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Thursday, April 2, 2009

Me? A Bridesmaid?

Today's guest blogger is Kimberly Lang who made the Walden's Best Seller list for category romances with her first Harlequin Presents, The Secret Mistress Arrangement. Congrats!

Thanks for inviting me back to the blog!

Last time I visited here, I made the mistake of saying my bridesmaid days were pretty much over. I bragged how my days of hand-holding my friends in the midst of emotional bridal breakdowns were over.

Seems I jinxed myself.

Of course, no sooner than I said it one of my oldest and dearest friends had to get herself engaged and it seems I’ll be wearing taffeta again. Probably something long and froofy with a sweetheart neckline and the potential for puffy sleeves. Oh, please, just let it not be fuchsia. Anything but fuchsia. It’s not a good color for me.

With my luck, the dress will have a butt bow as well.


Why are bridesmaid dresses hideous by nature? Oh, the bride is always so quick to claim “you’ll be able to wear it again,” but has anyone ever actually been able to wear a bridesmaid dress again? No matter how you try to shorten it or tailor it or put a jacket over it, it will forever scream BRIDESMAID.

I’ve been lucky that my friends, for the most part, have always had good taste and I was never stuck wearing something just too horrid to believe (fuchsia butt bows aside – I think that’s just standard). They just weren’t what you’d call particularly flattering.

One of my favorite websites – Etiquette Hell – has a Bridesmaid Dress Incinerator. Those are some pretty bad dresses. It’s enough to make me feel downright fortunate in my bridesmaid attire.

It’s a good thing we’re talking about friends. Can you imagine what your enemies would do to you?

So my nightmare is fuchsia with a butt bow. Do you have a bridesmaid’s dress horror to share? (And keep your fingers crossed for my upcoming dress, okay? Thanks.)


**** I’m celebrating the release of TWO books this month. My first book, The Secret Mistress Arrangement, from Harlequin Presents is out this month in the US. My second book, The Millionaire’s Misbehaving Mistress, from Mills and Boon Modern Heat, is out in the UK. Drop by my website for details and contests this month.