Last night, MTV aired yet another one of those little "Fresh Takes" microsodes for Dove, starring Alicia Keys. And yet again, the whole thing seemed stilted and cheesy, with some of the most cliched dialogue ever written. However, I have to say I really liked the party idea that Alex (Keys) and Diane (Desi Lydi) have for their friend Lizzie (Jessalyn Wanlim).
This week's story (which you can watch here) begins in a bridal shop where Lizzie is being fitted for yet another bridesmaid dress. Cynical Alex scoffs at all the wedding stuff while Diane states that she has until she's 32 to get married, so she won't worry about it until she's 30. Meanwhile, Lizzie has, apparently, wanted nothing more than to be a bride ever since she can remember. Noting that their friend is suffering from the ever-a-bridesmaid-never-a-bride blues, Alex and Diane throw Lizzie her very own wedding party and invite all her girlfriends to wear the bridesmaid dresses they otherwise have no use for. The guests bring Lizzie gifts and Alex and Diane present her with a wedding cake balancing little statues of the three girls on the top.
I find this to be an awesome idea: a wedding party for the fabulous single gal. It makes a friend feel special while also providing an opportunity for your girlfriends to get all dressed up in old bridesmaid dresses. What do you think about this idea? Would you throw such a party for your friend — or a group of single friends?