From Lyman's son, at the last wedding he attended, speaking to his ladyfriend who remarked that she had forgotten her camera:
"Never mind. You can bring it next time."On another note, what to do with bridesmaid dresses:
Kim Eaton of Pleasant Hills has been a bridesmaid a dozen times. By the time she got engaged at age 38, she had a rogues gallery of dresses in storage -- spanning several decades, styles and sizes.(Thanks, Pittsburgh Live.)
"You've got to get the shoes that are dyed to match the dress," she says. "Guess how many times I wore those lime-green pumps."
She was at work one day when her friends secretly raided her attic. The night of her bachelorette party, the guest of honor went to the Ruddy Duck, Downtown, where she was flabbergasted to be greeted by a covey of friends, resplendent in her assorted bridesmaid dresses.
"We boarded a mini-bus and spent the evening hitting the 'bars of my life' -- from Froggy's to the bar I played softball for in the '80s, to the Oakland bars from my law-school days, to Chiodo's, to my hometown local bar and several in between. They wore the dresses all night and in every stop. Needless to say, the gowns were not of much use after that trip, but I couldn't think of a more fitting end for them. Who says you can never wear a bridesmaid gown a second time?