“Always a bridesmaid, never a bride.” Thatâ€™s one line that I have come to hate. Itâ€™s an expression that has become associated with me. “So youâ€™re a bridesmaid again?” Those snooty girls in my neighborhood would never miss a chance to say that to my face.
“Why am I always a bridesmaid,
Never the blushing bride?
Ding! Dong! Wedding bells
Always ring for other gals.
But one fine day â€“
Please let it be soon â€“
I shall wake up in the morning
On my own honeymoon.”
Oh how I hate Charles Collin and Fred W. Leigh for writing that song. Itâ€™s become my brotherâ€™s invincible weapon when he feels like badgering me. And believe me, he feels like it all the time. And he has creative means of finding a way to pull in the issue. Picture thisâ€”heâ€™s all engrossed in a basketball game and would suddenly scream, “The teamâ€™s a damned bridesmaid, always too close but never there, just like my pathetic sister!”
And thereâ€™s this Listerine advertisement. Can you believe itâ€™s blaming the whole syndrome to halitosis? Hey, I donâ€™t have bad breath! They gave my brother yet another reason to taunt me.
But I am currently rejoicing. Do you remember that old myth? The one that says you break the charm after your seventh bridesmaid service? Well, I had been a bridesmaid for six times now and a good friend just invited me to become one of her bridesmaids (better keep my eyes on that bouquet). What do you know? I just might break the spell!
You might already be laughing by now. It must be funny to listen to a girl grumbling about being unmarried and actually relying on superstition to solve her problem. What can I say? A girl could hope.
Anyway, Iâ€™m so excited about the whole event that I actually volunteered to help with the wedding preparations. And of course, I asked that I be assigned to the most fun part. What else could it be? Shopping! Iâ€™m done with the ring bearer and groomsmen gifts. And would you believe I also did the shopping for bridesmaid gifts? Itâ€™s actually fun buying your own gift, and wrapping it too.
Anyway, Iâ€™m on to the last part. But why, I actually saved the best for last. Iâ€™m on to shopping for bridesmaids dresses and I found this really impressive collection. Itâ€™s called Bridesmaids Gowns â€“ AfterSix. The bride and I agree that itâ€™s the best line weâ€™ve seen so far. Theyâ€™re not too loud yet stylish and trendy.
Now weâ€™ll have to choose among three lovely dresses. The first among our top three favorites is the Style – 6504. The dress runs a little below the knees. Itâ€™s actually more like a cocktail dress than a bridesmaid gown, but my friend and I prefer it that way. Style â€“ 6504 is an elegant v-neck dress with a trendy empire waist. We especially loved its shade of olive green.
Second in line is the Style – 6500. It actually looks like a long gown but not quite. Itâ€™s simple cut and sweetheart neckline dresses it down. But still, it has an imposing presence with its vivid pitch black color.
And thereâ€™s the alluring Style – 6510. Its cut is not all that flattering to the figure and you donâ€™t get to show much skin because of its knee length. Still, the dress is a teaser, very sexy. Nothing beats the color red. What do you know? Playing the part of a ‘lady in red’ just might win me a new guy.
Anyway, what I really love about these dresses is that I get to wear them to any formal party. They make for a great addition to my wardrobe. Now thatâ€™s smart shopping!