By Katie Mercado, For The Baltimore Sun
4:47 PM EDT, April 9, 2013
One of my best friends (and bridesmaids) recently got engaged and wonderfully asked me to be a part of her big day. I’m so excited for this experience because, so far for me, it’s been “always a bride, never a bridesmaid.” So as I wrap up my experience as a bride, I want to make sure I transition smoothly into being a bridesmaid and making my friend's experience as great as she has helped make it for me.
Some of the things I’ve already thought about in this transition, especially since our engagement time overlaps slightly, are:
I’ve seen and heard stories of bridesmaids over-stepping or saying more than they should, even resulting in torn relationships, when really the point of a wedding is to bring everyone closer together. That means that just because I am a bride (and will soon have been a bride) that doesn’t mean that I should act like anything more than a bridesmaid and a shoulder to lean on for the next bride, who in this case happens to be one of the sweetest people I know.
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