Are you discouraged that all of your gal pals have found love? And what does that leave you with? Nothing more than a closet full of fluffy, pastel coloured dresses that you dare not wear again – not even if you were paid to do so – and a big bill for airfare, lodging, jewellery, hair and makeup, the list goes on and on.
Okay, so you’re excited that your friend is getting married. She’s met that special man and she has invited you share in her momentous occasion by being one of her bridesmaids. You want nothing more than to be by her side, but there is one problem. You must by a new dress. And not just any dress, a dress that she has chosen– a dress that will look eerily similar to the one several other ladies are wearing and will be of no use to you an hour after the ceremony. Unless you’re lucky to have a new-age, modern beastie who will allow her attendants to pick their own style of dress, this will likely be what you’re stuck with. You’ll make a big investment – usually a couple hundred dollars – to wear this frock for two hours, and then you’ll hang it in the back of your closet for the rest of eternity. Or, at least until the moths have totally devoured it. Read more “How to Politely Say No to Being a Bridesmaid!”