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I want to hear crazy bridesmaid stories!

Hi Ladies --

Hope you're all well. I've been reading a lot of posts on here about bridesmaid trouble and I have a favor to ask of all of you.

I'm writing a story about troublesome bridesmaids -- basically pointing out that bridezillas get a bad rap when sometimes it's the maids -- for Marie Claire magazine.

I need stories, you need to vent -- shoot me an email at Names can be protected.

Thanks in advance for your help!


Re: I want to hear crazy bridesmaid stories!

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    If you've been reading a lot of posts, you'll know by now that unless a BM doesn't get her dress by the time of your wedding ceremony, she has done nothing wrong.
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    Emily --

    Thanks for your response. I'm looking for people who feel like the bridesmaids often get a bad rap, too -- so if you feel passionate about that or have experience in that department, I'd love to talk to you.

    But trust me -- after hearing some of the stories I've heard from brides for this piece, there ARE things they can do wrong. :)

    Have a good day!
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    I'm pretty sure you have to go through Knot Annie for something like this.  Banana?

    Short of lighting the bride on fire or sleeping with the groom, usually "bridesmaid trouble" is caused by the bride having unrealistic expectations.
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    Who's Knot Annie? I'm happy to go through anyone -- don't want to break any protocol.

    In any case, I'm interested by the strong opinions on here that bridesmaids are never in the wrong, and I really would love to hear more from you guys if you want to email me. Thanks.
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    Based on the rules, it looks like this is the protocol you need to follow.  If you need more info, there's a link under "Community Info" on the left.

    If you are a journalist or student looking for information, please contact us at for information/permission prior to posting or your post will be removed.
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    Thanks gotahava!
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    It's stories like the one you're proposing to write that perpetuate bridezilla behaviour and entitled brides.
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    edited February 2010
    In Response to <a href=" BoardsForum:37Discussion:7abb6c5e-368a-4003-ac14-492ab29feab7Post:6d86b9c2-12f3-40fd-bb23-f9360c45e8f9">Re: I want to hear crazy bridesmaid stories!</a>:
    [QUOTE]It's stories like the one you're proposing to write that perpetuate bridezilla behaviour and entitled brides.
    Posted by bablingbrooke[/QUOTE]


    And no one on this board purports that bridesmaids are "never in the wrong" - it's just that unless your bridesmaid is trying to sleep with your fiance or intentionally harm you or your other friends or family members or is actually being a legitimate jerk...then your gripe probably has more to do with unrealistic expectations (fueled by some magazines, the wedding industry, and some TV shows and movies - "Bride Wars" anyone?) held by brides than with an actual "troublesome" bridesmaid.
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