Brides are asking bridesmaids to sign a contract to keep plans ship shape.
In a survey of 1,000 women by You & Your Wedding it was discovered that 20% of them wanted their bridesmaids to sign a contract for bridesmaid duties. Basically, a bridesmaid pre-nup includes stipulations that the bridesmaid will not make any radical changes in their appearance. These changes include severe haircuts, weight gain, and pregnancy. Nearly half of those surveyed said they would axe any attendant that violated the terms of their deal.
Some brides are hardcore. And this makes sense for hardcore brides. When everyone understands what’s on the table, it makes it a lot easier to execute. We’re pretty sure, though, that cutting someone from your wedding for packing on ten pounds or so is pretty severe. That pretty much ends a friendship. That is some serious sorority action. “Uh Becky, I hate to do this but I’ve noticed that you’ve gained a little weight. I need to know that you’re going to lose that weight? Can I count on you? Let me know because, I have like eight people in line that would relish this chance. Take a few minutes to think about it, okay? And it’s fine if you don’t want to do it. We can still be friends. I probably won’t be able to introduce you to Tony’s cousin the producer, because I’ll be too busy with the wedding party. You’re a doll, thanks for being so understanding.”
We wonder what a groomsmen contract would entail. “I swear not to tell your family about anything that happens at the bachelor party. I swear not to hit on your sister. And I swear not to throw up in front of your parents. If I violate any of these terms you have my permission to hit my thumb with a hammer.”