When I was younger, I never really understood the cliché “Always the bridesmaid, never the bride.” Not until it happened to me. I’ve always believed then, that women will always end up getting married. Because it’s tradition! Pretty much expected. It will eventually come. I’m speaking about marriage, and not necessarily weddings. Because I’ve never had a dream wedding. Not at any time of my life did I picture myself in a white gown while walking down the aisle towards the man of my dreams. I see that in movies, and hear that from my friends, but never in my mind for myself. And I’ve never even realized that, not until I remained single for 9 years straight now. And when I say single, single that’s not even in a committed relationship.
Oh, I’ve enjoyed being a bridesmaid! Getting excited with the entourage and meeting new girl friends from the group. That’s how my then-clique was formed. We all became pretty close after the wedding day. I was also once a bridesmaid for my cousin. Bridesmaid dresses are pretty fun! You get different colors and styles, depending on the taste and preference of the bride as a motif.
I love how slim I was before, and enjoyed getting dolled up and wearing high heels. A thing of the past at my age now though.
The photo ops and sessions are also one of the most enjoyable parts of being a bridesmaid. These were taken at a royal-themed wedding in royal blue.
It’s so fun being a girl! When you’re young and in high spirits. Every new milestone in a friend’s life is something that you celebrate with them. What makes them happy, makes you happy. What they want to achieve, you support all of it. Including their very own dream weddings. You just have to be a gorgeously reliable bridesmaid.
This was another royal-themed wedding. Lovin’ the calming color and the differing designs that each bridesmaid got as a dress. Yes, our dress styles were unique from each other. Plus, they have pockets for our phones!
And a glass of champagne, before the walk in the aisle, quite helps a bit. Nerve-wracking, as always! Even if I’m not the bride. It’s like that “all eyes on you ” moment. Or so, you think.
Would you believe if I told you that I won an iPhone 6 Plus, which was the latest model at that time, from this wedding? I caught the bouquet of flowers from the bride, while the brother of the groom caught the garter, and do you know what happened next? We played rock-paper-scissors in the middle of the ballroom just because we were told to do so at that time. I felt really weird with a puzzled-look on my face and I was like, “Oh my, I’m in here for a prank.” while I hear the crowd laughing at that announcement from the host. But the bride kept encouraging me to play along and that I will never regret it.
I was already somewhat buzzed at that time because of the overflowing drinks that never stops coming at our table. And so, we did, and I won that very short game. Then the host started to announce my prize and I think I said “shut up” aloud while looking at the bride, who couldn’t stop laughing at that time. I only believed it when I opened the white box with gold ribbon and saw the brand new phone inside. Definitely one of the funniest yet best surprises in my life as a bridesmaid. I told you! It’s not so bad being a bridesmaid.
My most recent bridesmaid experience was last July of 2016. Oh my, 4 years ago! Guess, I’m running out of bestfriends! Haha! Not really funny. I must admit that this was my chubbiest bridesmaid moment ever. Don’t worry, I got slim again the year after. Wrong plan timing, I know. At least I have these photos to remind me never to go cute and chubby ever again. Most especially, not when I’m bound to become a bridesmaid. Again.
See? I told you, I don’t really want to become a bride someday. Just for the fun of it, I catch bouquets. Says no one ever.
But really, my next dream wedding role will be that of the maid-of-honor. Let’s just gradually progress, shall we? I am not ready for that promotion of being THE BRIDE just yet. Or… ever.
Disclaimer: Some of the photos above are shots by the Official Wedding Photographers. I do not claim them as my own.