Not Me!!! My good friend Carol, smack dab in the middle, is the first in my group of friends to be marrying off her daughter. This is us - on one of our outings to Carol's house in the Poconos. Relax - that's a BB Gun - no one would trust us with anything more powerful. Don't you love the plaid shirts - Carol makes us wear those shirts so we fit in - I think it's going to take more than a plaid shirt for us to fit in!
We would have all loved to attend the wedding - after all, we've known her daughter since she was a wee tot - unfortunately it's a destination wedding, on a Friday - it was just too hard for most of us to show up in number. The only attendee is the armed fashion bandit.
How can we show our support - how can we be there without being there??? A Mother of the Bride Survival Kit - Perfect! Here's a photo of all of the goodies we stuck in the survival kit - but a photo just doesn't do justice - after all, there is a narrative that accents our survival items.
Item by item - here is our MOTB (mother-of-the-bride) Survival Kit, and our commentary - I just know Carol is gonna feel the love! Every item is wrapped individually and has our commentary card taped to it.
Rub Relief – let’s make this clear - this is for shoe rubbing. You can try it experimentally on anything, or anyone, who is rubbing you the wrong way – results cannot be guaranteed!
Emery Boards – share one of these with all of the bridesmaids – no one likes frayed edges!
Lint Roller – if you press hard enough with the roller you can actually wax with it too – in case you forgot any spots!
Band-aids – in the event of a boo-boo, or if your bra gets too uncomfortable!
Aleve – on that dance floor do not let anyone dip you, bad things can happen when you dip - believe me. If you do dip – you’re gonna need these!
Wisp Disposable Toothbrushes – Never leave home without them. Use after each menu course to make sure your teeth are free of debris!
Surprise! – A comb / brush combo to keep you looking HOT! Always wear lipstick – you never know when someone is gonna snap a photo – lipstick makes the woman! My mother-in-law taught me that!
Sleep mask – what you can’t see, can’t hurt you – it’s gonna be a long day – find time to fit in a nappy-poo to keep you fresh!
Altoids – to keep you kiss-able all day long.
Shout – only a mother would to worry about the laundry on this eventful day – wipe out stains and relax!
Clear Nail Polish – just in case you’re crazy enough to wear hose, and just in case they run – they always run! Go hose-less!
Sewing kit – I certainly hope this is keeping you in stitches!
Pins - to hold your nerves together!
Lotion – to keep you touchably soft!
Energy Pack (Red Bull and Power Bar) – for you, John is on his own!
Hair Bows – remember when doing “Katie’s” hair was this simple!
Tissues – Do these really bear explanation??? They are for John when he gets the bill!!!
Maxi-Pad – just in case you start laughing too hard!
Champagne – Celebrate!
We may not be able to be at the wedding, but she's gonna feel our love and support. Here's hoping for a wonderful wedding! Feel free to borrow the idea - it was so much fun putting it together!
Oh, and least I forget - - - Go Phillies!!!