Let me start by saying, I love weddings. I actually considered becoming a wedding planner at one point because I love the idea of helping brides (and grooms) with their special day. One they will remember and reminisce about for years to come. Do you know what I don’t like about weddings? Being a bridesmaid.

A friend of mine called me last night and asked me to be a bridesmaid in her October wedding. We aren’t extremely close but we are fairly new friends. Of course I said yes. Mainly because she was crying on the phone about how overwhelmed she is already and if I wasn’t there she would just “die”. I forgot to mention, this friend is a self-proclaimed drama queen. Needless to say, I will be there with bells on. Literally. An hour after I hung up with her, one of the other bridesmaids called me and asked if I had seen our dresses yet. Clearly I had not, because if I had my answer would have been completely different. These dresses have bells on them. Yes…bells. I’m not sure why, but there are bells hanging from a sash on the sea foam, mint green-ish, fabric. No one knows how to break it to her that they are horribly hideous.

Have you ever actually googled the history of being a bridesmaid and where it comes from?

“Western bridesmaid tradition seems to have originated from later Roman law, which required ten witnesses at a wedding in order to outsmart evil spirits believed to attend marriage ceremonies. The bridesmaids and ushers dressed in identical clothing to the bride and groom, so that the evil spirits wouldn't know who was getting married.”  -source

So I guess it all makes sense. The puffy sleeves, the taffeta, and now, the bells. It’s all so we can distract the evil spirits. I’m pretty sure we will succeed because they will hear us jingling a mile away.

So really, how do you tell your friend that her dress choice is bad? Like, really bad. Or, do you just stick it out because it’s only a few hours and it will make her happy? Before you answer, just remember, there will be photographic evidence!

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