Planning a wedding brings a special set of pressures not normally experienced in everyday life, but certain brides take the commitment to their special day more seriously than others, particularly one bride whose e-mail to her bridesmaids was leaked to Gawker (which you can bet a $300 place setting is going to get someone booted from their duties).
Here’s just a small section of her instructions and warnings to her bridesmaids:
A few girls live out of town so if there is going to be a problem with coming to either one then I need to know now because after this week I don’t want to be surprised. I would like everyone to send me any dates they are going away or planning to go away after February so if your going away in January I don’t care. I want any dates from February to the day of our wedding in August, that way we know not to plan something when your away. But after this week the dates are set in stone. Also if money is tight and you cant afford to contribute to say the bachelorette party or wont be able to afford a dress etc then L— and Myself don’t have time to deal with that, I’m sorry. This includes flights as well, everyone knows the states where the parties are going to be held so if you wont be able to afford a flight then that means you cant make a party which ultimately means I cant have you as a bridesmaid. Obviously we’ll get the best deals and were not gonna books flights for $1000 and sh** that’s why were doing this in advance, that goes for bridesmaids dresses as well everything will be affordable but if you think by affordable its going to be a $25 forever 21 dress then your going to the wrong wedding.
She does give fair warning about their expectations — from flying across the country multiple times to the exact amount of time it should take to respond to the bride — but it takes a serious bestie to be on call for seven months of bridesmaid duties.
Mad, mad weddings.
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