Welcome to part 2 of the Becoming a Bridesman of Honor! If you haven’t read part 1 yet, you can find it here.
After Ramsey was initiated into the bridal party at the bachelorette party, the next order of business was the bridal shower that same weekend. The bridal shower was held at The Wes on Sunday afternoon and looking back, Ramsey has one major piece of advice to any other bridesmen out there: be sure to eat before you go.
“I didn’t know what to expect but I was thinking there would be food. I mean, when guys get together, we eat. I’m down with sweets but as a guy, we’re like boom- here’s a burger. At a bridal shower, there are flowers and there are cookies. Okay, and cucumber sandwiches but I don’t even know what that is! It tastes like air.”
Besides champagne, Ramsey was impressed with the goodies from Emerald Coast Custom Cakes… although, he didn’t know the Florida-shaped key lime shortbread cookies were edible.
“I drank champagne, gabbed with the ladies, and met all the family. Being a bridesman who works in the wedding industry, I am used to being talkative in awkward situations. I’ve known most of the girls there for so long, no conversation topic is off limits.”
Except of course, when the girls started discussing their dress alterations and wedding day hair ideas. This was when the bridesman of honor just nodded his head and took another sip of champagne.
When it was time for bride Sara to open gifts, Ramsey was just glad his friend was happy, but didn’t quite understand the level of excitement that grew with each gift that was opened.
“I just kept paying attention to the room and hearing all these girls squeal, ‘yay! Towels!’ and I’m thinking, why yay? It’s a fancy piece of fabric to dry off with. Women just get excited about that stuff. More towels? Awesome…I still don’t get it.”
Ramsey’s fellow bridesmaids would often have to explain another girly tradition or sentiment with him. He was grateful for the insight and to be in this new setting that was so foreign to his kind. He says he got a lesson on what girls really talk about when most men aren’t around. He said it made him a little lonely at times, but we was still happy to be around his favorite ladies.
“What’s that saying? Sugar and spice and everything nice; snips and snails and puppy dog’s tails… I was definitely the latter part of that.”
While Ramsey had no preconceived notions about the bridal shower and even what that might entail, he left the Wes that Sunday afternoon feeling like he had been let in on a little secret kept by women everywhere. While he still isn’t ready to jump on the cucumber sandwich train, Ramsey was grateful to celebrate with his sister friend, Sara.
“What Sara is excited about, I am excited about.”
Get ready for part 3 of the Becoming a Bridesman blog series when we explore Ramsey’s experience at the “bridal lunch-in.”
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