Bridesmaid Festival, attendants required?
Blog Guy, I have a common problem. I’ve been a bridesmaid in three weddings this year alone, and I don’t know what to do with all my stupid bridesmaid dresses.
You could pack them up, fly to Spain and wear them at the annual International Bridesmaid Festival, seen here in these photos.
I didn’t even know about the Bridesmaid Festival! It looks like a great way to get one more use out of these stupid, expensive gowns. Can you tell me more?
I suppose they have bachelorette parties, do funny stuff to their hair and drink lots of Kahlua.
But Blog Guy, I don’t get why those bridesmaids in the top picture are standing ankle-deep in water.
You don’t? Remember, another term for bridesmaids is “ladies in wading…”
Top: Pilgrims stand in the Quema River as they make their way to the shrine of El Rocio in the province of Seville, southern Spain June 9, 2011. Every spring hundreds of thousands of devotees converge at the shrine to pay homage to the Virgin del Rocio during an annual pilgrimage which combines religious fervor and festive color.
Right: Pilgrims sing as they cross the Quema River.
Left: A pilgrim adjusts her boots as she makes her way to the shrine of El Rocio.
REUTERS photos by Marcelo del Pozo