Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Going to the chapel and we're....

by Brittany Geragotelis

Get your mind out of the wedded bliss gutter!
No, I'm not announcing my engagement online....but I do have a bit of a wedding announcement.

I was talking with my mom the other day on the phone and our convo went a little something like this:

Mom: "Did you hear what they're going to start selling at Costco?"

(NOTE: My mom and I are both huge nerds when it comes to Costco. Going to the warehouse is an exciting event for us, and I have fond memories of going there as a kid and eating my Costco hotdog piled high with onions from the little cranking machine it popped out of. MMmmmm. If only they were gluten-free!)

Me: "No, what?"

Mom: "Wedding dresses!"

Me: "Who would EVER buy their wedding dress from Costco? I mean, yeah, it's pretty much the best store ever, but the last place I'd buy my wedding dress from would be Costco. What, are you supposed to buy a pack of five dresses, one for each of your future weddings? That doesn't seem like it would be a good omen for your marriage."

Mom: "They showed pictures of them on the news the other day and they were actually kind of pretty."

photo credit: Costco
Me: "Still, beautiful or not, what are you supposed to say when people ask you where you got your beautiful dress? Do you lie and tell them something completely different, but then do you really want anything about your wedding to be a lie (again with the bad mojo)? Or do you tell them the truth and wait for people to start whispering about how you bought your wedding dress and your gallon-sized jar of jalepeno's in the same trip to the store?"

Mom: "Well, you won't have to worry about buying your dress at Costco, because I'm still making your wedding dress, right?"

Me: "Yes, Mom. When I get engaged and am planning my wedding—not that it's in the near future—you will be making my wedding dress."

Mom: "You know, the women in our family hit menopause early. Your eggs might already be drying up."

Me: "Sure. Thanks, Mom. Good to know."

(NOTE: Okay, so the menopause/eggs comment was a whole other conversation, but you can see how some of our talks go. Love you, Mom!)

Anyway, how do you feel about the news that Costco might start selling wedding dresses? Would you ever buy your own wedding dress at a store like this?



Anonymous said...

*smiling lovingly* Love you too, Sweetsie!!!

Alicia said...

ohhhh myy good to know... now I'll understand when mom comes home with 5 wedding dresses.. (and the giant jar of jalepenos of course) :)

Melissa said...

This made me laugh! I can so relate. I'm a Costco nerd too. I love the whole wharehouse experience. Not sure I'd want to buy my wedding dress there though...

I can also see myself having a similar conversation with my mother. :)