Friday, August 19, 2011
Have you ever known someone to be kicked out of a wedding? I do. Two people, in fact.
The first wedding was a friend who I'd known almost since diapers. We grew up in the same neighborhood, went to the same church, and graduated from high school together. We weren't so close after high school, but when she got engaged and was planning her wedding, we got super close. Like hour-long phone calls every day close.
Her maid of honor was a mutual friend and classmate. It all started when the MOH couldn't go the exact date planned for the bridesmaids' dress picking.
How is she going to be my maid of honor if she can't even find time to go dress shopping?
I don't know.
Should I ask her not to be my maid of honor?
Um, how does that work anyway?
In the end, the bride kicked her out of the wedding. As a matter of fact, I'm not even sure she got an invite to the wedding after all. A new maid of honor was selected and I was there to fill in the desperately needed bridesmaid void.
I never gave it much thought about how our mutual friend felt about being tossed out of the bridal party like a wilted rose. Until I was in the same boat...
A few days later, I received an email berating me for lying to the bride about trying my dress on. We bickered back and forth about what I supposedly said versus what I really said.
If you have to lie about trying on a dress, maybe you don't need to be in the wedding. I don't need all this stress right now.
And that is how I got kicked out of a wedding. I was invited after all was said and done, but refused to go because I was so completely beside myself with the unjust way I had been treated by Bridezilla.
A year or so later, we started talking again and are back to being friends.
In the end, I can say I was tossed from a bridal party like a wilted rose and I survived.
Written by Samantha