Sunday, May 20, 2012

Better a Bridesmaid than a Bride

Today is a sartorial and sentimental Sunday, so I am writing a cinquain poem in honor of one of my best friend's weddings on Friday. Accompanying this little number will be some pictures of my fashion choices for the rehearsal and wedding.

The cinquain poem is a five-line poem. Typically, this is the format:

Line 1: one word (subject or noun)
Line 2: two words (adjectives that describe line one)
Line 3: three words (action verbs that relate to line one)
Line 4: four words (feelings or a complete sentence that relate to line one)
Line 5: one word (synonym of line one or a word that sums it up)

Overwhelmingly Exciting
Worried, Amazed, Relieved 
Forever in one day

My TJMaxx dress & belt, Marshalls shoes, and The Limited purse
for the rehearsal dinner at Heavy Seas Alehouse in Baltimore
(AWESOME steak!)

Surprisingly Effortful
Communicating, Trusting, Uniting
Forever is worth it.
My shamrock-colored bridesmaid dress for a half-Irish wedding :)

Oh, and to clarify today's title, I'd like to state for the record that being a bridesmaid is so much easier than being a bride. Phew. As a bride, you're all tied up in knots (almost to the point of pooping yourself). Of course, that's not because you don't want to get married; it's just nerve wracking to worry about whether or not all of your hard word is coming together the way you had hoped. Plus, you're surrounded by SO many people, and all you really want is a moment to yourself just to absorb it all (and poop in peace). As a bridesmaid, the worst you have to worry about is not falling flat on your face during your walk down the aisle, but since the day is not about you, it's all good if you fall on your face. If you do, then it might relieve some of the bride's stress, and that's half of your job as a bridesmaid. I kept offering to squeak out a fart so that everyone could experience a cathartic laugh, but no one said yes. 

However, once the wedding day is so quickly over, it's all worth it. Marriage is not easy work, but it's gratifying work (as long as both people are willing to work at it). 

I have to say: all of the hard work that went into my best friend's wedding was well worth it. It was a gorgeous ceremony and reception for an exceptionally beautiful bride. I love you, Jo!

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