A Wedding Panic

Don’t worry- not mine.

I just got asked to be a maid of honor by one of my good friends yesterday.

She’s actually not one I’ve talked about much on this blog only because we mostly text or talk on the phone and rarely hang out.  This is due to the fact that she had a highly demanding job and home life.

But she (we’ll call her Lizzie) contacted me last night and asked me to be her maid of honor.

I’m floored by the request.  I know it’s a big deal and I’m super flattered to be asked.  But I also know it entails some real responsibility (she already asked me to come over this week and help her go through possibilities).
I love Lizzie, she is a wonderful woman and one the few who stuck with me during my pregnancy and even after the Jeff fiasco.

But I’ve never even been to a wedding.  Much less been a part of one.

I’ve seen “27 Dresses” and “My Best Friend’s Wedding”, and it seems like a maid of honor has some big responsibilities.  I certainly don’t want to throw a crummy bachorlette party.

Thankfully the wedding isn’t until October.  But apparently this stuff needs lots of advanced planning.  And Lizzie is a huge pre-planning-type person, so I have a feeling we’ll be doing stuff from now up until the actual day.

She did say I get to pick out my own dress, which I’m thankful for.  Hopefully no heinous bridesmaid gown for me.  But she’s talking about already picking out her dress and I’m worried I’m supposed to pick mine out really early, which is a terrible idea with my constant weight fluctuating.  Can they re-size it closer to the date?  Will it look as good?  I don’t want to ruin the look of her wedding by looking like I’m wearing an ill-fitting dress.

I think I can manage it though.  Through the advice of other friends (Hannah’s been particularly helpful) and the magic of the internet.

7 thoughts on “A Wedding Panic

  1. vwoopvwoop

    congrats, that’s a really honor (is that a pun?)! i would be nervous too because i know nothing about weddings except they seem like a lot of effort. that’s so cool that you were picked to be maid of honor, that means she really values you. wow. neato! 🙂

    1. Pen Post author

      Thanks! We’re on the same boat in the knowledge area. All I know about weddings are from movies…not sure how accurate that is, haha. But I am good at throwing parties and that seems to be the bulk of my help is helping decide on favors and decorations and such.

      And the bachlorette party, of course 😉

    1. Pen Post author

      Yeah, it does seem like there’s still a lot of time. Some of my friends who’ve been in weddings have all said “Oh, it’s gonna go fast”. Hopefully I can manage to figure stuff out though. I consider myself resourceful.


      1. kate1975

        Think like what happens when it is Halloween and then suddenly it is Christmas, that kind of fast.

        Good and healing thoughts to you.


Please share your thoughts

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s