I’ve been told that you find out who your real friends are when you get married, but I had no idea how true that was until I started planning my own.
If you accept the bride and grooms request to be in their bridal party, you’re accepting the financial obligation that it is. You can’t get mad when you have to spend money. You can’t get mad when asked to participate in a wedding related event. You can’t get mad when things are required of you.
Weddings are expensive. Being a part of a wedding is also expensive. It’s not a surprise, so don’t act surprised when you have to pay for things.
Also, it helps NOT to lie to the couple at all. You never know, they may actually know the truth before you lie. And then you look like a fool.
And for the record, it’s really shitty if you’re the only bridesmaid that doesn’t participate or doesn’t make themselves part of the group. The bride picked you for a reason, don’t make her regret it. Being a bridesmaid is an honor because it means you’re important to the bride. She should be important enough to you to to be treated with respect.
With that said, get your damn hair and makeup done because regardless of what you think about you skills, they’re nowhere near good enough to be professional. and make sure you’re there when everyone’s getting ready. Don’t come late.
Remember, it’s not about you. Don’t be a jerk and make the bride fire you.
Much love and good luck ladies and gentlemen,