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Posted: 10/3/2012 5:55:45 PM
Better follow her rules:

To m lovely Bridesmaid: [Names removed to protect the brideslaves]

As you all know I picked 10 wonderful ladies to stand by my side, share and make happen my special day to Jake. Each of you individually have a reason and a special place in my heart of why I picked you to be a bridesmaid. We have set our date for Saturday, August 31, 2013 in Vail, Colorado. That seems far away but it really isn't, the earlier the planning the better. You may have already knew that my wonderful sister L will be the Maid of Honor, she's in charge under me. Also my lovely mom will be a big help as well. L has a big role in throwing me a bridal shower and bachelorette party, of course all of you guys do but at the end of the day shes the go to person and makes it happen.

You all have a big roll in this wedding, so before we continue I'm going to be setting some ground rules and its very important you read and think about everything through before you accept this honor to be a bridesmaid. If you guys email anything I would also like you to put L in the CC. Not all the bridesmaid need to be CC'd unless its coming from me or L , if it something everyone needs to see then well do it. We set the date to August 31, 2013 if that's a problem we need to know NOW. Also by the end of the week we will be setting dates for the engagement party, bridal show and bachelorette party.

Our wedding party is really the most important people at the wedding besides my self and Jake so we want every single one of our bridesmaid and grooms at our parties, I have 10 not 8 where two couldn't make it so if you already know you cant make one of the parties then we have to find someone else, not to be harsh in the slightest it would sadden me and of course you'll still be invited to our wedding, engagement ect. But it's different if your not in the wedding party and couldn't make it. We'll give everyone well advance dates for the parties and it will always fall on a weekend. The wedding as I stated will be in Vail the engagement party will either be in NY or CT and the bachelorette party will be in Vegas, cliche yeaa but I've never been.

A few girls live out of town so if there is going to be a problem with coming to either one then I need to know now because after this week I don't want to be surprised. I would like everyone to send me any dates they are going away or planning to go away after February so if your going away in January I don't care. I want any dates from February to the day of our wedding in August, that way we know not to plan something when your away. But after this week the dates are set in stone. Also if money is tight and you cant afford to contribute to say the bachelorette party or wont be able to afford a dress etc then L and Myself don't have time to deal with that, I'm sorry. This includes flights as well, everyone knows the states where the parties are going to be held so if you wont be able to afford a flight then that means you cant make a party which ultimately means I cant have you as a bridesmaid. Obviously we'll get the best deals and were not gonna books flights for $1000 and shit that's why were doing this in advance, that goes for bridesmaids dresses as well everything will be affordable but if you think by affordable its going to be a $25 forever 21 dress then your going to the wrong wedding.

If your out of state though don't think you have to fly in for all fittings, that we will work with you, find stores in your town, get measurements..you don't have to worry about that. Also if you accept this honor another thing is that you need to be available, I'm not going to harass you with wedding stuff every hour of everyday but if its something important and it takes you a week even 2-3 days to get back to me seeeee ya! I don't have time to wait around for responses, everyone has their phone on them, it shouldn't take you more than a day to get back to me, even if your out of the country, check your email!

Furthermore, Ever since I could remember I have dreamed about this day all my life. I want to share it with the people that are most important to me. You only get one time to plan your dream wedding and I couldn't pick a more amazing group of girls to make that dream come true! So please, what's stated above think about it all and by Wednesday I need to know if everyone is 100% in, and what I have asked about sending me dates if your gonna be away between Feb-Aug ill need that on Wednesday. If you don't think you'll be able to attend one party but can make the rest of them I'm sorry but I'll have to take you out as a bridesmaid and put you as a guest. If you want to get back to me before Wednesday, that's fine. Really think about everything I've said. This is really going to be the most epic wedding ever so I hope you girls can share this special day with us!

Love,

Eta: this was on Gawker today.



