Okay, sister, so you're going to be a bridesmaid. Congratulations, it's a big role so listen up!
Sure, being a bridesmaid is all about dress shopping, popping bottles, brunches, and bachelorette parties, but it's so much more than that.
You're there for the bride in all her moments of need. Whether she needs to vent about her family during wedding planning, she needs help deciding on her wedding day look at her hair and makeup trial, or she needs you to hold her dress while she pees.
Being a bridesmaid is more than just showing up on the day of, getting your makeup done, holding a bouquet, and getting drunk. Being a bridesmaid is helping organize the bridal shower, and comforting the Mother of the Bride when she gets emotional. Being a bridesmaid is not asking the bride a million questions on the day of, but simply telling her she looks beautiful and pouring her a mimosa. Being a bridesmaid is not causing drama and putting anyone, especially the bride, in an awkward position. Being a bridesmaid is waiting until after the ceremony, cocktail hour, and grand entrance to start drinking.
Being a bridesmaid is being honored to stand by your friend's side as she says "I do" and starts the next amazing chapter of her life.