Let’s get one thing straight…
It’s great being in a wedding for a friend, but I shouldn’t have to become a slave to their special day or take a second mortgage out on my home to, “meet their standards”.
Bridal party expectations are out of control nowadays and it doesn’t seem like it’s going to end anytime soon. Is it because more women are becoming Bridezillas? Does it have something to do with mommy and daddy not flipping the bill anymore?
Regardless, there are certain things bridesmaids are responsible for and things you should never expect from us.
Come on princess, get your head out of the clouds. You expecting your girls to do this sh*t is b*tchy, inconsiderate and just out right rude.
Here are the things your bridal party is NOT responsible for.
1. THROWING YOUR BRIDAL SHOWER…
Sorry sweetheart, this is NOT your bridal party’s problem. Let me repeat that, THROWING YOUR BRIDAL SHOWER IS NOT YOUR BRIDAL PARTY’S JOB OR BILL. If they want to help with the planning or contribute to something awesome, that’s fine. However, under no circumstances are you to believe these girls have to shell out the money for a venue and pay for your day. That’s either your job or the job of your family – and that’s how it’s always been. A Bridal shower can cost thousands of dollars. Don’t be rude. Your friends are not ATMs.
2. GIVING YOUR MULTIPLE PARTIES…
NO – You don’t need a party for your lingerie, a bachelorette party a year before the wedding and then a month before, AND a bridal shower. Pick two and move on. These party’s are getting out of control. You do realize these are all pre-parties to the big party right? The big party = YOUR F*CKING WEDDING. It’s over the top and inconsiderate. Throw a tea party in your back yard and call it a day.
3. BECOMING A WORLD TRAVELER…
What ever happen to a night out in the city? Maybe a hotel room and a brunch the next day? NO. That’s not good enough anymore. Typically the bride doesn’t pay for anything when it comes to her bachelorette party- so when she throws some ridiculous idea out there like going to a f*cking island or another country, it’s put the entire bridal party in a really bad spot. Even if the bride offers to pay her own way- she’s still asking people to spend at least a thousand dollars or more to celebrate her being single for the last time.
Honey, we have celebrated you being single,”for the last time”, every night since we were 21. Get over yourself. If you happened to have friends that are rolling in it or you’re flipping the entire travel tab- then go for it. Otherwise, save your traveling for the honeymoon and don’t get pissed because your best friends can no longer afford you and your audacity.
4. GETTING A COMPLETE MAKEOVER…
This is YOUR day. You have to look perfect, not us. Don’t tell your girls we have to get our hair and makeup done, that’s just a b*tch move. Maybe we can do our own hair and makeup. Maybe we don’t need to spend $300 dolling ourselves up for a few photos. I’m pretty sure we aren’t going to show up ratchet AF to your big day.
One day we hope get married too, but we won’t be able to because you’re so high maintenance.
5. DEDICATING EVERY WAKING HOUR TO YOU FOR THE ENTIRE YEAR LEADING UP TO YOUR WEDDING…
BRIDAL PARTY. Not slaves, not therapist, not 24 help line. Bridesmaids. Don’t think for two seconds you’re going to take over our lives because you wanted us to be a part of your special day. If we said no, you would have bugged out. I have my own sh*t. Work, relationship, social life, etc. We will all gladly help you and enjoy your planning but don’t you dare call me at 3 a.m. because your invitations are the wrong shade of f*cking lilac.
Listen, we know weddings are expensive and we also know that we’re going to have to spend a pretty penny to be involved, but don’t take advantage. We’ll do as much as we can, but these things are ‘non-negotiables.’
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