Gabrielle Redcay | Aug 31, 2016 | 0
A Letter to My Bridesmaids: Thanks for Being Great
I know it’s been WAY too long since I’ve checked in and done a blog post, but some exciting stuff has happened since I’ve written last! For starters, I got my wedding dress! I’d love to post of a picture of it, but it’s staying a secret ? We also got our engagement photos done – finally!
Here are just a few of my favorites:
So today I wanna talk about my girls. The friends that have been by my side through my hard times and my good times. Some of them I have known since birth, some are family, and some are college friends. One thing I know for sure is that I can’t get married without these 5 amazing girls by my side.
You are here because of all the laughs and smiles we have shared together over the years. Whether we’ve been friends for 23 years or 5 years, you all mean so much to me, and I want to say thank you for putting up with me. This wedding wouldn’t be possible without you all.
I’m sure we have a lot of laughter waiting for us in the future, as well as some tears. I mean, I know I will need all of your support come the wedding day. I will probably be a blubbering mess yelling at someone to get me a bottle of whiskey to chill the nerves.
I apologize in advance if I’m a b—- that day – I probably will be – so fair warning. Stress and nerves never do me well! Haha but you girls are so amazing I’m sure you will handle it well.
All My Life
Growing up I would think about my wedding, I would see the girls who had 10 bridesmaids and I always wondered if I’d have anyone to ask. The second Dan asked me to be his wife, picking my bridesmaids wasn’t even a question in my mind. I knew immediately I had to have you all.
But please, be patient with me. I promise to try my best to not be a bridezilla, but that promise doesn’t mean I won’t be a little crazy. You girls are going to have to be my rock through all of this, something doesn’t go right, lie to me and tell me it will be ok. Try not to let me mess up my makeup too much.
To the girl I’ve known since birth
Brittney, we may not talk every day, or see each other very often. I mean once a year IF that, but know I would be so lost without you. You have been my sister since day one, and I don’t know life without you in it. Watching what a strong, independent woman you are is so awesome to me, ESPECIALLY watching what an amazing mother you are to my beautiful God baby.
We always seem to pick up right where we left off and I love that about us, not to mention the fact that when we get together we are never shy to be complete idiots with each other. I mean we have been so busy I haven’t even had the chance to ask you face to face to be my bridesmaid. Although it shouldn’t be a shock at all to you considering our whole lives we’ve talked about being in each others bridal parties! So I hope I hear a big YES from you. Thanks for being my best friend.
To the girl who befriended me because we sat beside the water fountain
Man, oh man, where to start with you, Isa. We have been through hell and back together. All the times I drove to your house in the middle of the night because you were upset, all of the heart to hearts, and the secretes shared… When we were like 10 and my family got our puppy, Max, you were the FIRST person I called. You immediately rode your bike over and jumped off of it before it even came to a complete stop.
All the trees we climbed and the trouble we got in… We have an endless amount of stories, especially all of our fun day trips to the beach, and so many others that I wouldn’t want to share with anyone else. You scare the crap out of me at times, but I love you so freaking much, you are my Nel, and there is no way I could get married without you up standing by my side.
To the girl I used to hate
Lets be real Danielle, our friendship didn’t start out on the right foot haha. I mean we both know I only disliked you because you were new to the neighborhood and I thought you were trying to take Isa from me, which I was not happy about. But thankfully through all of that you turned into one of my very best friends. I can’t even express enough how incredibly proud of you I am.
You are such an independent, intelligent, hard working woman and I admire everything about you. You are going so far in life and I am so excited that I get to cheer you on every step of the way. I mean there aren’t many people I will spend hours on the phone with just catching up on life. You are wise beyond your years and one of the hardest workers I know. I will make sure I have the spare bedroom set up for whenever you come home and visit, because life wouldn’t be the same without you in it.
To My Sister………. In-Law
Part of me wanted to leave “in law” out because I have always seen you as my sister, never as my brother wife. I mean half the time I like you more than I like him anyway ? Seriously though, thank you so much for everything.
All of our Thursday nights at Carlos and Charlies, all the trips to the nail salon to get pampered… That time we got a couples massage together…. Speaking of, we need to do that again sometime very soon! All the time we spend making fun of my brother, teaming up on him to gross him out; I’m so thankful to have you in my life, and as my sister.
To the Girl I’d Be Lost Without – B
B, I don’t even know where to start with you. You have been my rock for the last 5 years. Every hard time where I needed you, you were immediately right by my side. You’ve been my shoulder when I’ve needed to cry, the laughter when I needed to have fun. We can go from crying to laughing in a matter of seconds. I may be the one getting married but all I think about is how excited I am to be planning your wedding with you one day.
I honestly don’t know how I would’ve survived some of the punches that life has thrown my way if it wasn’t for you being right by my side through it all. We’ve only been friends for 5 years and I don’t think I’ve created so many memories with anyone else. You know things about me that no one else in this world knows. I have so many things going through my head, so many great times, and so many rough times and there is no way I can sit here and talk about them all…. and we both know some of them definitely shouldn’t be posted for the world to see haha. Thank you so much. Thank you for being my best friend, for being my rock, for being my maid of honor, for just being you. My life wouldn’t be the same without you in it, and I love you so much, thanks for helping keep me sane.
I’m So Thankful
I don’t know how I got so lucky to have such an amazing group of friends, a support system like no other. Five completely different women that I care so much for. Whether we talk every day, or every other month, I know I will forever have you girls and there isn’t anyone else I would want standing up with me on such a special day. Thank you for putting up with me and loving me in your own special ways. I would be lost without each and every one of you and I thank God everyday that I have such amazing girls by my side.
I love you girls.