Library Now, Wedding Later

The librarians do not just know my face. They also know my name, my career choice, my favorite private study room, and that each semester I have one book that puts more pressure on my lower vertebrae than if I were to carry a small elephant on my back.

I am only halfway through my 3rd semester of Nursing and already thisclose to being burnt out. (Current level: Crispy.) I love PEDS, and I could NOT ask for a better instructor, but I am discovering that I need a little more adrenaline in my workday to be satisfied. Having only 2 patients at a time sure makes that 12 hour shift pass ever so slowly. Can OB start, now? Tick tock.

Speaking of time, only 8 short, tiny, little baby months until I finally get to move into my new home in Oxford! (Who's counting and remembering, though?)
How great will THAT be to have all of my things in one place, including my fiance? I get so giddy just thinking about the move.
Cute town, nice people, a full-time job (read: full time income!)

After moving, I will be 6 months from marriage.
I've already booked the ceremony & reception, and I've even chosen my bridesmaids!

But I'm having trouble deciding on bridesmaids dresses. I want short black, classy dresses. My girls also like the idea of shorter dresses (as opposed to long/full length), so they can all get hot shoes to show off.
Here's the problem: The wedding is in January. Is that inappropriate? Before you answer, I must tell you that will be inside the cathedral or the plantation the entire time. Also, Louisiana is not the coldest climate in America, but it can sometimes be bone-chilling. I need some other opinions.

Have any of you had short dresses for your wedding during the winter or know someone who has??


  1. I think the dresses you are wanting would be totally OK!! I am sooooo excited for you! Just hang in there with the OB stuff...if Its anything like the hospital I work at it is all baby all the time! haha

  2. Since the dresses are a dark winter color I think they are completely appropriate! I'm glad you get to be settled in soon.

  3. I think short dresses are fine. I had a friend that chose short dresses for her November wedding and as part of her gift to the girls she gave them pashminas that matched the dresses incase they got chilly.

  4. Short dresses are totally fine, and come on girl, it's January! You have great taste so I'm sure anything you pick would be lovely! :)

  5. I think you should get whatever it is your heart desires! Have you picked out a wedding dress yet :)? That I MUST see. Also...OXFORD...what??? I want details!