Saturday, March 14, 2009

Always a bridesmaid, never a bride...and thats all good with me

So I saw this question posted "Is 27 dresses...attainable?" on the blog Something Happened on the Way Home. 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:

The Good:

Of 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 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!!

Lady Jane


  1. Thanks for your sweet comment! I just read your bridesmaids post, and I thought it was hilarious. I can't believe that one person (outside of the movie) could have been in so many weddings! Must make you crazy :) Anyway, I've subscribed to you, too and I'm looking forward to more!

  2. OMG, you could almost make a career out of it!! I've never understood why brides want the BMs to look all bad in the fugly dresses. I went to a wedding last year (only my 4th) and the bride had the BMs wearing incredible dresses. I mean they were H.O.T (and I'm no lesbian!). It made the bride look even better! Maybe you should suggest this at your next "booking"? xx

  3. your blog is SO CUTE, a nice blog layout always attracts me and makes me want to read it.

    You have been to A LOT of weddings, I think i've only been to maybe 3 in my whole life time .. =)

  4. Jen - when I was reading your comment - I read "BM" and totally thought bowel movement - ha ha - so fitting:))

  5. I topped out at 4, quit a 5th (she became a horrible bridezilla) and learned to say no when asked for the 6th. I have one friend that I would consider being a bridesmaid for. Everyone else gets a polite "no, I want to be there to share your wedding day with you but I prefer not to be a bridesmaid." Actually the 6th bride to ask me was very understanding and asked me to do a reading at her wedding, which I am more than happy to do.

    20? Really, wow. That just blows my mind.

  6. Can I just tell you that this brings up a horrifying memory when my brother's (now) wife asked me to be a bridesmaid? At the time, I was a dirt poor (and I'm talking P-O-O-R) undergrad and didn't know that bridesmaids had to buy the ridiculously overpriced dress that bride picks out for them. Not only did I end up with the black and diamond encrusted gem of a dress that cost more than my rent, I also agreed to let my friend in hair school do my hair for the wedding. The pictures are horrifying. I look like I have a massive grenade on top of my head. Ah, memories. Great post!