The Biggest Lie

Seven months ago, I bought my wedding dress and didn’t show you guys any photos because Mr. Warbs reads my blog religiously (like a good husband). It was really important to me to keep the dress a secret from him, and I’m not good at keeping secrets or lying. I can’t even tell little white lies usually. I’m the worst because I either admit it right away or over-complicate simple things. Whenever I tell a lie, it usually goes something like this:

Mr. Warbs: So, did you eat the lunch I made you?

Me: Um…yeah. I did.

Mr. Warbs: Did you like it?

Me: OK, I went to Curry House instead. I’m sorry.

Mr. Warbs: Why did you lie? And why did you admit it right away?

Me: I don’t know. Sorry. I felt guilty. Sorry.

Mr. Warbs: It’s OK. I knew you were lying. You’re terrible at it.

Me: I know.

So after I bought my dress, I vowed to keep it a secret from Mr. Warbs until the wedding. The best thing I could think of was to keep the dress out of our apartment. However, the dress didn’t need any alterations (because it was obviously perfect and meant to be), so I was able to leave David’s Bridal with it. MIL Warbler offered to keep it at her house, but I was afraid that it would be the first place Mr. Warbs would look. And I kinda didn’t want the dress out of my possession. I loved it so much!

That’s when I came up with the kind of stupid-at-the-the-moment lie that I usually end up blowing. I decided to tell Mr. Warbs that the dress was still at the shop and really hide it in our apartment. And you guys, I pulled it off! After lunch, MIL Warbler and I snuck the dress upstairs and stuffed it in the back of my closet. I know that doesn’t sound like a very secure place, but there’s so much crap in our closet, I knew Mr. Warbs would never notice it. And he didn’t. After a week, I told him that I picked up the dress and BM E was holding it for me. It was the only lie I think I’ve ever successfully kept up. Several times I thought I had given myself away, but Mr. Warbs later said he had no idea. Woohoo!

Looooonnng story short, here are the photos I couldn’t show you from my first dress post. Introducing my tulle Oleg Cassini dress from David’s Bridal. Or as I affectionately call her, Olga.




I loved my veil!




Me and the lady who found the dress, BM Tata!


Sneak peek of my walk down the aisle

Guest photo

Did you keep your dress a secret from your partner?

All photos are personal unless otherwise noted.


Mrs. Warbler

Long Beach/Malibu
Wedding Date:
April 2012

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    Future Army Wife 2213 posts, Buzzing bee @ 6:38 pm

    You look beautiful! And I love your aisle decor. We’re doing something similar.

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    Mrs. Warbler 249 posts, Helper bee @ 7:33 pm

    @adage: I don’t usually like those type of dresses either, but I fell in love with this one!
    @almostmrsj: I pretty much showed everyone except for Mr. Warbs and his dad. I guess I’m not that good of a secret keeper haha
    @YoungBride1414: It’s funny, Mr. Warbs went through the David’s Bridal catalogue and actually guessed correctly which dress I had gotten! I played it off and he eventually forgot what it looked like thank God.
    @Heather Rose: I don’t think it’s weird. It’ll be a lot different when he sees you all dolled up on your wedding day, it’s going to be so emotional!
    @Tina: I couldn’t keep it a secret from my girls. But I definitely didn’t want a lot of people with me when I picked it out, didn’t want all those opinions floating around.

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    Mrs. Warbler 249 posts, Helper bee @ 7:42 pm

    @mvest: That’s sweet!
    @Mrs. Porcupine: Haha Mr. Warbs was pretty blind too!@Miss Dragon: You’ve got a good man! Mr. Warbs would never have been able to resist.
    @Mrs. Honey: Ha, it would have been funny if we were dress twins.

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    fixin2bmrsawesome 361 posts, Helper bee @ 8:07 pm

    I WANTED to show the Mister but he won’t let me! (He says no first look either! Boo!) It is hanging in our living room just begging to be let out!

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    Mrs. Coyote 1478 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:25 am

    Love your dress Warbler! I am a huge fan of Oleg Cassini dresses and you look absolutely amazing!

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    Mrs. Barrettes 913 posts, Busy bee @ 3:04 pm

    Well worth the wait– Olga is absolutely fabulous and you look gorgeous in her! :)

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    SarahConnors 152 posts, Blushing bee @ 5:58 pm

    Oh my gosh yes I have been keeping it hidden from him! I don’t even have pics on my computer so there’s no way he can even stumble across it lol!

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