Today I plan to see the movie 27 Dresses. In a way, I am mad that someone beat me to telling this story. I have always prided myself in being the only one of all my girlfriends with the most bridesmaids dresses hanging in closests from Memphis to DC.
I emailed the Guniess Book of World Records and explained my story, that I had been a bridesmaid 15 times, which I found to be a bit unusual, and wondered if they would allow me to set the world’s record for being a bridesmaid.
Two weeks later, I got my answer:
Dear Ms. Crane-
No one to date has requested to set this record. We are happy for you to be the first. Please document every wedding you have participated in as a bridesmaid, including the name of the couple, the date of the wedding, and a photo of you in the wedding, and we will allow you to set the record.
***ARE YOU KIDDING ME****
Well, after the initial shock wore off, I decided that if I actually went through with it and set this record, I would never get married, be the pun of many jokes for the rest of my life, always the bridesmaid never the bride, and maybe even my own reality tv show on FOX. So long story short, I decided against it.
Four years later, in wedding number 16, I finally got my WHITE dress, and was in my 17th wedding four months later as a bridesmaid.
Since then, my bridesmaid card has been wide open. No weddings since August 2005.
While this is a fun story to share, I must say that it was an esteemed honor and privilige to have stood up for all of these beautiful, smart, amazing women on their wedding day. And today, as I go to see this movie, 27 Dresses, I will be thinking fondly of each of you.
Karyn, Paige, Stephanie, Beth, Stephanie, JC, Ashley, Shannon, Cari, Tonya, Suzanne, April, Jessica, Tiffany, Sarah, and Tanya.
Thanks for the memories… and of course, the dresses 🙂
So now, I have to know….How many weddings have you been in?