Crazy Brides, Yes. Crazy Bridesmaids Though?

by - April 25, 2011

So it's no secret that I am not all about weddings.  What am I not all about? Well, the whole thing really.  The spectacle, the expense, the complete and utter CRAZINESS of it all....

Don't get me wrong, to each their own.

For me though, I'd rather skip it.  Thank god I found someone who feels the same way.  We are not concerned with getting married.  We are concerned with the happily ever after.  Again, not that there is anything wrong with it.  Weddings can be beautiful and I understand what the symbol of it all's just not for me.

I never really understood the term 'Bridezilla', until I started watching those shows on TLC like Rich Bride, Poor Bride.  I figured that those women (and sometimes men) were hamming it up for the camera, making themselves seem worse than they really are.  

All of my friends who are married did not involve me in any way with the preparation of the their weddings (thank goodness! I would be a fish out of water), except to tell me to show up and eat.  So I was not aware of any of them going crazy before their weddings.  

But lately it feels like people are getting married all over the place and I have to listen to their wedding preparation horror stories.  You would think that getting married was the WORST thing to happen to them ever.  And I guess my question to everyone is: is it really worth it?  The one day of spectacle and expense I mean.  Is it really all worth the MONTHS of crazy that soon-to-be brides put themselves through?

Anyway, my sister is a maid of honor in her friend's wedding in June.  And can I just say that I never knew a maidofhonorzilla even existed.  It seems like all we talk about these days is the wedding, and ALLLLLLL the drama that surrounds the wedding (love you Krista!).  It's enough to drive me crazy and I am not even involved in it!

Okay, but the one thing that blew my mind about the whole thing is that all of the bridesmaids, the bride, and my sister bought their dresses two sizes TOO SMALL.  WHY?  Why would you add the extra stress and craziness to your life?  Why wouldn't you just buy a dress that FITS?  I don't get it.  I don't know about you, but when I am stressed out, I eat.  Seems smarter to buy your dress a size too big.  Am I the only one with a brain, or do weddings rob you of such thought processes?

I get it, they all want to look good.  But when they don't lose the desired amount of poundage and it's days before the wedding, what then? 

Man.  Good luck ladies. 

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