I've never posted anything here that wasn't nursing related but being that spring is upon us and I'm sure many of us are having weddings, in weddings, or going to weddings most of you can appreciate this.
This is an email message from a bride to her bridesmaids. There is a forward from one of the bridesmaids explaining the message.
Note from one of the bridesmaid - The Setup
Hello all. The bride who wrote the note below is a grad student here at UT
(that's the burnt orange connection)... I received the following email...I
truly thought I understood what the term Bridezilla meant. I didn't...until
now. This girl is getting married to my best friend from high school on
March 15th. I got suckered into being in the wedding. Originally, the
bridesmaids dresses were BURNT ORANGE. Thankfully, she changed her mind to
navy blue. Anyway, this email speaks for itself. I've already changed the
names and emailed it to Carolyn Hax at the Washington Post. I have never
seen anything like this in real life before. Feel free to laugh at loud and
try to count how many times she insults me. (Keep in mind that none of the
other girls that she sent this to have ever met me before.) --Addie--
The bride-to-be wrote:
Hey girls! Mom has your dresses for the wedding. She plans on bringing them
to the shower next weekend, so you can pick them up there. Lindsay sent me
an email asking about what style of shoes and jewelry to wear. That is a
great question, Lindsay! There are so many details, I keep forgetting to
tell my girls what to do. In any case, I think that this is an excellent
opportunity to go over my expectations for each of you at the wedding. In
answer to the question about shoes, please wear tasteful flats. Most of you
are taller than me, so I would rather you all not tower over me. Plus, many
of you are unaware, but Addie is terribly ill and sometimes is paralyzed
from the waist down. And we do want to take care of Adam's girl! I think I
want all of you to wear your hair down. Although, since Addie and Lindsay
have similar hair, I'd prefer it if Addie straightened hers and let Lindsay
be the curly-haired girl. Afterall, she is my friend and you are my
bridesmaids! I'm sure you understand.
Leisha and Sissy - I know that you have both been trying to lose a few
pounds. This would be the perfect opportunity! Watch your diet and we will
all start weekly weigh-ins. Lindsay could use some trimming up too. Addie,
you just take care of yourself. I know that some of us have trouble with
food and I don't want to encourage any bad habits with those who have had
problems in the past.
Also, you should all stay away from alcohol for at least a week before the
wedding. That way, none of us will be puffy or bloated. I guess this is
mainly for Addie, as none of my ladies drink all that much. Other than that,
I don't have any real suggestions. Please don't go tanning. I have very fair
skin and I would rather blend in with each of you than stand out as the pale
one! Leish, Linday and Sissy please call me. There are some other things
that I would like to go over with you on this topic. Addie, you are Adam's
friend so I wouldn't presume to tell you what needs to be corrected. Plus,
as your own wedding is coming up after mine, I'm sure you are more than a
little aware of what you need to work on. I will see you all on Saturday.
Addie, remember that you will be attending the shower with us girls on
Saturday rather than the paintball fun with the boys. Dress accordingly,
dear! Much Love, Jenny
Mar 19, '02
Oh, she's not so unique. The only difference I see here from some brides I've known is she didn't say "Lose weight" to their face!
Mar 19, '02
OMG!!! This is too funny. I'm getting married in 2 months and HOPE that I have not come off like this to any of my (3) bridesmaids. What was this girl thinking???
Mar 19, '02
OMG!!! Is this witch for real? If I were addie, I'd show up curly haired, drunk as a skunk, rolling myself in my wheelchair. Actually I would not be so low as to ruin her wedding. But I would definitely wear coveralls and gingham check shirt to the shower. I may even black out a few teeth for the fun of it! I would get a tan!
Man!! I thought I was in thr wedding of Bridesailla, but this one is way worse!!! :chuckle
Mar 19, '02
Unbeelievable!!!!!!!! I think that I would return an email to the "bride" and it would sound something like this:
So glad to hear from you. I was very concerned about my accessories and was relieved to know how to wear my hair. I have some extremely important questions that I hope you can help me with.
Now about the underware--does it have to a certain color? Maybe we could all find matching burnt orange in the women's section of Just my Size. (just a thought--you don't know me but I have a great amount of class)
Would I be imposing if I brought my dog with me??? He is not an official seeing eye dog, but I don't have a problem with my vision now do I? Ha Ha. He is very well behaved, but he doesn't like most perfumes. He is usually not vicious (well except with Aunt Missy--she forgot to empty her colostomy bag that day) I think that one serving of dinner should be enough for him. (He is soo smart he eats right from the table!!! Can you believe it?)
After reading your email I can see how sensitive you really are--so I took it upon myself to invite the guys to our shower. It is the newest fashion combining male and female at the showers now. Also we can all play splatball together. i will save my ammo just for you. (Don't forget not to wear white)
Oh and last--on that invitation I sent you and Adam for my wedding--well we could only invite so many people and you were one too many. I know you will understand that i want my wedding to be just so. So I figured that Adam could come and you are more than welcome to sit for the ceremony and come to the reception after the dinner is served. (Oh don't worry--what with all the dieting going on, I am sure you won't miss not having to eat a meal)
Mar 20, '02
Zumalong!!! You are too funny!!!! Ha Ha Ha Ha!!!! I can't believe someone would actually send that out!!!!!
Mar 20, '02
If you'd like to read more great bridezilla stories go to http://www.etiquettehell.com/
. It's a hoot!
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