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Posted: 10/3/2012 5:59:38 PM
I'm sure she consulted Emily Post



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Posted: 10/3/2012 6:00:27 PM
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Posted: 10/3/2012 6:00:53 PM
Where do I sign up for that train wreck?

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Posted: 10/3/2012 6:02:25 PM
I love it when they put stuff in writing.

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Posted: 10/3/2012 6:02:52 PM
Poor Jake

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Posted: 10/3/2012 6:03:17 PM
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Posted: 10/3/2012 6:03:38 PM
I doubt she's gonna have 10 bridesmaids.


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Posted: 10/3/2012 6:04:01 PM
Is that real?

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Posted: 10/3/2012 6:04:38 PM

I'd have to e-mail her back immediately and state that I have very high standards regarding grammar and punctuation... and couldn't possibly be in the wedding party of someone who doesn't reflect well on me. Because I am a pretty epic English major.









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Posted: 10/3/2012 6:05:18 PM
I'm surprised she didn't tell them not to get pregnant. Beciuse there's plenty of time to get knocked up between now and then.

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Posted: 10/3/2012 6:06:31 PM

Good grief!!

I would be saying 'See ya!'




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Posted: 10/3/2012 6:07:20 PM
My first reaction is but after I thought about it, the letter is honest strait shooting about what to expect, what's expected of you including the cost. I really think I would rather have knowledge about everything expected from me so I could say "Hell no" with enough advance to not hurt the Brides feelings.


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Posted: 10/3/2012 6:08:25 PM
Well...isn't she just lovely? I would hope all 10 of the bridesmaids would bow out after getting something like that - I know I would. I honestly don't think I would even go to her wedding, she might decide to put on the wedding exactly what I should wear and what kind of present to get her. That is one "honor" as she puts it, that I would graciously decline.

I feel bad for the groom

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Posted: 10/3/2012 6:08:43 PM
Isn't that Labor Day weekend? I'm busy.



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Posted: 10/3/2012 6:08:46 PM
The rules are written, you have time to opt out......... Bet a few do!

Not for me!!

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Posted: 10/3/2012 6:09:32 PM
I hope she enjoys her epic wedding by herself.

Or, I suppose L will probably be there...


(Is it incredibly nosy that I REALLY want to know how many backed out...?)


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Posted: 10/3/2012 6:10:07 PM
Well who wouldn't want a 'roll' in that wedding?

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Posted: 10/3/2012 6:10:45 PM
Is this from someone you know? You need to update us if all 10 girls agree to be in this circus!!


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Posted: 10/3/2012 6:12:52 PM
That is one wedding I would decline to be a bridesmaid in. WOW!

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Posted: 10/3/2012 6:15:25 PM
You know what's sad? I'm betting she still ends up with 10 bridesmaids. Because I think people like that have had their asses kissed their entire lives and it's not about to end now.

Me? I'd say..'Tell Jake I wish him luck...along with your future MIL, any future children who may, one day, accidentally, make mean faces to your precious future child, all future teachers of your children and the future neighbor where your future dog will take his future self-important shits. As for me? See ya later, alligator.'


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Posted: 10/3/2012 6:16:48 PM
She sounds lovely, I foresee a long and happy marriage.



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Posted: 10/3/2012 6:18:47 PM
Well, at least she wants the dates they are not available so she can work around them. That seems nice

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Posted: 10/3/2012 6:19:46 PM

.... The wedding as I stated will be in Vail the engagement party will either be in NY or CT and the bachelorette party will be in Vegas, cliche yeaa but I've never been.

A few girls live out of town .....


Snicker, snort, guffaw,



Also if money is tight and you cant afford to contribute to say the bachelorette party or wont be able to afford a dress etc then L and Myself don't have time to deal with that, I'm sorry. This includes flights as well,....






If you don't think you'll be able to attend one party but can make the rest of them I'm sorry but I'll have to take you out as a bridesmaid and put you as a guest.






