A Really Good Bridesmaid

12 May

My friends Nancy Margaret and Bob got hitched last Saturday, and boy oh boy – we celebrated. Is it just me, or does anyone else think it should be mandatory that wedding weekends be followed by Monday off?

Yesterday I was tired. Tired of looking cute, tired of being polite, tired of drinking (yes, I said it) and tired of traveling. But…it was totally worth it. Nancy Margaret was the most beautiful bride, the ceremony was sweet (and short, hey-hey) and the reception was great fun.

Now, as the title states, I am typically a really good bridesmaid. No, really. I’m sure you don’t think it is hard to be a bridesmaid, but I’ve seen some sucky ones in my day. It takes a little effort. I hold my flowers in just the right spot, I walk slowly, I stand properly, and I smile, laugh and cry where appropriate. It is one of the few things I’m actually good at. At the reception, I do what any good bridesmaid should – I have fun, and I show it (so other guests will want to have fun, too) – I dance, keep my energy up, ask the bride if she needs anything, etc. I also try not to become over served, as a sloppy bridesmaid is not fitting.

Well. While I wouldn’t describe my performance the other night as “sloppy” – I would say that I was a bit hyper. Think Jack Russell Terrier on crack. And, I’m not so sure NM will be speaking to me upon her return from Mexico. I may or may not have gotten on stage to “help” her husband sing (I wasn’t the only one, thankyouverymuch) and talked to her bosses loudly, annoyingly and ad nauseam. I also might’ve asked if I could get in the car with them before they left. Inappropriate.

5 Responses to “A Really Good Bridesmaid”

  1. Daniel May 13, 2009 at 4:13 pm #

    Where are the pictures? (You know the one I’m talking about).

  2. Mandi May 14, 2009 at 2:30 am #

    Oh, Lawd…yes, yes I do. Check Facebook. I’ll have to give that one a special post – pending approval from NM, of course.

  3. Lifefitter May 14, 2009 at 10:05 pm #

    Those “bosses” are a couple of real jerks too. You probably got her banned from work for a week after the honeymoon or something….jeez.And that one guy even made NMJ cry!!! What a jerk!

  4. Meigs May 15, 2009 at 2:26 pm #

    Mandi: Do you think I can come by the Cockaboose for the game on Saturday?NMJ: We dont have any wrist bands. Mandi: But its Florida Atlantic?NMJ: sorry. Mandi: Maybe next week?NMJ: We dont have any wrist bands. Mandi: But its SC State?NMJ: sorry.

  5. Mandi May 16, 2009 at 3:50 am #

    Too funny, Meigs! I can see that convo playing out exactly like that…access denied. 😦

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