Made to leave my exclusively bf 3 month old for 12 hours because 'kids weren't allowed at the wedding.
Made to host a kitchen tea at my house when I had a 2 month old.
Made to go to the Hen's night when my baby was 2 1/2 months old.
Made to take my 2 1/2 month old baby out to her place when her husband to be was on his buck's night and sit with her until she wanted to go to bed because she didn't want to be alone and she couldn't come to my house because she didn't want to go home alone...instead I went home alone with an over tired newborn.
Made to buy my dress - $350 and shoes $70...never wore them again.
Our thank you gift was our jewellery for the day, which wasn't to my taste at all...hardly a present, it was a 'this is the one thing I'll be bothered paying for on the day and then I'll fob it off to you as your thank you present' kind of present.
We had to pay for our hair and make-up and despite having a newborn the night before the wedding, the bridesmaids and brides stayed at my house. We had to pay for dress alterations too.
Oh and then to top it all off, after spending that much on being in the bridal party, having to leave my newborn for 12 hours, and putting $100 towards to their present when it came my turn (no bridal party for me) her and her DH gave us $40. Now I know money doesn't mean everything but her wedding cost me close to $1 000 and all she could manage was $40. She didn't even need to buy a new dress to come to my wedding.
Extremely selfish bride, extremely selfish person actually and I'm so glad we are no longer friends.
I will never be a bridesmaid again...I'm not that in to weddings and would much rather be a guest at one than a bride slave.