We know it’s a great honour to be asked to be a bridesmaid and it’s so much fun to be able to help one of your best girls plan their dream wedding day – however sometimes your patience can be tested. Like when the bride has an unexpected bridezilla moment, or when people ask you the most inane questions ever, like so…
How come you're not the maid of honour?
Yep we get it, you're implying that there's someone the bride loves more who was picked, and I came second. So kind of you to point it out.
Bridesmaid again? You're like Katherine Heigl in 27 Dresses hahaha!
Oh you're making that always the bridesmaid, never the bride joke? How original.
So, you'll be hooking up with one of the ushers later, right?
Totally, because that's what ALL bridesmaids do.
Wasn't the bride annoying when she asked you to do that?
Erm, she is one of my favourite friends and I'm happy to help her out for her big day, even if it means spraying glitter onto feathers for a whole evening, thank you very much.
No one'll be looking at you anyway...
Oh, so should I not bother with hair, makeup and a lovely gown and just turn up in tracksuit bottoms instead?
Don't worry, it'll be you next!
Yes, because that's what I'll be thinking about all day instead of enjoying my lovely friend getting married and celebrating with everyone.
You're not very good under pressure, are you?
Exactly the comment you need when you're already stressed out, right?
I'll organise my own hen, but you can pay for it, okay?
Isn't the whole point of being a bridesmaid organising a fun hen do, and managing the budget so we don't all overspend?
You'll totally be able to wear that dress again, won’t you?
Show me a bridesmaid who says she has worn her dress again and I will show you a liar.
You're going to do a fun speech right, like that rapping bridesmaid?
As if we weren't panicking enough already…
I didn't realise you were so close to the bride!
See point number 1. Still hurts.
You don't want to upstage the bride...
Yes, I'm sure a sparkly hair clip and red lipstick will make the groom think twice about marrying his bride and pick me instead.
Here's your bridesmaid dress, now if you don't mind, it'll be £200 each!
Nope, not happening. If we pay, we choose.
It's my/her day, remember?
Whether it's the bride or a guest saying it, it really should be 'our' day, shouldn't it? Because you're getting all dressed up and celebrating with your favourite people.
Are you going to cover up your tattoos/remove your piercings for the day?
Of course, are you going to shave your head and not wear your glasses?
How many of these moments can you identify with? If you deal with it all without batting an eyelash, you’re our kind of bridesmaid! Don’t miss our feature celebrating the best bridesmaids – what would we do without them?
This article originally featured on youandyourwedding.co.uk