This was never about the bride or the dress or the wedding. It was just me and my fat, dreading the spotlight.
I Played a Bride on TV and Was a Bridesmaid 6 Times, But It Has Taken 20 Years for Me to Be Open to Marriage
Was this what I was supposed to be doing? Getting married? I just wanted to finish writing a short story.
Before you accept an invitation to be a bridesmaid, have a candid discourse with the bride about what she anticipates the costs being, and what you're financially competent to spend on her big day.