To bridesmaid or not to bridesmaid, that is (sometimes) the question. When you are emotionally close to someone, being a bridesmaid can be a truly meaningful experience. You get to help your loved one physically and mentally prepare for their wedding day, and you share the moment with them in a deep and well-documented way.
However, if you aren't actually close to the bride, shelling out cash to wear a dress you didn't pick while coddling a woman throwing a party worth thousands of dollars can be a nightmarish chore.
She kicked off the post by clarifying that her and bride truly have no relationship beyond the occasion run-in at a family gathering, and the times the bride has asked her for favors.