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    28 Truths No One Tells You About Being A Bridesmaid

    Cue the Jaws theme.

    1. Sometimes brides will ask you to be part of their wedding, and then sometimes they'll up their damn game and GIVE YOU A GIFT.

    2. But once you accept, you'll be inundated with emails and texts about planning the bachelorette party, bridal shower, and actual wedding.

    3. The bridal shower is really just an excuse to day drink and watch someone open lingerie gifts.

    4. Planning any events where all of the bridesmaids have to be together is like wrangling cats, and you should ask the bride for help if needed.

    5. You’re going to see the bride's naughty bits at some point.

    6. Buy a pack of bobby pins, because either you or some other bridesmaid will need them on the day of the wedding.

    7. No matter how hard the bride tries to pick something pretty or tasteful, you'll never wear this dress again.

    8. But matching the other girls in the party does make you feel oddly ~special~.

    9. Oh, and you will pay just as much to get your bridesmaid dress altered as you did to buy it.

    10. If the dress is super formfitting, you will have to watch what you eat before the wedding, or wear summa these.

    11. You will have to attend a lot of parties, and at some point you will start to wonder why there are so damn many of them.

    12. You will discover an entire world of bachelorette party planning you never knew existed.

    13. Being a bridesmaid means you're also unofficially part of the decorations committee.

    14. You will fight with one of the bridesmaids about the decorations at some point during this process.

    15. And you'll probably be asked to DIY something, even if you’ve never done that before.

    16. If the bride wants a themed party, that means you're going to spend way more money than you anticipated on things like matching tees, hats, and party gear.

    17. The wedding day will start EARLY, because you’ll have to be hair- and makeup-ready by noon to take photos.

    18. The shoes you (or the bride) end up choosing can be a decision between life and falling on your fucking face.

    19. The person you walk down the aisle with is not always a perfect match, and you're just gonna have to deal.

    20. Not having a date to the wedding when you're a bridesmaid means that your unofficial date is alcohol.

    21. Something WILL go wrong on the day of the wedding. Just accept that.

    22. And because things inevitably go wrong, even the most low-maintenance brides will have a bridezilla moment.

    23. The wedding day is HARD WORK, like a job, and you'll be asked to do weird shit.

    24. Like, you may have to help the bride pee during the wedding by holding up her dress while she squats.

    25. Your face will actually hurt from smiling for so many photos, and you'll need to take a time-out.

    26. Even if you barely know the other bridesmaids, you all will be bonded together in unity the day of.

    27. Especially when the bride is off doing bride thangs, and you all have time to just relax and enjoy the fact that you're in these matching dresses.

    28. And after the ceremony, speeches, and dinner, you'll actually be able to dance and drink and have a fucking fantastic time.