So we’ve discussed food in great (and hilarious) detail this week in the Lair. And yesterday we moved (thankfully for my waistband) to flowers, in all their glory and significance. It’s almost like a theme. This got me thinking. What do you get when you mix food, flowers and romance? Add a bunch of great friends and fabulous guests. And maybe, just maybe, a wily prankster with a habit of going home with good looking women.
Hmmm... Could it be Wedding Season???
Awww, you knew that was coming, right? C’mon, flowers, food, ice cream (okay okay, so it should be cake, but go with me, I’m building a theme here). Beautiful May weather and a whole side bar of happy ever afters. Yup, we’re gonna talk weddings.
Or, actually, one particular facet of weddings.
The Bridesmaid Dress. *cue spooky music*
You know the ones. The super expensive, never-to-be-worn-again dresses. Some are lovely. Some are generic. Some are even flattering.
And then there are the other ones. The huge poof of pink fluff that made you look like Little Bo Peep. Or the scary striped thing that turns the prettiest woman into a tequila sunrise. Gold lame. Anything with a parasol. A dress that proves cats have claws and aren’t afraid to use them. Or, my personal favorite, one that looks like strawberry shortcake gone wild.
The kind of dress that makes you wonder why the bride asked you to be in her wedding if she secretly hates you. (Of course, that might just be me being paranoid *g*)
Why was I lamenting bridesmaids dresses again? Oh yeah, the theme. This theme was actually inspired by my recent releases, COMING ON STRONG and GOING DOWN HARD. In them, Belle is constantly teasing Sierra about what color bridesmaid dress she’ll have to wear. She even uses the dress as a lovely blackmail tool to get Sierra to agree to whatever she wants... like working with a bodyguard when Sierra’s reluctant. So this got me thinking (okay, I admit, something Belle said in an interview on Jennifer’s Random Musings blog the other day got me thinking) about bridesmaid experiences.
Have you had a bridesmaid dress from hell? Or even one of those expensive, not-really-ugly but can’t ever wear again (not even to RWA’s gala) dresses? What about a lovely, perfect dress that you would wear anywhere? Hey, I’m easy – I just want to hear bridesmaids dress stories *g*
And as a bride, did you use your dress power over your maids? (aka: wielding the Bridezilla muscle) What did your bridesmaid’s dresses look like? I’ll confess mine in the comments.
And don't forget... the Romance Bandits donated a fabulous basket of goodies to the Brenda Novak Auction!! Be sure to check it out.