Serving as a bridesmaid can be a great honor and testament to years of friendship. But as anyone who's been in a bridal party can attest, it's not always hunky dory.
Here are 20 tweets that sum up the struggle of being a bridesmaid, from the required public speaking to the not-so-flattering dresses.
Trying to write a maid of honor speech for a wedding, but I don't know how to say these emojis out loud.— Alison Leiby (@AlisonLeiby) July 28, 2014
person: aw you're going to be a bridesmaid do you know what you'll be wearing— Emma Gannon (@girllostincity) October 14, 2015
me: Yes. Spanx.
Getting asked to be a bridesmaid instead of the maid of honor is like getting asked to be the Kelly Rowland instead of the Beyonce— Michelle Markowitz (@michmarkowitz) January 6, 2014
Always the bridesmaid, never the guest who gets to drink and eat for free with no ceremonial responsibilities.— Abbi Crutchfield (@curlycomedy) October 4, 2015
The one time you really don't want to have resting bitch face is when you're a bridesmaid.— Ashley Mayer (@ashleymayer) August 9, 2015
Bridesmaid dresses are really the one night stands of clothing.— Alison Leiby (@AlisonLeiby) April 18, 2014
Being a bridesmaid is like touring a sausage factory; you shouldn't see all the unappetizing things that go into that thing you're craving.— Why You're Single (@YoureSingleShow) September 5, 2015
The hardest part of writing a maid of honor speech is taking out all the parts about marriage being a patriarchal institution of oppression— Alexandra Svokos (@asvokos) September 10, 2015
I have concluded that being a bridesmaid in someone's wedding is like pledging the world's worst sorority— Jen Lap (@jennifer_lap) June 9, 2015
When a friend asks you to be a bridesmaid, she's really saying "Give me $1000 & get ready to look pregnant in an empire waist dress."— Jade Tolbert (@jadelizroper) February 26, 2014
I'll probs be the least helpful & reliable bridesmaid, but I will DEF be the bridesmaid who comes up with the wedding hashtag. So yer welx!— Jackie O (@JackieOProblems) December 24, 2014
My friend's bachelorette party is a half marathon, because it's slightly less offensive than just telling her bridesmaids, "You're fat."— Alison Leiby (@AlisonLeiby) January 13, 2014
Don't mess with me today, Air Canada. I'm reporting for bridesmaid duty in Toronto and am prepared to go full bridesmaidzilla to get there.— Eva Holland (@evaholland) September 25, 2014
Being a bridesmaid is like reliving prom season— Heather Reid (@heatherreid247) January 10, 2016
"I'm gonna wear jeans and a t shirt when I get married" My daughter, 2nd time a bridesmaid in 2014— Thandie Newton (@thandienewton) December 29, 2014