Posts tagged "bridesmaid"

I Could Do This: Woman Advertises Herself On Craigslist As A “Professional Bridesmaid”

I’ve missed my calling, and some bitch has beat me to it.

Recently, an entrepreneurial New York woman with extensive experience as a bridesmaid stepped up her game by posting a Craigslist ad offering her services as a “Professional Bridesmaid.” Why I didn’t think of this first will haunt me for the rest…

Katie Oldenburg / July 2, 2014

Can You Spot The Oscar Winner On The Cover Of Martha Stewart Weddings?

It’s Jennifer Lawrence! Don’t worry, she didn’t run off and marry boyfriend Nicholas Hoult without telling anyone. She’s on the far right, all dressed up as a bridesmaid in her brother Blaine’s wedding. Such a pretty dress too! See, brides, your bridesmaids don’t need to be dressed in something dowdy and ugly i…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 8, 2014

7 Games NOT To Play At A Bridal Shower (Unless You’re Cynical)

Wedding season has arrived, which means it’s time to put on something frilly, brush up on your bullshitting skills and sit through the dreaded prequel to your pal’s nuptials: the Bridal Shower. Without fail, the bridesmaids have planned some “fun” games for the group to help break up multiple hours of gift-opening, but what if…

The Frisky / April 1, 2014

The Emotional Lifecycle Of A Bridesmaid (In GIFs!)

This summer, I’ll have the pleasure of standing by my good girlfriend’s side as a trusty bridesmaid while she says “I do” to the man of her dreams. This isn’t my first time at the rodeo, though. I’ve been a bridesmaid several times before, responsible for holding the bride’s bouquet, helping to plan the bachelorette…

Katie Oldenburg / March 7, 2014

Great Wedding Alternatives: Ask A Horse To Be Your Bridesmaid

Let’s be honest, being on both sides of the bridesmaid game can be super annoying. It’s hard to say no when a friend asks you to be part of her special day and before you’ve even marked the date on your calendar, you’ve been asked to spend $1,000  on an awful burgundy dress and gold…

Ami Angelowicz / November 4, 2013

Style 911: “Shower Me In A Turquoise Skirt!”

“Help! I’m a bridesmaid in an upcoming wedding and the only directive I’ve been given is turquoise. I can wear a skirt or a dress but there needs to be turquoise. I don’t want it to be too tight, or too revealing (I’ve got back tattoos!) — and none of that high-low skirt business. What…

Julie Gerstein / October 21, 2012

Style 911: All Your Wedding Fashion Questions, Answered!

Wedding traditions have changed a lot over the years, and many of the hard and fast dos and don’ts of wedding style have fallen by the wayside. It’s great that brides, grooms, and guests have more freedom over what they wear these days, but in a way, all these updated rules and non-rules have also…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 28, 2012

8 Mistakes Every Bridesmaid Should Avoid

It’s an honor to stand up in a friend’s wedding, and along with that recognition comes a range of responsibilities — but just how far do those responsibilities stretch? Where’s the line between helpful and overbearing, between celebrating and insulting? When it comes to wedding dos and don’ts, the boundaries aren’t always clear. If you pla…

Tres Sugar / May 19, 2012

Style 911: “Help, I Need A Bridesmaid’s Outfit — In Brown!”

“One of my dearest friends is getting married in a few months and she’s asked me to be a bridesmaid. Super! However, she had requested that the bridesmaids wear some kind of brown suit instead of the usual dress. Now, while I really appreciate her originality and desire for us girls to be able…

Julie Gerstein / April 26, 2012

Girl Talk: I’m Embracing My Single Status This Wedding Season

When the invitation to my college roommate’s wedding arrived, the envelope read “and Guest.” My heart sped up. I’ve fantasized about having a plus one to introduce to my friend crew, bringing a contributor to the circle of lifted pant legs during “Billy Jean,” which my friends’ significant others’ have made their own little wedding…

Megan Gillin-Schwartz / April 20, 2012

Girl Talk: Maybe I’m Not Bridesmaid Material

“So, this is awkward,” said the email from my friend, the bride. “But I’ve decided to keep my bridesmaids to just really close friends.”

She had three bridesmaids. I was the third. Apparently, she only had two really close friends, and I was not one of them.

“Wait,” I wrote back.

Kate Fridkis / November 15, 2011

“Farts Are Not A Solid”: The “Bridesmaids” Bonus Scene

The Kwanzaa fairy came early this year: there’s a 10-minute-long “Bridesmaids” outtake! It’s packed with the most obscure insults to ever pour forth from Kristen Wiig’s brain during that scene where she fights with a snotty teenaged girl in the jewelry shop. You could either watch it here … or grab yourself the “Bridesmaids” Blu-ray…

Jessica Wakeman / September 28, 2011