When Your Bestie is Getting Married
|When Your Bestie Is Getting Married|
I have long tried to complete writing this, but either I got too emotional or plain lazy. But today I have decided to sit down and finish this. Watching the movie 'Veere Di Wedding' last weekend brought this piece to the fore. It was almost lost in the pile of blogging drafts. I think my drafts would win over the published posts any day now, if this continues! Well, all of that later. Let's talk about what you've got to do when your Veere is getting hitched.
Last year a dear school friend of mine got married. She was the first among my closest friends to tie the knot. Again this year another childhood friend got happily married, as yet another bestie in town shocked us with her upcoming engagement news. So these were surely tumultuous times heavy on emotions and other things, for us buddies. And here I present you tons of wisdom from my experience of handling my girls on their big day! Read along.
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She is energetic and ecstatic but also sensitive and hysteric.
She might be busy for her best day. She might not have time for you, but bear it with patience. She knows you will be there and will soon come to talk with you stealing a bit of time from the busy schedule that weddings mostly are. She would sneak her way out, unbeknownst to you. But fret not if she doesn't. Not everyone likes being adventurous on the day of their marriage. Allow her not to be herself for once. It's her day, let her have all the wonderful memories, and the complaints. Click a lot of pictures. Don't delete the blurred, sloppy, and hilarious ones. Those are the best.
She's overwhelmed like most girls. Be prepared to handle a very delicately sensitive bestie. Don't get frightened yourself seeing her not being in her usual behavior. Take the situation in your stride. She might cry out of sudden burst of anger or break down at the slightest poking/ provocation. Emotions would be a tangled mess. Making her see reason would be tough. Prepare yourself. You have a lot of homework to do!
Bring down that pang of jealousy.
But don't beat yourself up for feeling so. It's natural to be jealous as someone else would make a larger part of her life now. New people. New families. And Mr.Husband. Old friends might take a back seat in the priority bus. It would feel like bidding a hundred farewells and going through a hundred partings at the same time. But that's okay. Because it's all in your mind. She's not going away from you, just that she has a new person/s to be part of her life now.
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Plan. Everything. From work leaves to tickets to gifts.
Make sure you apply for that leave well in advance. With all of us busy in our careers, and studies, charting our path in our jobs, lives have changed from those of the college days. For some, time zones have changed too. So make sure, first and foremost, you make time for the wedding day. Take care of tickets and travel details days ahead. Choose the gifts well and in advance. Last minute rushes are the worst. Let it be unique and show your love and adulation. And of course, hold against the test of time. A little bit of PDA here doesn't hurt. Give your eyes a good massage. The tear ducts are gonna wear them out. The madness that weddings are, you girls need to be prepared for all the last moment changes.
And then call in timely and be in touch. It may not be possible to call at 2 am for discussing your personal troubles anymore, but know that the person is the same. Marriage does not change the person inside. So don't think too much into it. Friendships last. And like they say, friendships more than 7 years old last a lifetime.