon as Xander and I got home. Liv and Mom were already waiting for me when we got back. We loaded up the car and headed off to Bridgeport!
We arrived at our condo late that night. It wasn’t much to look at but it was cheap as hell so it would do.
We all slept in the next morning. We didn’t have to be at the bridal shop until 1pm so we were taking advantage of the quiet. I didn’t have the kids that Mom and Liv have to deal with but my pager can be just as annoying!
Mom made grilled cheese sandwiches for breakfast…which was actually lunch.
Liv and I dragged our butts out of bed with barely enough time to eat and change.
Despite being grown women, we were still nearly late for our appointment at the dress shop.
As soon as we pulled up I knew I was in over my head. I wear scrubs and jeans all day every day. This place was a wee bit too fancy for my tastes.
“Ok…so how does this work? I just go find some dresses and try them on, right? I don’t want anything too fancy. It’s just not me.”
Mom already looked worn out as Liv studied me.
“Nope, that’s not how this is going to work. I’m going to find the dresses and you will wear them. Who knows you better than your twin, eh?”
“You’re going to make me look stupid just so you can take pictures and post them online for everyone to make fun of.”
“GIRLS! Can we just get this show on the road? I’d like to get my drink on while we are here.”
“Yes, mom’s right. You go into the dressing room and I’ll find some dresses. Go on now. Git!”
Mom seemed frightened by the first dress Liv found. I had a feeling she didn’t even try to find a good dress at all.
“Liv this is perfect! I’ve always wanted to be confused for a wedding cake.”
“I know. I’m sorry, Penny. I tried to find one with a big bow on the butt. Alas, no luck. Maybe next time.”
“Ok girls…who wants to hit the bar?”
We looked at a couple more wedding dresses before we all had had enough of Liv’s silliness. We went to a local dive bar for happy hour.
I was denied access to the VIP room! So Liv and I devised a plan.
“While I distracted the bouncer, Liv snuck right in. After breaching the hull, she flirted with the bartender and bit until both mom and I could get inside, too.
Still, I paid off the bouncer to make her feel special. Or maybe it was because I suck at sneaking and she caught me.
After getting a few drinks in, we all decided it would be a good idea to strike up a band on the main stage.
Spoiler alert: it is never a good idea to play on the main stage after a few drinks. We got kicked out of the bar. It didn’t matter though. We needed to get some sleep before our second fitting at the bridal shop.
“Ok, you go find a room. I saw THE PERFECT dress yesterday and you must try it on immediately. Go, go, go! Shoo, shoo!”
Oh the mirth that spread across Liv’s face when I tried this one on. It was only matched by the sheer terror plastered on my mother’s.
“What are you smoking, Olivia!? This dress isn’t even funny for a joke! God in heaven this thing is awful!”
Liv couldn’t even speak. She was consumed by silent giggles.
Mom looked concerned for our sanity.
Just then we heard a woman scream in the reception area.
I’m a doctor. I help people. I suppose sometimes you just have to put on a smile and help people while wearing a stupid dress.
Thank goodness the guys at the hospital didn’t see this. I’ve never live it down. Her husband was not helping. I couldn’t tell if he was more upset by his wife’s sudden illness or the fact that she was being aided by a woman in my attire. I wouldn’t blame him on the latter.
I put on my best smile given the circumstances and handed the woman a pill.
After that extravaganza I changed and we hit the bars again.
We totally got bounced at the first bar went went to. So mom and I headed home to change while Liv went down the street to butter up security.
For a nearly 30-year-old mother of two, the woman knows how to work it. Mom and I returned and we got in no problem. Liv was having a grand ol’ time flirting with the bartender again.
Mom and I played it low key. We just had a few drinks and danced.
This place was obviously too fancy for us. They had a fish tank built into the wall. We are not those kinds of people.
Before I could stop her Liv was headed to to rooftop bar. Again, flirting her way past security.
“Where is your sense of adventure, Penny?” Mom asked as she, too, headed up to the roof.
I had to admit, I was not disappointed once I got up there.
We chilled in the hot tub until we turned into prunes. I went to grab more bar snacks and drinks for us but when I got back Mom and Liv were missing.
It was not difficult to find them though.
You’d never know they had children at home. Or that they were respectable members of society. Jeez.
We stayed out all night. I’m too old for that crap.
We had one more fitting at the dress shop and Liv came through for me after all. She found the perfect dress.
We did not go out to the bar that night because we were all still hungover from the night before. Needless to say we called it early that night and passed out. Our insanity filled trip had come to and end and it was time to actually plan a wedding.