This was the year of weddings. I went to 3 total, and was in two of those within a span of 7 months. These were all close friends of mine so I felt I needed to be part of their wedding day. That’s not to say I didn’t want to go, but I just wanted to emphasize that the whole “you have to say no sometimes” mantra wouldn’t have worked in these situations.
Prior to this span of time, I had been in exactly one wedding. That gave me a little bit of experience, but that bride was very laid back, yet on top of everything at the same time. All I had to do was get fitted for the dress and show up on the wedding day. Seriously, that was it.
I was young, didn’t know any better. I was also probably the worst bridesmaid in history for her wedding, but she never said anything. I definitely owe her one. 😉
I think it’s safe to say I never really knew what went into planning/participating in a wedding before this wedding season.
The Wedding Frenzy
I’ve heard many people say before that they’ve had a bunch of friends get married within a short time frame. Holding true to this idea, all of my friends started getting engaged in what seemed like a frenzy. The first one got engaged… 3 weeks later another one, 2 months later it happened again. I was happy as could be for them all, but couldn’t stop thinking about how I was going to pay for everything. Continue reading →