I’ve been talking about being a bridesmaids at my friend’s wedding for the past month over abundantly. I was extremely honored to have the opportunity to be a bridesmaids for her. Its hard to come by friends after we get out of high school or college and we met at my old workplace and we’ve all kept in touch since then. Its been a an amazing 5 years of friendship and honestly sometimes, these girls (the bride and the other bridesmaids) know more about my life than even my best friends. Its something remarkable in my mind and I confide in them so I was extremely happy to just be part of this and help out as best I could.
Just a note that the bride has specifically asked me and everyone else taking pictures to not blog/facebook about the wedding pictures with guests and herself and the groom so other than myself, I am off limits to everyone else.
We did the whole planning of the games between me and the other “sisters” (aka bridesmaids) and helped arrange it as it came for the groom and his groomsmen when they arrived to pick up the bride. It started with the red envelope bargain and then we hoped into some funny games for not compensating us enough. He had to prove that he was worthy with his love, his strength, courage, dancing skills, design, etc. Time definitely flew by. Of course, we tried to keep it all on schedule,which it was luckily with little switching around.
After picking up the bride, we had to all move to the groom’s family to do their tea ceremony first. Its Chinese tradition to do the tea ceremony and its the right way to do it at both the bride’s and groom’s family’s house. It made for some commuting but it was well worth the experience.
For lunch at noon, the bride’s mom and her friends arranged a HUGE potluck for everyone and it was amazing. There was one dish that almost burned my tongue and it was so spicy I just couldn’t handle it even being in my mouth and I gulped down probably half a bottle of water afterwards. Everything else was super delicious. 🙂
We also managed to sit and chat for a bit before the bouquet toss and heading over to the couple’s house for the actual ceremony with the celebrant and to wrap up some decorations before the actual ceremony.
After the ceremony, we had time for some photo shooting and for the bride to change into her evening dress. Then, we were off to dinner at Gibby’s, a restaurant in Old Montreal. At Gibby’s, we managed to split the money we got from the red envelope bargain.
We had personalized wedding menus which was mega cool!
Now, I know you all are excited as to what I ordered and its a huge meal that I felt like I was bursting out of my dress at the end of the night!
That was my friend’s wedding night! But before I let you go, maybe you’d like to see how satisfied I am with the turnout of me as a bridesmaids in a wonderful lilac dress 🙂
I’m rather pleased with it but still, its a good motivator now for working even harder 🙂
The wedding went great and it was a fantastic day!!! I wish my friend and her husband all the best in their future life and lots and lots of happiness!