Once thought the ultimate gesture of female friendship, has been revealed in recent years to actually be a giant pain in the bum. Weddings are supposed to be days of joy and celebrations but all too often the lead up can be an excruciating, relationship-damaging affair, full of more drama than season 6 of Gossip Girl.
Being asked to be a bridesmaid has become a Sophie’s choice of sorts (well, minus the whole death of your children bit, but given how far some brides will go to have ‘their way’ on the big day – you can never be sure).
If you say yes to being a bridesmaid, then you’re condemning yourself to several months of stress, arguments about money, at least one day in a potentially very ugly frock and putting a major strain on your friendship. If you say no, well you can’t say no – can you? NOBODY says no to the bride.
It is in this fine tradition that one bride, who was set to be married in Colorado last year, sent an email to her bridesmaids. It is so deliciously evil and bridezilla-esque that the internet has sent it well and truly viral.
No matter how bad a bridezilla tale you might have, this one is worse.
Enjoy…. (And please forgive the spelling and grammar, the bride was very busy and important and writing in haste).
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To my lovely Bridesmaids: [Names removed]
As you all know I picked 10 wonderful ladies to stand by my side, share and make happen my special day to Jake. Each of you individually have a reason and a special place in my heart of why I picked you to be a bridesmaid. We have set our date for Saturday, August 31, 2013 in Vail, Colorado. That seems far away but it really isn’t, the earlier the planning the better. You may have already knew that my wonderful sister L— will be the Maid of Honor, she’s in charge under me. Also my lovely mom will be a big help as well. L— has a big role in throwing me a bridal shower and bachelorette party, of course all of you guys do but at the end of the day shes the go to person and makes it happen+Doe.You all have a big roll in this wedding, so before we continue I’m going to be setting some ground rules and its very important you read and think about everything through before you accept this honor to be a bridesmaid. If you guys email anything I would also like you to put L— in the CC. Not all the bridesmaid need to be CC’d unless its coming from me or L—, if it something everyone needs to see then well do it. We set the date to August 31, 2013 if that’s a problem we need to know NOW. Also by the end of the week we will be setting dates for the engagement party, bridal show and bachelorette party.
Our wedding party is really the most important people at the wedding besides my self and Jake so we want every single one of our bridesmaid and grooms at our parties, I have 10 not 8 where two couldn’t make it so if you already know you cant make one of the parties then we have to find someone else, not to be harsh in the slightest it would sadden me and of course you’ll still be invited to our wedding, engagement ect. But it’s different if your not in the wedding party and couldn’t make it. We’ll give everyone well advance dates for the parties and it will always fall on a weekend. The wedding as I stated will be in Vail the engagement party will either be in NY or CT and the bachelorette party will be in Vegas, cliche yeaa but I’ve never been.