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Posted: 10/3/2012 6:22:30 PM
I've never understood why ppl have so many bridesmaids, etc. You can't be super close to that many people. Heck I don't even KNOW that many ppl. I agree with Kiki that I bet no one actually said no. She's not going to be friends with anyone that has a backbone.

There's a point where the bridal party is just room decoration, and I would classify this as that.

I also would like to call bullshit, but sadly it's probably true.


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Posted: 10/3/2012 6:26:46 PM
I'm surprised she has 10 friends that would want to be a part of her wedding with her entitlement attitude!

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Posted: 10/3/2012 6:28:01 PM
WOW that's a perfect thing to copy for how to make your friends dislike you. Hell no I hope most of them say.


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Posted: 10/3/2012 6:30:38 PM
I read somewhere when I was getting married only have your family in your wedding. I did and one girlfriend. I still have my sisters and cousins..I hardly see that girlfriend 20 years later. MY SIL had a friend of less than one year in her wedding as a MOH and not her sisters. She never spoke to the girl after the wedding. Hey I am sure SIL is happy to look at her pictures and see her face. LOL
Plus I bent over backwards to make sure they were happy as bridesmaids. It is REALLY expensive to be a bridesmaid now a days I guess.

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Posted: 10/3/2012 6:33:47 PM
Please come back and tell us how many of these people said "we're out"!!!!! I am dying over this.



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Posted: 10/3/2012 6:38:38 PM
Well bless her heart.




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Posted: 10/3/2012 6:39:12 PM
I want to know if we know for sure that this is real. Peabay, can you tell us how you got this?

And count me with those who want to know how many backed out.


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Posted: 10/3/2012 6:41:33 PM
she's 40 and this is her first marriage and Jake is pushing 70 with adult children from his previous 3 marriages?

Cuz she could be my Uncle's 4th ex-wife.

And I thought it was considered tacky to have more than a maid/matron of honor and flower girl now. ETA: at destination weddings.









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Posted: 10/3/2012 6:46:54 PM

L has a big role in throwing me a bridal shower and bachelorette party, of course all of you guys do but at the end of the day shes the go to person and makes it happen.


Let me interpret: Make me look like a queen, gimme lots of presents, throw me killer parties and give up your entire life until the wedding is over or DROP DEAD! Did I get it?

Gee, I'm sorry. I'd love to be a bridesmaid, but I have to clean my dryer lint!


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Posted: 10/3/2012 6:52:10 PM
"Love"????

Ah, yea; no way would I "agree" to bridezilla's demands.


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Posted: 10/3/2012 7:00:18 PM

I'd have to e-mail her back immediately and state that I have very high standards regarding grammar and punctuation... and couldn't possibly be in the wedding party of someone who doesn't reflect well on me. Because I am a pretty epic English major.




1000x this!!

I'd email her back and say "I'm sorry I can't be in YOUR wedding because YOU'RE an epic douchebag!"


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Posted: 10/3/2012 7:03:29 PM
No thanks! And I thought my SIL was a bridezilla! This gal takes the cake!! I had 5 bridesmaids. My MOH I haven't seen in a few years. We really aren't that close anymore. The others were my sister and three female cousins of whom I see regularly. I chose a dress from the $99 dollar rack at the bridal shop(NOT Davids). And Honestly, several of them DID wear it again. My sister hemmed hers to tea length and wore it to a cocktail party




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Posted: 10/3/2012 7:04:23 PM
Oh my! I missed this little bon mot the first time through:


Obviously we'll get the best deals and were not gonna books flights for $1000 and shit that's why were doing this in advance, that goes for bridesmaids dresses as well everything will be affordable but if you think by affordable its going to be a $25 forever 21 dress then your going to the wrong wedding.



Nothing says bestie like being able to outright curse in your personal wedding newsletter!

Seriously, there is something wrong with a $25.00 dress or is it the forever 21 place? What is her price range? She has 10 bridesmaids plus her dress to do, she can't find a high end seamstress to make the dresses for that trainwreck for 25.00 if they supply the material and build her "American Gypsy" Wedding Dress too?

