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    • clairenina
      CommentAuthorclairenina
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Nov 25th 2014
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    **Extracted from a Newspapers webpage (as I read the rules about no links at all)**

    Attack of the bridesmaidZILLA! Women sick of being forced to wear ugly dresses
    BRIDESMAIDS are feeling less than honoured, with seven out of 10 forced to wear an ugly dress to make the Bride look prettier

    Bridesmaids hate their unflattering dresses

    When Bridezilla is on the loose, she's a nightmare and it's the bridesmaids who always get the brunt of it.

    And it seems they aren't willing to put up with it anymore.

    A new survey has revealed that seven out of 10 bridesmaids have been forced to wear an unflattering dress just to make the bride look prettier.

    Furthermore, a fifth (22%) have insisted on changing their dress in some way before agreeing to participate in the wedding.

    Wow. What have Bridezillas done to the world?

    bridesmaids given no choice of what they wear
    Bridesmaids: Great friends, who hate the dresses you pick out...
    The results, taken from a poll of 1,000 bridesmaids, also found that only a third are given a choice of what to wear on the big day.

    Brides were found to be at their most thoughtless in how she treats her closest friends at her wedding.

    It was also found that 43% of women had been bridesmaids at a wedding which was a "bit naff" and a further 37% said they had been bridesmaids at a ceremony where they felt the wedding couple were mismatched and shouldn't be marrying.

    More than half those polled (58%) admitted they had been bridesmaids at weddings where they were glad they were not marrying the groom.

    bridesmaids unhappy with bridezilla
    Jealous? Of course not, I just think they're not right together
    Even though you may not be looking your best, weddings are happy hunting grounds for lots of single bridesmaids.

    A fifth (20%) said they had picked up up a new man when they have been a bridesmaid. Just 9% said they had envied the bride on her wedding day and 6% of bridesmaid even admitted to fancying the groom!

    However, only a tiny 3% admitted they had been romantically involved with the groom before he met his bride.

    The poll shows that the real-life experiences of bridesmaids mirror the hilarious antics of the stars of the hit movie Bridesmaids.
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    • *KelBel*
      CommentAuthor*KelBel*
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Nov 25th 2014
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    I dressed my bridesmaids to flatter the rest of us not to make them uglier and me prettier lol... That is extreme!

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    • clairenina
      CommentAuthorclairenina
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Nov 25th 2014
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    I agree, I thought it was extreme too, you wouldn't want your bridesmaids looking awful. I did think it was funny though, no idea where they do these polls lol
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    • *KelBel*
      CommentAuthor*KelBel*
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    I don\'t either especially the 3% that have been with the groom lol

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    • clairenina
      CommentAuthorclairenina
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    I don't think I've ever been to a wedding that's "a bit naff" either. I've enjoyed them all, as they were all so different
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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Nov 25th 2014
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    I gave my bridesmaids the choice of dress style I chose the colour. I also paid for and ensured they were comfortable with their very glamorous but elegant hair and makeup.

    Some brides are nightmares but equally some bridesmaids can be too but then there are lovely ones also.

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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Nov 26th 2014
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    I've been speaking to my bridesmaids about everything and asking their opinions on various dresses. Ultimately I am going to pick the dresses that I want but I want them to look stunning and feel comfortable on the day! Would never make them look ugly.. don't understand why you'd want to do that when it is your own wedding?!

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    • JennK
      CommentAuthorJennK
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Nov 26th 2014
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    I gave my bridesmaids plenty of freedom really. They all found dresses they loved (2 the same, 1 different) and they kept asking me what I wanted, when really I just want them to feel comfortable and be happy with how they look. I have had so many body image issues in the past the last thing I want to do is make anyone feel like they have to please me!

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    • MrsLJDeaton
      CommentAuthorMrsLJDeaton
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Nov 26th 2014
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    I said to my bridesmaids from the start I want them to feel comfortable in their dresses I just insist on the colour of the bridesmaid dresses as each of us has a different body shape and like and hate parts of their body they don't want on show for those reasons I want them to feel comfortable a dress that will flatter them making the bridesmaid look uglier than you isn't right as their is no need for the bride to feel less pretty as all eyes on her and the groom Xxx

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    • AprilS61
      CommentAuthorAprilS61
      Got married 5 years ago
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    'a bit naff' hahaha?!

    I picked the colour to match the wedding as standard. My bridesmaids were still shocked that Id asked them as we were looking at dresses straight after and they were nervous and didnt want to make the first move I think. I pulled some out to try and tried to encourage them to look for what they liked. They tried a few on, we took out the ones we didn't like, as a team, and then we decided on a winner! Was all very easy!

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    • Mel D
      CommentAuthorMel D
      Getting married in 3 months
      Posted: Dec 3rd 2014
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    My bridesmaids picked their dress out of several options I gave them. Then they had a choice of color too. Their dresses were so nice I even bought one for myself! Infact, due to the dress color they chose they actually picked out our color scheme! I would never have considered putting them in a dress that they didn't like. Actually my original idea had been for us to be in Chinese style dresses but one of them said they didn't want to be a bridesmaid because of that, so I shelved that idea. It's a shame because it would have looked great (and been much cheaper) ... and also now I haven't heard from her since Feb and that was only because I sent her flowers for her birthday.

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