Melbourne [Australia]: Looks like, Jane from the Hollywood hit ’27 Dresses’ is not the only woman with a wardrobe full of bridesmaid dresses.
Northbridge hairdresser Brie Peters, who has been a bridesmaid 18 times in her 35 years, had 14 bridesmaids and 10 little flower girls of her own when she got married, News.com.au reported.
Three of her bridesmaids were called Katie. Seven of them she has known for more than 20 years, two she loved for 30 years and six she has known for up to 15 years. She’s even been a bridesmaid for two of them twice, in their second weddings after divorce.
Peters said, “I love it – I love weddings and how happy they make people. I think I am the girl everyone can rely on and make the day tick by,” adding “I value my friends so much and they mean so much to me that to be a bridesmaid for them, and them for me, means so much because we know how lucky we are to share or lives together.”
“And even if we can’t catch up that much, they are all a phone call away – we make an agreement that we must talk at least once every two weeks – it’s pretty cool,” she continued.
Talking about the ‘bridezilla’ moments, Peters said, “Every bride is a bridezilla! I have not come across one yet who hasn’t put her foot down about something that the family or friends think is silly.”
She went on, “A bridesmaid always says yes, can I get you anything, what do you need and okay – even if they don’t mean it! I had one girlfriend who didn’t want to get married and had a melt down and I had to talk her into it, and they are still happily married with three kids.”
“One had a dress that ripped and we had to fix it. Another was so nervous she go so drunk and we had to try and sober he up – that was quite funny. I’ve even had one girl faint on me. There have been so many moments – I wouldn’t change it for anything,” she noted.
She’s never chosen her own dress (as a bridesmaid) and doesn’t mind one bit, but that doesn’t mean she has a wardrobe filled with dresses she only wears once.
“I actually have the last couple of dresses but to tell you the truth the dresses get trashed when you wear them for over 12 hours walking through mud, bush, grass and gravel to walking up the sides of bridges in extreme heat or freezing cold!” she said, adding “I really don’t mind what I wear – and when there is a bride no one looks at anyone else.”
She noted, “My favourite dresses are long, black and strapless as it hides all my scary bits and I feel pretty in them – but I suppose fashion is in the eye of the beholder. I want them (the brides) to choose what makes them happy.” (ANI)