Good afternoon & happy Monday!
I have decided to introduce a new weekly post on my blog called Monday Mingles! Each post will be different. I am so excited to mingle with you all! I think I want each to have a certain topic and then have anyone who would like to, comment with their thoughts!
This weekend I was a bridesmaid for the first time. It was exciting, emotional and exhausting!
I cannot believe that a year and a half ago I was asked to be one of my friend’s bridesmaids. I received an email with a heart-felt note that ended with “Will you be my Bridesmaid?” Without even thinking about it, I of course said: YES.
When I said yes, I did not think of anything that was going to come about when being a bridesmaid, such as, money and time. Now, I did not mind spending my time and money on my friend Taylor’s wedding but if you are asked to be a bridesmaid, THINK ABOUT IT before you say yes.
You have to think about the dress, hair, nails, dress for the rehearsal and bachelorette weekend, etc.
Weddings aren’t cheap, but they are extremely special. I was fortunate to have my parent’s help throughout the whole process, but that is because I am still young. I know the next wedding I will probably be in will not be for a few more years, so I will be more financially-able to pay for it on my own.
Does this mean I will not want to be in their wedding because I have to pay for it on my own?
But, this does mean that I will be more cautious if I agree to be in their wedding.
Does this make me selfish for not wanting to spend my money for being in my friends wedding? I don’t think so. I think this means that I am being realistic. The bride will most likely already feel a little bad that you’re spending so much money on her wedding, so she will most likely understand if you decline being her bridesmaid (unless she is your BFF or your sister!!).
I want to know your thoughts/experiences on being a bridesmaid!
Here are some photos from the wedding this weekend (as soon as I have the photographer’s photos I will share them with you!):
Comment below with your thoughts and experiences with being in a wedding party!