Monday, September 15, 2008

Ms. Always a Bridesmaid "& Guest"

Got the invitation to my friend Molly's wedding today (which is super sleek/modern/cool, BTW). As has been the case for the past year or so, I sort of dread opening wedding invitation envelopes, knowing that the "& Guest" part is going to give me agita (Italian-speak for heartburn).

Should I bring someone? A guy friend? Our gay family friend who is SUPER fun at weddings? (Seriously. He is like Jack on Will & Grace times 10.) Hire a guy to be my date like Debra Messing did in that one movie?

Luckily, I am in this wedding (I know -- huge shocker!), which makes not having a date a ton less awkward. Actually, come to think of it... of all the weddings I've been a bridesmaid in, I've only had a date (The Murse) for one. That's sort of weird. And sort of awesome.

Why? Being a single bridesmaid is actually pretty sweet:

  1. You can cut straight to the front of the bar line and claim you're getting a drink for the bride and groom. Then keep them both yourself. (My drink of choice: gin & tonic.)

  2. You have first dibs on any cute single guys in the wedding party. (Truth be told, I have taken advantage of this scenario once.)

  3. Since you're sitting at the head table with a great view of the crowd, you can easily scope out the room for any "guys' tables" and locate hotties who are also there solo.

  4. You can't get in a fight with your BF/husband because you don't have one. (Why do so many couples get in fights at weddings anyhow? I blame the jack and Cokes.)

  5. You get to eat first.

That said... Molls, I know I haven't officially RSVP'd yet. But I'm going to take a wild guess and assume that I probably won't meet the future Mr. Always a Bridesmaid between now and November. So you can probably cross off the "& Guest" for me. And make sure the bar is stocked with gin. For you, of course.


Chill said...

Now sis, I wonder if it was my wedding where you took advantage of "meeting" the cute, single guy? Perhaps my brother? Just a wild guess.

Always a Bridesmaid said...

Hmmm... well, it did happen at your wedding, Carrie. But it was your dad, not your brother. (Sorry... it's been a long time since we threw out an inappropriate dad joke.)