My DH's brother is getting married in two weeks. DH is the best man, our DD is flower girl, and I am a bridesmaid. I was quite surprised to be asked to be a bridesmaid, actually. I like my soon to be SIL well enough, but she has not been dating
my BIL for that long (they are expecting, actually, though as they are late-30s I understand the ticking clock concerns!) and we have not spent a lot of time together. I did invite her for a girls-only brunch right after they announced their engagement. Regardless, I was surprised, but pleasantly.
Yesterday was one of her bridal showers, mostly for my DH's family on both sides, and their family friends. I was the only bridesmaid in attendance at this one. Apparently she has already had a shower for her side of the family, and a 'friends' shower, that I heard about yesterday. I did bridesmaidly things like keep track of gifts and help my MIL and her sister decorate, make food, and set things up.
While we chatted, DH's aunt asked me if I was the only bridesmaid (I was, after all, the only one there). Soon to be SIL overheard and laughing said, "Oh, no! I have six girls standing up with me! BIL couldn't trim his list, so I had to scrounge around to fill my side!"
Well, colour me mortified. I am doing my best to laugh this off/ignore it, but my feelings are hurt. And my wallet, considering the costs of being a bridesmaid.