14 Of The Worst Things About Being A Bridesmaid

July 24, 2013 ‐ By Julia Austin

You say that it’s an honor, you say nothing would make you happier, you say you feel so lucky to be such a big part of her big day, but the truth is, when your friend asks you to be a bridesmaid at her wedding, the words BIG. FAT. RESPONSIBILITY. flash before your eyes. And probably some dollar signs—not in a good way. It’s hard to narrow down, but here are some of the worst parts of being a bridesmaid.

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  • chanela

    oh.. HELL naw! hot mess. this is why i want a small wedding. this is so damn silly

  • Marsha

    I understand when friends or family want u to take part in their wedding but its hard paying for a dress to only wear once, but also wearing a dress u hate.

  • Kam

    I have committed myself to being a bridesmaid in only one more wedding for the rest of my life, and thats if my baby sister ever gets married. I have told my closest friends (all 5 of them) that I will gladly come to their wedding, and buy them a really nice gift however to preserve the friendship it is not in our best interests to be a bridesmaid. I’m not about that life at all.

  • Miss D

    I was a bridesmaid in two weddings this summer, and both of the brides were kind and grateful (otherwise they wouldn’t be my friends). They both lived out of town so we didn’t have to do a lot except for the bachelorette party and wedding day. The costs add up (gifts, travel, dresses, hotels) so I don’t know if I’ll be a bridesmaid again anytime soon.

  • Lanette

    The next person that asks me to be a bridesmaid, I will respectfully decline. The last wedding I was in, I put in money for the bridal shower (isn’t the mother or maid/matron supposed to pay) and never got a thank you or thank you card. Never again.

  • Ms. Kameria

    The only one I agree with is #4- Paying for a dress to only wear once. I’m a bridesmaid for a good friend’s wedding in April of next year and I’m paying $130 for a dress that I don’t get to wear until then…..and to have it on for only a couple of hours.

    But since this is the closest I’m going to get to walking down anyone’s aisle, I’ll do it.