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Unlikely Bridesmaid Series. Original Photo by Evangeline Lane.

Unlikely Bridesmaid (A Series): Part Four – Ordering A Bridesmaid Dress

We all ordered the bridesmaid dresses from the same place at the same time, which is apparently a thing bridesmaids are supposed to do so that they’re all the exact same color or something? I guess colors are hard for dress companies? Anyway, this meant that I needed to interact with another “black-pantsuit-wearing lady” at another bridal store, this time one in South Carolina named Tammy.

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BridesManning Up: Tales Of A Male Bridesmaid

I have been to the other side and I have returned a different man. They say you don’t really understand a man until you’ve walked a mile in his shoes. Now, imagine that those shoes are heels. Groomsmen have it relatively easy. As long as The Best Man gets the groom drunk at the bachelor party and to the alter with all his hair in the right places, he’s served his purpose. Bridesmaids are different.

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Bad Bride! Better Bridesmaid.

Let’s be honest. Not all weddings have happy endings – no matter how good a bridesmaid you are. No matter how many  hours you spent writing that toast, or how many dollars you spent on the dress, bachelorette party, or that wedding perfect gift – some things are just out of your hands. This true […]

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So Long, Mom: Giving Away the Bride

I belong to a hard-to-explain “modern family,” but unfortunately no one seems to be gay or outwardly ethnic at this point. For us, “modern” could really just be replaced with “heavy on the divorces.” I don’t hide that my mom is now married to her third husband; it’s not something I’m ashamed of. I do […]

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A Decent (Wedding) Proposal

Most men of my generation really, really, really want to get the money, the girl and thwart the bad guy just like George Clooney in Ocean’s Eleven. But in reality most of us are just trying to get by on the limited skills and talent that we’ve amassed over time. In short: we aspire to be Danny Ocean, but in reality we are all just Billy Ocean. Which is why most marriage proposals are a goddamn mess.

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A Half-Jewish Groomsman Walks Into A Full Catholic Wedding…

This is a story about the time I bit the banana. One of my dearest and closest friends in the whole wide world is my friend, Becky. When Becky got engaged to her college sweetheart Jesse, I was both honored and terrified to be a member of the wedding party. I was 25 and I had never attended a wedding before and any knowledge I had of weddings usually ended with Ross saying the wrong name, or a lavish musical number with Kermit and Miss Piggy.

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What a Difference a Year Doesn’t Make

This weekend is my first real anniversary. Sure, I’ve been to fancy dinners and bought stuffed animals and made homemade cards and sung a cappella and once even bought what I considered to be a nice pair of sterling silver earrings, to demarcate the accomplishment of surviving a year pair-bonded to the same twenty-something for […]

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King Kong Ain’t Got Nothin’ On This Bridezilla!

Bridesmaiding.com is thrilled to share this (insane) story of real-life Bridesmaiding with you, from a new guest blogger, Bridal Drama. Share with your friends and please, beg these ladies to keep writing for us!  After reading this, you’ll want more too. When one of your closest friends asks you to be a bridesmaid in her wedding, […]

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Bride’s True Story: A Super Special Surprise

My sister, Claire, who lives near Santa Cruz, came down to San Diego (where I live) to visit and to help me start shopping for my wedding dress. My sister, Marjorie, who also lives here in San Diego, picked Claire up from the airport and brought her to my house since I had to work […]

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