March 26, 2010

Bridesmaid Bits

Dear Meredith,

My Mum got engaged a few weeks ago and I’m a bridesmaid. I’m really
nervous about it – I’ve never been one before. Any tips??

Amber X

Dear Amber,

Welcome to my life. Always a bridesmaid, never a bride. Not that I WANT to be a bride, mind you. I look much better in black, and my green hair should be out and proud, not covered by a veil. I would, of course, get married to the right man, but my life is so very busy right now anyway. I hardly have time to answer this question, but I will. Just because I care, Amber.

The wonderful thing about being a bridesmaid is that the day is not yours. It is the bride’s. If you can focus on this, it’ll make some the hardships that may come (TEAL BRIDESMAID DRESSES) much easier to bare. Every wedding has its hiccups. If you trip while walking down the aisle, it might cause you a bit of embarrassment, but in the grand scheme of the day, it won’t mean much. And since it’s your mum, she’s just going to be happy to have you as a part of that special day. Make sure you do something extra sweet for her, like make a scrapbook with pictures of the happy couple. Something she can keep long after the cake has been cut.

One more thing–if you are under 16, I suggest you go light on the makeup. I hate to see these young girls with their faces painted until they’re unrecognizable. A little gloss, maybe a touch of mascara (waterproof for the happy tears), and your natural freshness is going to shine.

Enjoy the day. And tell your mum I’m happy for her. Really. No, really.

Ta ta,

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  1. Great blog. In my wedding I had the cutest little cards on the table where we ate the food. The typography was amazing and so I still have it somewhere. It was one of the best weddings I’ve been to. Apologies for going on about my wedding experience, but your blog just reminded me of it.

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  2. I get how you feel! I least you ARE a bridesmaid! I have been a flower girl 15 times. >Are you sure about that?<. YES! I have 12 godmothers, a doctor, a nurse,a florist, a dentist, a baker… Been to all their weddings, stared at all the pretty dresses my older godsisters got to wear, got stuck with the itchy lace and had to hold a 2 yr. old's hand (Sorry, John, but it's true!). Feel better? Hope so….

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