After having to cancel plans to go see Bridesmaids last week, I finally got to go see it with Matt yesterday (for free thanks to a promotion going on at Best Buy). Everyone said the movie was funny, and I’m sure after I see it a couple more times I’ll be quoting it. I could have lived without some of the gross over-the-top humor that was in it, but if you can get past all of that you’ll find that there are actually some things to take away from this movie.
Weddings can bring out the best and the worst in us.
When you put a group of women together, there are bound to be differences and conflicts, but it’s important to move past them before things get, well, ugly!
When you commit to a wedding, you aren’t just supporting the bride emotionally. You’re also committing to some financial investment.
The dress, alterations, shoes, the parties and trips – they all add up, so when you’re asked to be a bridesmaid consider the financial responsibility that it involves. And brides, don’t ask your bridesmaids to get a dress that is almost 3 times the amount of their paycheck.
You need an anthem!
Music is nostalgic, and nothing helps you bond better than a chick anthem! I have no shame in admitting that I totally love “Hold On” by Wilson Phillips and I’m so glad it was in the movie. You know you want to sing out loud, so here’s the video. Go ahead and get your jam on (I won’t tell!).
Another thing you need… a bridesmaid who can Keep It Real!
When things get a little crazy and the bridesmaids start getting emotional over silly things, you need that one bridesmaid to tell it like it is!
Just because a dress is expensive doesn’t mean it’s going to look good.
That’s why you need your bridesmaids there to be brutally honest when the dress you try on is just ridiculous!
Remember why you’re in the wedding.
Weddings can be emotional and stressful (both good and bad), but in the end it’s important to remember why you’re in the wedding in the first place. You’re there to support the bride on her most important day, so just keep that in mind and have a good time!