Sometimes, we at The Gloss talk shit about being a bridesmaid. And when you’re in a wedding that you don’t really want to be in, then believe you me, you will find more reasons than you can shake a stick at to hate what you’re asked to do.

But when you’re in a wedding because you want to be, and because the person getting married is a great friend and you’re really happy for her, well then, being a bridesmaid can be kind of cool.

And once in the absolute bluest of moons, you’ll even get a good dress out of it. You might, for instance, get something like one of these (take note, Bridezillas):