This happened at a wedding I attended a few weeks ago and I am not sure what to make of it. Sometime during the ceremony one of the three bridesmaids took ill and discretely left the church and went to the hospital. I don’t think anyone noticed her leaving. We got to the wedding reception some hours later and took our seats, the wedding party was announced. One of the guest was apparently “promoted” to honorary bridesmaid, I think the dj’s words were, “…and here is our stand-in bridesmaid Kathleen,” as she was led across the floor by a groomsman.
The newly promoted bridesmaid sat at the table with the wedding party, I noticed she declined to be part of the bridal party’s first dance. Halfway through the dinner the original bridesmaids came back in the door (the doctor had given her some painkillers and scheduled an appendix removal surgery for the morning) the bride and original bridesmaids ran over to her squealing with happiness. The promoted bridesmaid was then dispatched back to her original table with her half-eaten dinner and original bridesmaid took her place at the top table. I believe promoted bridesmaid left the reception fairly early on in the evening. 0426-10
Oh, my! The pursuit of perfection as evidenced in matching pairs of attendants has surely led to another failed relationship.