My childhood BFF, Rachel, just asked me to be in her wedding!!!! We have been friends since we were about 3 years old, when we were across-the-street neighbors. She has three sisters, so I didn’t really expect her to ask me to be a bridesmaid, but they’re going all out with a big wedding party, so I’m in! Yay!
I have never been in a wedding. And actually, unlike most people I know, who go to multiple weddings per year, I have only been to four weddings in memorable history:
- My cousin Wendy’s wedding; Cleveland, Ohio; c. 1989 (age 5).
I fell through a chair. Really — the chairs at the reception had these wicker-weave seats and when I sat down, the seat broke and my butt got stuck in the frame. In front of my whole family. I was pretty traumatized.
- My cousin Kevin’s wedding; Bowling Green, Ohio; c. 1993 (age 9).
My mom bought me a fancy dress from the Limited Too to wear — it was black taffeta with bright flowers, and I felt so grown-up in it, although I’m sure it was hideous. I remember feeling awkward about dancing.
- My boyfriend’s friends’ wedding; Santa Cruz Mountains, California; 2008 (age 24).
The guy I was dating at the time was videotaping the wedding for his friends; I had never met the bride or the groom. Probably the most memorable part was slow-dancing in the parking lot — they didn’t play any slow songs until we were outside and almost ready to leave, but we could still hear the music, so we danced under the stars. Aww.
- My friends Jake and Miranda’s wedding; San Francisco, California; 2009 (age 25).
Jake and Miranda got married at City Hall, which meant I could walk to the ceremony from my house! It was super cute and Miranda’s dad cried a lot, which was also very cute and also made me cry.
Rachel’s wedding is going to be at Cumberland Falls in Kentucky, which will be a pain to get to but should make for a nice road trip. And it’s beautiful. My goal is to have my life a lot more sorted out by then than it is now. Being as the wedding isn’t until October, 2010, I figure have plenty of time to do this.