So I saw this question posted "Is 27 dresses...attainable?" on the blog Something Happened on the Way Home. Anyways....it spoke to me...because that movie (ya know...27 dresses) is me. When this movie came out I heard "Hey they made a movie about you!" a million zillion times! Maybe that's a slight exaggeration but it was a lot.
I have been in ...wait for it...wait for it...**drum roll** 20 weddings! Yep - 20. Only one has been a family member and my first one was when I was 18. Now there is good and bad to this.
Here's how it breaks down:
Of course...you share a special moment with a very special friend...yadda..yadda..
Special treatment...c'mon the bartender always gives special drinks or breaks the "no shot" rule for you!
You get a fun party dress and get to look fancier then everyone else!
The Not So Good:
I believe it is the reason as to why I am in the poor house. Bridal shower or showers, bachelorette party, gifts, dress, shoes, jewelry, hair, make-up, special unmentionables, hotel room, sometime plane tickets, possible mandatory spa day...etc... to which you as a bridesmaid have to pay for.
I truly believe that there were some weddings that I was asked to be in because they knew I was "experienced" and would make a fantastic bridesmaid and do a lot of special stuff. Uh...yeah..not me. I get worse and worse. A couple of weddings ago - I forgot to pick up my bridesmaids dress from the seamstress (had to beg for the shop to be opened to get it the day of the wedding) and then I didn't even know where the wedding was and couldn't remember the time. Those are just a couple of examples - but there is a lot more where that came from.
I usually get really drunk and there will be some extremely embarrassing moments that I still can not live down. Those stories are another post. In fact maybe I will tell one of them in the next post. ( two words...hip dislocation...)
After being in all these weddings...there are nights where I can't sleep because I am stressed out as to who will be in my wedding...what would the line up be - I mean obviously the favorite stands by me and no matter how I play it the other girls will know...yep I am that girl. Worry, worry. ( Although I know who I would want by me:)
You get a fugly dress with a fugly hairdo ( ratted hair...puke) and have to get really drunk to forget about the fugly hair and dress which leads you to those embarrassing moments that you can't live down but that make a great post...stay tuned:)
And worst of all..now I have become accustomed to getting the special treatment at weddings and now just being a guest really sucks!! Ya know waiting in line for drinks, being the last to eat, not having first dibs at the groomsmen...
But at the end of the day...I look forward to having those girls ( well maybe 6 of them) stand by me and well of course kick ass at the bridal registry and get lots and lots of gifts. So what are your thoughts??..well that is if anyone out there starts reading this!!