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Bad Bridesmaid

Bad Bridesmaid

Bachelorette Brawls and Taffeta Tantrums--Tales from the Front Lines

Siri Agrell

Henry Holt and Co.



A laugh-out-loud look at the most underrated supporting role in today's maxed-out wedding world, featuring "bad bridesmaids" who've had enough taffeta to last a lifetime

I just can't have any negative energy around my wedding." This is what Siri Agrell's best friend told her just before kicking her out of the wedding that Agrell had spent many months—and dollars—preparing for. Her offense? It's not that she slept with the groom, or even the best man. She didn't get drunk at the shower. She didn't buy the cheapest casserole dish on the registry.

But she did question the role of today's much-maligned bridesmaid in an article she wrote for a national newspaper. Despite the bags of fan mail the piece generated, the bride was not amused. Agrell was booted from the bridal party in favor of a similarly sized cousin—and no, she did not get reimbursed for the $100 gold shoes she'd already bought to match the bridesmaid dress.

Now she's putting all that experience and fan mail to good use: like no other book on the market, Bad Bridesmaid is a hilarious tale of weddings gone wild, full of anecdotes and advice from women worldwide, and the perfect gift to get former, current, and future bridesmaids ready for action (or therapy). It's time to give the bridesmaid back her voice, her independence, and the natural waistline that has long been hidden under layers of responsibility and badly constructed tulle!


I can't believe it. You make someone a bridesmaid and they shit all over you.
—Ginny Baker, Sixteen Candles

Call it a Bridesmaid Blindside.

It was late June, almost exactly one year since my friend...

Praise for Bad Bridesmaid

“This hilarious and disturbing book is a reminder to both brides and bridesmaids that a little civility and human kindness is necessary bon both sides if friendships are to continue after the ceremony.” —Bookpage

“A fascinating look at the fired bridesmaid, a status most attendants only dread/dream of. Enjoy this cathartic read for the funny and realistic details that ground this fantastical plot.” —

“Satisfyingly snide . . . a witty look at bridesmaid angst and the overwrought, billion-dollar wedding industry that incubates it.” —San Antonio Union


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Siri Agrell

Siri Agrell is on the staff of Canada's National Post and primarily covers cultural trends. A world traveler, competitive sailor, and veteran freelancer, she has written articles on fashion, politics, the Pope, and those crazy Bush twins.