Saturday, January 19, 2008
'She likes caulk.'
I went to see 27 Dresses with my friend Amanda this afternoon. I guess she's become my romantic comedy movie watcher friend when I can't drag hubby. The movie was pretty good. The dialog fell flat a few times, almost like the screenwriter didn't go back to polish it up, but there were some great moments and even funnier one-liners. For example, the main character Jane, who is the owner of the 27 bridesmaid dresses, tells reporter Kevin (hottie James Mardsen) how dedicated and happy she was to fulfill her duties as bridesmaid each and every 27 times, including caulking a fountain for one of the ceremonies. Kevin then says into his voice recorder, "She likes caulk." Very raunchy and funny. Somewhat predictable. It was a good girls movie.
This movie made me think back to my own wedding. Among my favorite memories is my blessed potty break. My gown was pretty voluminous, with many layers of petticoats, tulle, and silk and this long sash the length of my very long train. All these things makes it hard not to a)sit on the toilet, and b)dip some part of your dress in the toilet, which is why every bride must recruit a potty person or two, if they are available. They lift your dress and steer you...yes, steer you to the toilet. I recruited one of my older sisters for the task, and as I recall she'd already had plenty of experience helping my sister when she got married (her dress, I believe, was even larger than mine). Into the handicap stall we went. The thing about those stalls is that although they may be big enough for a bride, her dress, and her potty entourage, the toilet is always squished up against the side of the stall so other occupants may hold onto the handle bars on the wall. But this setup doesn't make it easy for the bride and very big dress. There were lots of giggles, and I just about peeped my dress, but eventually I plunked down on the toilet...almost missing the thing. In case you're wondering: I have only one bridesmaid dress in my closet. And it's not ugly.