Debangel, just wanted to say that not only are you a "mature" bride...but you aren't "in need" to lose anymore weight! At 5'8" and 155lbs, I bet you're stunning!
Awww! You are going to give me a big head, and then my imaginary tiara won't fit! (BTW, I don't remember who to thank for posting that $90K Greek Bandeau tiara, but thanks! A pantsload. Am now heartbroken to not have spare 90,000 clams. It's perfect!! Now must borrow either platinum American Express, or all-black outfit and soft rubber-heeled shoes. And night-vision goggles.)
I will spare you all the glowing comments that James just made on this last post, praising my, uhh, endowments, because he makes my friends and family simultanously "awwww" and make gagging noises
I'll stick with quoting his last line "and Heaven's own head of curls". Yeah, I know, I just ate, too. LOL They don't make 'em sweeter than him
Speaking of angels, though, thanks for the Alfred Angelo links! We share a surname so I sort of have a soft spot for him! I am loving all of the suggestions, and it's especially helpful to know that a size 8 street dress (by which I mean "regular" dress, not like the streetwalker kind...) can end up as a 14 in a wedding dress! I wear between an 8 and a 10 in dresses, and I would probably have burst into very unattractive tears if I ended up in a 14! (I got up to an 18W, back in 2006, and though I have seen many women rock that look, I was NOT among them. So I have a little fear associated with double digits! Also, I live in Boulder county, where a size 10=obese. Tough act to follow!)
Oh, and from now on, I will be referring to my hips as "dangerous". Heh heh.