I was invited to a wedding in the Summer of 2012: everything was set; the flowers were fresh, the photographers were snapping pictures of the arriving guests, and the groom was standing at the altar impatiently waiting for his bride to arrive. And there she was, making a grand entrance in a long ruffled off-white, pearl strapped, and embellished dress… I stood up to watch her walk down the aisle, but no one else did. Weird- I thought to myself. Well it turned out Ms. big sparkly white dress WAS NOT the bride! She was a guest just like I was, and much worse, she was the bride’s cousin!
I was beyond furious. How could she just walk in like that in a whole lot of dress and not care that she’s stealing the bride’s thunder?
I know that getting invited to a wedding is a huge deal for us girls; we want to have the perfect dress and the sexiest sky-high stilettos. Weeks ahead, we plan different hairstyles experiment with different shades of lipstick, and endlessy wonder if we should go for a red or French mani. We may get so caught up in our own plans that we forget that this is the bride’s day. She’s had it planned down to the color of the napkins. Shes been perfecting every last little detail for months, years, and maybe since she was old enough to have her first imaginary tea party.
So please, the next time you’re invited to a wedding, remember that this day is the bride’s time to shine. You can shine too, just do it in one of 36 colors other than white!