Always A Bridesmaid - A Story Told In Memes

7. That’s the number of weddings I’ve attended this year. A couple I was a bridesmaid, a couple I sang in and a couple I attended as a guest. But the number is still 7. And we haven’t even gotten to 2018. Sigh. Always a bridesmaid …

Look, I get it. I’m at that age. The age where every one is falling in love and getting engaged and getting married. Some of my friends are even starting to have babies. And I’m over here like

always a bridesmaid

But then I remember how much fun weddings are. And how it usually ends up being a huge reunion of all my friends and I’m all

always a bridesmaid

So when your bestie calls you up and says

Your initial instinct may be to throw yourself a pity party because

always a bridesmaid

But instead, you put on your big girl undies and get mentally ready, because

always a bridesmaid

Then you give your bestie an enthusiastic, “YES!” and start sending her pictures to add to her Pinterest board!

always a bridesmaid

And when it’s time to pick out bridesmaid dresses, you encourage all the girls to stick with the bridal party line of

always a bridesmaid

But secretly you pray to 8-pound, 6-ounce, newborn infant Jesus that your bestie is a laid-back bride. (Please be a laid-back bride!)

always a bridesmaid

And once you’ve picked out the bridesmaid dress (that your bestie swears you can wear again but you know you never will!), it should be smooth sailing! All you have to do from here on out is agree with all the bride’s choices (because it’s not your wedding!) and then do the fun stuff … like plan the bachelorette party!

always a bridesmaid
always a bridesmaid

And while you may be afraid to check your bank balance and you may have to have your dress altered because you’ve eaten nothing but Ramen for the last month …

always a bridesmaid

none of that matters because despite multiple dress fittings and more bridal showers than you care to think about, the big day is here!

always a bridesmaid

And after months of planning, a morning filled with more hairspray and makeup than the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, and more money than you ever thought you’d spend on your BFF, it’s go time!

always a bridesmaid

At the end of the day, it really was worth it! Because no one will ever be there for you like your girlfriends will.

always a bridesmaid

Besides, it’s bound to be your turn soon! And if you haven’t learned anything else from the eleventy billion weddings you’ve been in, it’s what not to do. So instead of solving bridesmaid drama, you’ll be quoting Jay-Z!

always a bridesmaid

xo,
Caroline

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