Sunday, July 20, 2008

....always a bridesmaid....

Growing up I never fantasized about my own wedding, so I certainly did not even entertain the possibility of being involved in someone else's wedding. Yet here I am, in my early 30's, an experienced bridesmaid/maid of honour of five times, and already booked for two upcoming weddings. Did I mention I've already been reserved for at least three 'future' nuptials? Even though such 'future brides' have no 'future grooms' at the moment? More on that later.

Suffice it to say, I have earned the title 'Professional Bridesmaid.' I am now completely versed in the world of bridesmaid dresses and the very dubious statement "...and you can wear it again!!!"; showers; stagettes; bachelorettes; centrepieces; cake toppers; blushers; veils; Vera Wang; buck and doe's; bridal coaches; Reem Acra; Kleinfeld's; duchess satin; and I could go on and on...similar to a very long Father of the Bride speech. And while some girls would cherish this intimate knowledge of a very prosperous industry, and the badge of friendship honour that comes with being a bridal attendant, I am, well, not as appreciative. Well, I should say my wallet and day planner are less than appreciative.

For all my friends who believe I'm a perpetual bridesmaid....and that 'I should really write a book'....this is for you. Who knows? Maybe in ten years time, I'll look back on my bridal party exploits fondly. If I'm not too busy playing bridesmaids in those '2nd' weddings.

p.s. I should really buy Whitney Lyles book.


Krista said...

Seriously? You've been told you can wear a bridesmaid dress again?! Unless you pick your own dress (off-the-rack, from The Bay or wherever), you won't wear it again. That's funny that the brides think that. Do some women lose all sensibility when planning a wedding???

The Professional Bridesmaid said...

Believe it or not, I've been told that many, many times. lol. I guess it's to justify the cost of the dress? Anyways, the best thing, in my opinion, is to accept that you'll never wear again and donate it to a new home!

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