The Bridesmaids

The Bridesmaids

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Each year 11 million bridesmaids lead their best friends down the aisle. Most wear matching dresses, and nearly all have a thing or two to say about the bride. In this uproarious oral history, editor and journalist Eimear Lynch offers us an intimate glimpse at the moments the wedding photographer failed to capture. From the accidental bridesmaid who helped sew the bride into her "designer" gown to the tomboy who carried Princess Diana's twenty-five foot train-and opening with Eimear's own experiences as a five-time 'maid - The Bridesmaids lifts the veil on the Big Day, offering us stories by turns heartfelt, funny, scandalous, and downright strange. An ode to the good, the bad, the strapless chiffon, and the occasional three-piece suit-and, above all, the supporting actresses and actors who wore them - The Bridesmaids is a colourful walk down the aisle that you won't want to miss and the perfect companion for every bridesmaid-to-be.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 139 x 209 x 17mm | 230g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • includes 15 black & white illustrations
  • 1250041775
  • 9781250041777
  • 1,088,013

Review quote

"An entertaining beach read... [and] a nice way to provide your besties with reading material for the bachelorette weekend." --Lauren Conrad

"A surprisingly moving oral history of wedding party experiences, ranging from brothers who have served as bridesmen to the 13-year-old responsible for folding Princess Diana's legendary train at the royal wedding." --The Cut

"Hysterical....The Bridesmaids will have you cracking up in your lounge chair." --Cosmopolitan.com, Getaway Must-Haves

"Whether you're a seasoned pro or a wedding party newbie, you're sure to pick up some tips (and have a few laughs) while reading Lynch's heartwarming ode to being a bridesmaid." --Birchbox Book Club

"Lynch is something of a modern wedding expert... A collection of short, true stories based on her conversations with bridesmaids of all stripes." --The New Republic

"This insider's look at the bridesmaid experience compiled by Lynch is fun to read, as well as a cautionary tale for both bridesmaids and brides... A collection of tales both wacky and touching dished out by bridesmaids from all walks of life." --Natalie Papailiou, Shelf Awareness

"Some of the stories are absolutely hilarious; some are so touching you need to wipe tears from your eyes.... If you are a bridesmaid-to-be or planning a wedding yourself, I highly recommend pickup up this book." --The Oklahoman

"You can't go wrong with this book." --Library Journal

"Lynch explores the true stories of bridesmaids... including the woman who carried Princess Diana's 25-foot train down the aisle and a woman who walked down the aisle of a prison to support her sister." --Chicago Tribune

"An intimate oral history of the silly, funny, and lovely aspects of being a bridesmaid; readers can decide for themselves what they think about the modern wedding experience." --Kirkus Reviews An entertaining beach read [and] a nice way to provide your besties with reading material for the bachelorette weekend. "Lauren Conrad"

A surprisingly moving oral history of wedding party experiences, ranging from brothers who have served as bridesmen to the 13-year-old responsible for folding Princess Diana's legendary train at the royal wedding. "The Cut"

Hysterical ."The Bridesmaids" will have you cracking up in your lounge chair. "Cosmopolitan.com, Getaway Must-Haves"

Whether you're a seasoned pro or a wedding party newbie, you're sure to pick up some tips (and have a few laughs) while reading Lynch's heartwarming ode to being a bridesmaid. "Birchbox Book Club"

Lynch is something of a modern wedding expert A collection of short, true stories based on her conversations with bridesmaids of all stripes. "The New Republic"

This insider's look at the bridesmaid experience compiled by Lynch is fun to read, as well as a cautionary tale for both bridesmaids and brides A collection of tales both wacky and touching dished out by bridesmaids from all walks of life. "Natalie Papailiou, Shelf Awareness"

Some of the stories are absolutely hilarious; some are so touching you need to wipe tears from your eyes . If you are a bridesmaid-to-be or planning a wedding yourself, I highly recommend pickup up this book. "The Oklahoman"

You can't go wrong with this book. "Library Journal"

Lynch explores the true stories of bridesmaids including the woman who carried Princess Diana's 25-foot train down the aisle and a woman who walked down the aisle of a prison to support her sister. "Chicago Tribune"

