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Bridesmaids Reveal The Crazy, Dramatic Reasons They Got Fired From The Bridal Party

If you think that once you’ve been deemed a bridesmaid, you’ll hold on to that title until the day of the wedding, well, you are so very wrong.

Being a bridesmaid actually puts you in probationary period where, at anytime, a bride can utter Donald Trump’s infamous words: “You’re fired.”

Think that’s the kind of thing that only happens in movies like “Bride Wars”? Think again. It happens in real life quite often.

Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson dressed in wedding dresses sitting on floor staring at each other in Bride Wars movie

20th Century Fox

Check out why these six bridesmaids got fired from their friends’ bridal parties:

1. I would not buy the dress.

I refused to spend $350 on a bridesmaid dress I’d never wear again, plus the alterations.

I said no, and the bride said that if I didn’t buy it, I couldn’t be a bridesmaid. I said ‘Bye, Felicia.’ Her name is not Felicia, but I said it for dramatic effect. I’m no longer even going to the wedding.

— Crystal D., 23

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2. I refused to spend money on everything.

All the bridesmaids were complaining about how much everything cost. I stood up for all of them by going up to the bride and saying she needs to stop making us spend almost $2,000 per person on her wedding.

She told me I was rude and shouldn’t create drama. She thought I was the one getting the bridesmaids to hate her, but trust me, she was doing that herself.

She kicked me out of the bridal party, and we haven’t spoken in months. Her wedding is in October, and IDK if I’ll go.

— Lindsay S., 25


3. I was too busy.

My friend’s wedding was during tax season, and I’m an accountant. I was so busy that I could barely find the time to go grocery shopping during the week, let alone do conference calls where I was talking to the other bridesmaids about stupid things.

I ghosted completely and just focused on my paying job during tax season. But the bride got PISSED off and texted me saying I was a bad friend and that she’d like me to step down as a bridesmaid. Step down to what? A friend? A wedding guest? Great, sounds good to me.

— Sari D., 31

Bridesmaid movie Ellie Kemper and Melissa McCarthy

Universal Pictures


4. She was jealous of my wedding.

I got engaged a month after my good friend did. So while she was planning her wedding, I was planning mine. And that caused a ton of drama and jealously on her behalf.

When I went to pick bridesmaids, I decided only to pick my sisters. The bride friend got so mad at me. She said I could no longer be her bridesmaid because I wasn’t hers.

She became a jealous, raging lunatic just because I was engaged, too. We’re not friends anymore, and I’m not going to her wedding in May.

— Andie L., 27


5. I got too rowdy at the bachelorette party.

Let’s just say I got kicked out of two clubs, puked in a taxi and hooked up with a random guy, all on one night of my friend’s bachelorette party.

She was so upset with me and sat me down to say she was worried I’d ruin her wedding and embarrass her, so she said I couldn’t be a bridesmaid. I’m still going as a guest and will still get drunk and rowdy.

— Jackie O., 22

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6. I never answered the group chat.

I muted the group chat and apparently missed out on a lot of conversations that were important. The bride thought that meant I didn’t care.

It was a total miscommunication that resulted in me not being a bridesmaid or her friend anymore. So stupid.

— Mary Anne L., 29

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Jen Glantz

Freelance Contributor

Jen Glantz is the founder of Bridesmaid for Hire and the author of the new book, "Always a Bridesmaid (For Hire): Stories on Growing Up, Finding Love, and Walking Down the Aisle for Complete Strangers."
Jen Glantz is the founder of Bridesmaid for Hire and the author of the new book, "Always a Bridesmaid (For Hire): Stories on Growing Up, Finding Love, and Walking Down the Aisle for Complete Strangers."

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