I was going to wait on posting about my dress until everything was done, but I'm so worried right now that I have to share.
I won a one-of-a-kind designer gown through an essay contest on a designer's blog. The gown is at a bridal salon in Charleston, SC and the designer's PR person said they were flying me down, giving me a hotel, and having a little party to turn over the gown on Saturday, April 30th. They said they'd be in touch a week before with all the details.
I didn't hear from them until Tuesday, when the PR person called and told me they booked an early morning flight for me out of an airport that's three hours away (there are three closer airports, including 1 that's 10 minutes away). In light of the fact that I'm getting a wedding gown out of this, I got over it and booked an airport hotel room on Priceline for Friday night so I wouldn't have to wake up at 4 AM on Saturday morning to make the drive.
The PR person told me that the bridal salon was covering my hotel and one of their staff members was going to pick me up at the airport and get me where I needed to go. I didn't hear from the salon until yesterday afternoon, when they told me the hotel would be sending a confirmation "shortly."
When I went to bed last night, I had no new information. I'm a business traveler and have never had loose ends 48 hours before a trip, so I'm now starting to get very nervous. I emailed the salon staffer this morning and asked her for details about transportation, the hotel, and timing.
It's just after 3 PM and I still haven't heard anything. I have to admit that the last minute nature of all of this is sort of ruining my excitement for the dress. I'm so worried!!!