Thursday, July 24, 2008

Botox for the bridesmaids?

Holy #$!%, this New York Times article blew me away.

Skin Deep -- It's Botox for you, Dear Bridesmaids

I was planning to write, at some point, about how ridiculous a lot of brides are about a lot of things when it comes to bridesmaids -- forcing everyone to match is one thing, but forcing them all to match in $300 dresses that they have to pay for? Demanding they all get particular hair styles when they've managed to choose their own hairstyles for at least 20 years on their own? Freaking out about a bridesmaid's pregnancy and "how it will affect the wedding" instead of just saying "congratulations"? That's what I was going to talk about.

But this is 100 times better. Asking your bridesmaids to get boob jobs for the wedding??!? Suggesting that everyone gets Botox -- even if the bride pays for it?!?!?

I don't really have the words to talk about this issue. I just hope that all the sane people in the world realize that this is really f*cking ridiculous.


Amanda said...

hey holly! i saw that article too. so ridiculous! sorry i never got back to your email before... got busy during/after the wedding and now i am back at work. but the flowers turned out perfect and i'm so glad we did them ourselves! we just literally tied them in bunches for the bouquets and they were fine. could not have been easier and it saved us so much money.
good luck with all the planning. i'm excited for you and eric :)

Blablover5 said...

And I thought it was bad just hearing about brides demanding that they get the same colored tan or have them all pay to have the same makeup done.

People have officially lost their minds.