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Dear Poll: How Many Times Have You Been a Bridesmaid?

The newest comedy starring Katherine Heigl, 27 Dresses, comes out in theaters today. The story revolves around Heigl's character, who has been a bridesmaid 27 times and is about to embark on her 28th for a wedding between the man of her dreams and her sister — ouch.

Needless to say, it got me thinking about that old familiar saying: always a bridesmaid, never a bride. While it's flattering to be asked to be a bridesmaid, it can be both disappointing and annoying to constantly be on the sidelines. I've been a bridesmaid a couple of times, but how many times have you?


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jilliantaylor jilliantaylor 8 years
One time was eniough for thanks!!!
krys786 krys786 9 years
I was a flowergirl once, and I'll be a bridemaid for my boyfriend's sister in October!! :-D And I can't wait!!
robins robins 9 years
jennlgrube jennlgrube 9 years
I've been a bridesmaid 17 times... 8 of those weddings were in one year! And to top it off, I'm only 25!! =)
GrapeBubbleGum GrapeBubbleGum 9 years
Never been one and, honestly, I don't think I ever will be one. I don't have many close friends.
artfashionmusic7 artfashionmusic7 9 years
iv never been 1. :P i was supposed 2 be, but my aunt is a bitch and only made her daughter b the bridesmaid, so her daughter can get all the attention..sheesh. LAAAAAME!!!
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 9 years
Never :(. I was about 6 yrs old when my uncle got married and I remember being extrememly pissed that I wasn't asked to be a flower girl.
yaliyah yaliyah 9 years
I have 2 bridesmaid gigs and at least 2 other weddings planned for 2008. I get tired just thinking about it, but they are all for people that I love. I'm sure the suffering of wearing an ugly dress will be outweighed by the fact that my friends are finding love.
Asia84 Asia84 9 years
when i get married, i'm gonna spend SSSSOOOO much of my dad's money to throw an extravaganza (he and i already discussed and he claims he will be dead by the time i want to marry someone. . .which isn't that d*mn funny to me . . .). anyways, if i'm gonna be tied to someone forever, then i want to do it with a BANG!!! you guys are invited too . . . but seriously, i have a huge family,so i'm bound to have a huge wedding just based on my family alone. but who knows, depending on my mood, i might grab a couple of friends and take a trip to elope with my future hubby.
Meike Meike 9 years
Never been one.
Nitrobezene Nitrobezene 9 years
never, but probably one day! 27 dresses is a good movie, go see it
CoconutPie CoconutPie 9 years
Never been a bridesmaid, and hopefully never will. I hate weddings. I find the concept so ridiculous. Well, I'm getting married in May, but we're not gonna have a wedding. Only a marriage. Does that make sense? Anyway, we don't want anyone involved. Just the two of us.
looseseal looseseal 9 years
Haha, Asia84, I'm the same way. Minus the part about being a bridesmaid more than 10 times. I've never been. Only one of my friends has gotten married so far. I was invited to the wedding, but thankfully not asked to be a bridesmaid (she has 4 sisters!). It seems like an awful lot of work to be a bridesmaid. I'd only do it if it's my best friend.
-Maryan- -Maryan- 9 years
krEnElk krEnElk 9 years
i have been a bridesmaid once and am slated to be my sister's MOH in 2009. :woohoo: the first bride was a total 'zilla, so i hope i never have to deal with that again, but otherwise i didn't mind being a bridesmaid!
Marci Marci 9 years
:D :D Asia! :D :D
Asia84 Asia84 9 years
for me to be in love? not so much . . .too much on the heart and beauty DISCLAIMER: love stress gives you wrinkles and grey hairs, possibly cause acne. love sometimes cause the common disease known as poppin' out small humans called children and obtaining stretch marks. Those who fall in love should do so with caution. results may vary. LMAO.
Asia84 Asia84 9 years
More than 10 times. but this doesn't bum me out. I'm wayyy too into myself to be married to anyone right now; (meaning, I don't want to share my closet, bathroom, load of laundry, etc.. let alone my entire "til death do us part" life with you). i love being in weddings, and i even planned a few of them. i think it's wonderful when ppl are in love.
loveyoulots loveyoulots 9 years
I've never been a bridesmaid most people I know had a quick small wedding or had too many family members to add friends into the bridal party. I wouldn't mind once or twice though.
bastille_75 bastille_75 9 years
Technically, I was a Maid of Honor 3x - (never a bridesmaid or a bride)- and fortunately, the brides were all sweet and let me pick out my own dresses!!! And for my sister's wedding she bought the bridesmaids really cute platinum silk crepe and satin cocktail dresses from Filene's Basemen and they all told her that they loved the dresses and wore them again for other occasions!
Marci Marci 9 years
I was the last of my group to settle down, so 6. And I had only one psycho bride, so that wasn't too bad. She was the original Bridezilla.
lickety-split lickety-split 9 years
4, and only one was a phycho bride. :)
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Never been one!
uptown_girl uptown_girl 9 years
Not once... Where I'm from (rural south), a lot of girls I went to high school with married at 19 or 20, and even in college a lot of girls marry not long after graduating. Now I live in a city (Nashville), and the vibe is completely different. I'm in no hurry to get married... I'm digressing here, what I mean to say is, my friends are the same as me, NONE of us are in a hurry to marry, so we are ALL single (well, some of us have bf's but not married yet). I'd kinda like to be a bridesmaid, but I'm sure after doing it once or twice I won't want to do it again!
Random2 Random2 9 years
I'm supposed to be one next fall, but I think I might have to back out of my duties as I'm taking 6 courses and just applied for a position during school elections. And there's a lot more to go with the backing out, but I'll deal with that when I need to.
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