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New Bridezilla Tactic: Require a Bridesmaid Contract?

Posted Feb 4, 2008 4:10 PM CDT
By Martha Neil

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Think you've heard it all about bad behavior by soon-to-be brides planning their big day? Think again.

One in five women who participated in a recent magazine survey said she would like to require her bridesmaids to sign the wedding-day equivalent of a prenuptial agreement, reports the Daily Mail.

Asked what provisions they would like to see the contract contain, many respondents cited pregnancy, weight gain or even a change in hairstyle, as grounds for firing a bridesmaid, the United Kingdom newspaper reports.

The survey was conducted by You & Your Wedding magazine, and involved more than 1,000 participants. Although there is no evidence that such bridesmaid contracts are being used by actual brides, a magazine editor predicts they soon may be.

"Planning weddings can be a stressful time for brides, and management issues with bridesmaids can ruin both the anticipation and the big day," says editor Colette Harris. "While our contract is meant to be tongue-in-cheek, the survey demonstrates that issues with bridesmaids are of concern. Perhaps contracts are the way forward."

Read the contract (PDF).

(Hat tip: All the Rage.)

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