So your BFF has finally gotten engaged, and surprise! She wants you to be one of her treasured bridesmaids. But once the elation of being chosen as one of six to eight MIFs (most important friends) goes away, the dread sets in. And it's a dread that will be with you for a long time, because you're about to go on a crazy and expensive roller coaster of drama.
So what are the worst parts of being a bridesmaid? Most people can agree, it's a special time and a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the people you love. However, binding yourself in an unspoken contract to spend all your money and all of your weekends doting on your friend is something no one looks forward to. Check out this list of the biggest problems bridesmaids have to face, and you just might be more prepared the next time you get asked to fulfill some bridesmaid duties.
If you have one before and can relate to these bridesmaid problems, go ahead and rank what you think are the worst parts of being a bridesmaid.
Spending Money on a Dress You'll Never Wear Again
Dealing with a Bridezilla
You Can't Say No... To Anything
Having to Spend Time with the Bride's Other Friends
It Lasts for Months
The Advertised Dress Size Is Never Accurate
Paying for a Bachelorette Party
Buying a Wedding Present AND a Bachelorette Gift
Paying for Your Hair and Makeup
People You Don't Know Asking When "Your Turn" Will Be
Paying for Travel
Posing for Photos
That One Bridesmaid Who Always Gets Too Drunk
Wedding Dress Shopping Every Weekend
Jealous Women Who Wanted to Be a Bridesmaid
You're Walking Down the Aisle With the Groom's 13-Year-Old Brother
Dealing with the Bride's Overbearing Mom
Everyone Is Trying to Set You up With Someone
cvodnik23 added Having to Take So Much Time Off from Work.
Giving a Speech at the Wedding
The Emails... Oh God, the Emails....
cvodnik23 added Being Forced to Do Any of These Things, When Your Bff Is the Groom.
Having to Hold the Bride's Dress up While She Pees