An intimate oral history of the silly, funny, and lovely aspects of being a bridesmaid; readers can decide for themselves what they think about the modern wedding experience. "Kirkus Reviews"" "An entertaining beach read... [and] a nice way to provide your besties with reading material for the bachelorette weekend."--Lauren Conrad
"A surprisingly moving oral history of wedding party experiences, ranging from brothers who have served as bridesmen to the 13-year-old responsible for folding Princess Diana's legendary train at the royal wedding."--"The Cut"
"Hysterical...."The Bridesmaids" will have you cracking up in your lounge chair."--"Cosmopolitan.com," Getaway Must-Haves
"Whether you're a seasoned pro or a wedding party newbie, you're sure to pick up some tips (and have a few laughs) while reading Lynch's heartwarming ode to being a bridesmaid."--"Birchbox Book Club
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"Lynch is something of a modern wedding expert... A collection of short, true stories based on her conversations with bridesmaids of all stripes."--"The New Republic"
"This insider's look at the bridesmaid experience compiled by Lynch is fun to read, as well as a cautionary tale for both bridesmaids and brides... A collection of tales both wacky and touching dished out by bridesmaids from all walks of life." --Natalie Papailiou, "Shelf Awareness
""Some of the stories are absolutely hilarious; some are so touching you need to wipe tears from your eyes.... If you are a bridesmaid-to-be or planning a wedding yourself, I highly recommend pickup up this book."--"The Oklahoman
""You can't go wrong with this book."--"Library Journal
""Lynch explores the true stories of bridesmaids... including the woman who carried Princess Diana's 25-foot train down the aisle and a woman who walked down the aisle of a prison to support her sister."--"Chicago Tribune
""An intimate oral history of the silly, funny, and lovely aspects of being a bridesmaid; readers can decide for themselves what they think about the modern wedding experience."--"Kirkus Reviews" "A surprisingly moving oral history of wedding party experiences, ranging from brothers who have served as bridesmen to the 13-year-old responsible for folding Princess Diana's legendary train at the royal wedding."--"The Cut"

"Hysterical...."The Bridesmaids" will have you cracking up in your lounge chair."--"Cosmopolitan.com", Getaway Must-Haves

"Whether you're a seasoned pro or a wedding party newbie, you're sure to pick up some tips (and have a few laughs) while reading Lynch's heartwarming ode to being a bridesmaid."--"Birchbox Book Club
"
"Lynch is something of a modern wedding expert... A collection of short, true stories based on her conversations with bridesmaids of all stripes."--"The New Republic"

"This insider's look at the bridesmaid experience compiled by Lynch is fun to read, as well as a cautionary tale for both bridesmaids and brides... A collection of tales both wacky and touching dished out by bridesmaids from all walks of life." --Natalie Papailiou, "Shelf Awareness

""Some of the stories are absolutely hilarious; some are so touching you need to wipe tears from your eyes.... If you are a bridesmaid-to-be or planning a wedding yourself, I highly recommend pickup up this book."--"The Oklahoman

""You can't go wrong with this book."--"Library Journal

""Lynch explores the true stories of bridesmaids... including the woman who carried Princess Diana's 25-foot train down the aisle and a woman who walked down the aisle of a prison to support her sister."--"Chicago Tribune

""An intimate oral history of the silly, funny, and lovely aspects of being a bridesmaid; readers can decide for themselves what they think about the modern wedding experience."--"Kirkus Reviews" "You can't go wrong with this book."--"Library Journal"

"Lynch explores the true stories of bridesmaids... including the woman who carried Princess Diana's 25-foot train down the aisle and a woman who walked down the aisle of a prison to support her sister."--"Chicago Tribune

""An intimate oral history of the silly, funny, and lovely aspects of being a bridesmaid; readers can decide for themselves what they think about the modern wedding experience."--"Kirkus Reviews"
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About Eimear Lynch

Eimear Lynch is a writer and editor who has worked at Conde Nast Traveler, Town & Country, and Bloomberg Businessweek. A five-time bridesmaid, she lives in Brooklyn. Hanya Yanagihara lives in New York City.
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185 ratings
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5 12% (22)
4 28% (52)
3 42% (77)
2 15% (27)
1 4% (7)
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