Happy BrideThe first time I was a flower girl I remember being fascinated by the beautiful bridesmaids wearing big purple matching dresses standing by the bride’s side. Later that night, despite my torn tights and cake-stained dress, I knew one thing: I wanted to be a bridesmaid when I grew up.

And now, over 20 years later, I feel like an old pro. I have been a bridesmaid or maid of honor 12 different times. But while I loved the parties, the showers and the traditions, I wanted to know more about the origins of the bridesmaid role. I needed some good folklore to share and an understanding of why on earth I had a collection of dresses in my closet that were oftentimes unflattering and usually expensive.

I began talking to historians, wedding experts and brides. I sought out wedding folklorists – and anyone else who would talk to me. The truth was, if I was going to keep being a bridesmaid, I needed a little rejuvenation. And so Bridesmaids Uncorked was born.

Bridesmaids are an important part of the nuptial events and let’s face it: weddings today are a big, big deal. Included here you will find expert opinions, personal anecdotes and a few important guidelines. But don’t think that I am going to spare you the gory details of what I have learned along the way.

Besides, who doesn’t want to hear about the bridezillas?

Can’t wait to tell you more!