Oh and I just had a horrid thought, what is her "theme" -- it is in Vail, Colorado on August 31, 2013 which would be the Saturday of The Labor Day Weekend.

Can you imagine what the out of pocket is going to be for the airline tickets, hotel rooms, and gawd everything else they might need...

Do they have a Walmart, Waffle House, McDonalds in Vail for these poor girls?









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Posted: 10/3/2012 7:08:54 PM
Wozers! I would love to know more about her story/wedding (when and if it happens!)


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Posted: 10/3/2012 7:12:20 PM


Do they have a Walmart, Waffle House, McDonalds in Vail for these poor girls?



Poor girls aren't included.

Remember, the people who got this letter may be out of country?

This is for the publicity. If you want in on the media event, you do it her way.






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Posted: 10/3/2012 7:14:00 PM
Oh holy heck. I wonder how many bridesmaids she's actually going to have? I doubt she'll have anywhere near 10.

I would be saying 'See ya!' 

No, you got it wrong, it's

Seeeee ya!




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Posted: 10/3/2012 7:16:23 PM

I'd have to e-mail her back immediately and state that I have very high standards regarding grammar and punctuation... and couldn't possibly be in the wedding party of someone who doesn't reflect well on me. Because I am a pretty epic English major.


Could not have said it any better myself.

I would love to see a composite video that features the bride's face as she receives word from each bridesmaid that she is dropping out. I can just see the color draining from her face -- a bit more with each call she receives. So tough to have an "EPIC" wedding when your top 10 choices for perfect bridesmaid decline to participate.


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Posted: 10/3/2012 7:47:50 PM
i think that a couple of root canals and kidney stones would be less painful and less expensive than dealing with this person and her big day.

I can't imagine that she has that many friends in the first place.

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Posted: 10/3/2012 7:54:55 PM
I'm also surprised she didn't forbid them from getting pregnant between now and June 2013. And also that there isn't a paragraph on weight gain and risky behaviors. And pretty sure that none of those 10 girls is overweight I'd definitely pass...as much as I'd love to spend $3000+ on a wedding that wasn't my own.



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Posted: 10/3/2012 7:58:41 PM
Oh, pick me! Please, pick me! 3 airline tickets for at least $300 each, plus three hotel rooms for another at least $100 each, plus a dress and gifts and parties. Oh pretty, please pick me! $2000 for the honor of being a part of your wedding is cheap. LMAO!


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Posted: 10/3/2012 7:59:14 PM
Before I emailed my "no thank you" to her, I'd send her name into that tv show "Bridezillas" and I'd copy/paste that info email so they'd see how perfect she'd be for an episode.

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Posted: 10/3/2012 8:00:29 PM
She forgot to include the taping dates for her episode of bridezillas because obviously they will be expected for that as well.

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Posted: 10/3/2012 8:03:38 PM
I give that marriage 6 months. I'm thinking to get 10 bridesmaids, she might have to pay someone or ask strangers on the street.


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Posted: 10/3/2012 8:06:10 PM
She wouldn't have to wait till Wednesday for my response. No thanks.

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Posted: 10/3/2012 8:08:35 PM
Peabay, PLEASE tell us you know this bride...and that we'll be getting updates!


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Posted: 10/3/2012 8:17:54 PM
I have been a bridesmaid or maid of honor 11 times. I can't believe she is over the top with the "roll" that she wants them to play. She can't even use the right word role for their role in her wedding. I did have one bride tell me I wasn't allowed to dye, cut or perm my hair anywhere near her wedding but I kind of thought that was fair. I had a very bad hair fail right before I was in a wedding.

That is a lot of money to spend on travel. I wonder what state she lives in because those locations are all over the map. To have that many destination parties and a wedding in this economy is ridiculous. And you know she is expecting gifts with everything. Why go in debt for that honor?
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