Some bridesmaids are so loony one can only conclude they are really Bridesmads…
Last December, my younger sister (S) got married in a very quick, sweet ceremony and had myself and her close friend (N) as her only attendants. S and her fiancee were very young but were determined that they needed to be married as they were in the midst of true love and kept moving the date up. That being said, my mother and the rest of the family cobbled together a lovely ceremony and reception on a shoestring budget and S wasn’t even that much of a bridezilla.
The one deserving of EHell is N. My sister and I are very close and I was honored to accept the role of MOH and all the duties with it. N, apparently, didn’t like that. She spent the entire time leading up to the wedding attempting to focus all attention on her by talking non-stop about one of her boyfriends that was in the military. S, who knows and loves N regardless, would only laugh her off even when the sedate hen party (I was the only one legally old enough for alcohol and so held the get together in my house) brought hard liqueur to my home, drinking it in her car when she went to “get her keys” and texting the whole night to a different boyfriend.
Fast forward to the wedding itself. S is a basket of nerves as she’s starting to realize that just perhaps she’s a little too young/immature for the step she’s getting ready to take – both bride and groom are not yet 20 and neither have prospects for after the “big day”. She’s assured that, while embarrassing, this can still be postponed (the ceremony was very, very small) and people would understand and help in any way they can. N, who arrived late to the various hair appointments and showed up just in time to miss helping S into her dress but still needing S to do her makeup, shames S into believing that she must go through with this even though she’s experiencing strong reservations.
The wedding goes on without a hitch if you can overlook the bride sobbing through the ceremony and N wailing during the ring exchange. At the reception, formal pictures were taken where N demanded that she have formal portraits done with her date (a 3rd guy) and insists on giving a toast to the new couple where she admits that she used to “totally want to do” the mortified groom and that she was like family to S and felt closer to her than sisters. This toast went so long that by the time I was able to take the microphone to offer my own well wishes and hopes for the couple, I was unable to do more than smile weakly at them. N then preceded to cap of this lovely exchange by having two of the 3 guys she was currently seeing meet each other – they were surprised – and demand doggie bags for food that she wanted to take to her own family that were not in attendance.
S received a honeymoon present and is due in October. I’m afraid of what this “honorary sister” will get up to then! Have I mentioned that S won’t even be 21 until the baby is a few months old? 0524-10