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3.81  ·  Rating Details  ·  2,810 Ratings  ·  169 Reviews
Four weddings, three disgruntled ex-boyfriends in the congregation, two wayward 'chicken-fillet' boob enhancers, and one gorgeous man, it's tough being a bridesmaid.
Paperback, 419 pages
Published May 1st 2008 by Pocket Books (first published March 8th 2008)
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Tea Jovanović
May 06, 2013 Tea Jovanović rated it it was amazing
Perfect debut chick-lit title... Read it while still in manuscript and fell in love with Jane's writing... Funny, amusing, you'll enjoy it... Two titles so far translated into Serbian... Author will have tom change publisher... will keep you informed...
Jul 09, 2014 Lucy rated it really liked it
There is one thing I should stop doing now. I really shouldn’t limit what I read due to stupid connotations of genres of books.

My mind works like this: YES! Read classics, book prize winners, books that get nominated for the Nobel Prize! If you read these books you shall become a smarter person. People will listen to you more in conversations because you’ve read ‘those books’, and you’ll be an intellectual. You will, trust me.
NO! Don’t read chick-lit, thrillers, romps. You should be exercising
Feb 25, 2011 Vasya rated it did not like it
I hate these books, I really really do. This type of chick lit really gets on my nerves (with only one exception, and that would be Sophie Kinsella's Shopaholic Series) and I hate it that I have a weak spot for somewhat pretty covers.

They are like historical romances, that I like very much, but they happen in the real world. In the modern world. And I cannot, for the sake of my brain functioning properly, really get into these types of romances because they give me ideas. Ideas that are definite
Aj nek' je 2,5! ;)
Previse razlicitih filmova u jednom loncu. Previse ironicnih/sarkasticnih usporedbi (inace to volim) po stranici, pocne biti jakoo naporno i iritantno cak! :/ A prica, ko prica... Procitas i zaboravis..
Jan 25, 2016 Salma rated it it was amazing
It was a light very funny & hilarious romance . I loved all the bridesmaids but charlotte she was a bitch ! When you read this beautiful novel you will know why

Of Course you will predict the man who Evie will fell in love with anyway there story is so sweet and she is so funny that i cant stop laughing out loud when i read her funny lines . Her friends Grace , Georgia and Valentine are the best friends any girl could have i loved them and their stories as well

Its a long tome since i fell in
Mar 12, 2014 JiEun rated it it was ok
So after looking for this book everywhere, I finally found a copy only to be disappointed by a mediocre book. Part of my disappointment is my own fault. I find a book that I like, read more by the same author, and figure out that I'm reading variations of the same book.

Standalone review. The main character is Evie. Evie is your typical chick lit heroine--stuck in a rut of a job, completely moronic, attractive enough that she manages to pull in all the guys, probably a little on the dumpy side in
Suad Shamma
Nov 23, 2012 Suad Shamma rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourites, own, 2011
I feel like I'm starting to sound like a broken record when it comes to reviewing Jane Costello's books, but I can't help it, because - to borrow an English phrase - they're just SO BLOODY GOOD!

I love ALL the characters in her books. Like ALL of them. Yes, there's always a bad guy and a good guy - and by guy I refer here to possible male and/or female characters - but even those, you tend to love - in a love/hate sort of way.

Who couldn't love Valentina, who is self-obsessed, and hilariously char
Haimi Snown
Jan 20, 2016 Haimi Snown rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
No se merece menos de 5. Hay humor y hay drama, es más que una sencilla historia Chick Lit.
Anne Brooke
This novel had a lot of potential but very meagre delivery, sadly. Its strap line is "Four Weddings without the Funeral" but actually having a funeral might have been a good idea - as it would have inserted some much-needed gravitas into the general veneer of fluff.

I think one of the main problems is I really didn't like the heroine, Evie, who's obsessed with appearances, not terribly bright and acts like a 12-year old most of the time. She's supposed to be 27.

The big motif of the book and the t
Aug 13, 2014 Littlebookworm rated it it was ok
Evie Hart has a busy year ahead of her, acting as bridesmaid at no less than 4 weddings. For herself, she is somewhat of a commitment-phobe, with a long line of ex-boyfriends who sooner or later have for some reason or other started to grate on her nerves. However, then she meets Jack at her friend's wedding and there seems to be an instant spark of chemistry between them. Has Evie finally found the man of her dreams, who she can settle down with? It's a long and bumpy road to find out, with lau ...more
Nov 30, 2009 Leah rated it it was amazing
Evie Hart is worried she’ll always be the bridesmaid and never the bride, particularly since within a space of a few months she’ll be attending no less than four weddings all as a bridesmaid. However during the first of those weddings, Evie meets Jack Williamson… by meet I mean her chicken fillets pop out of her dress but hey, it’s one way of making an impression. As Evie and Jack keep meeting at weddings it becomes apparant they both have feelings for the other but disaster keeps striking. Will ...more
May 22, 2011 Chanpreet rated it really liked it
Boy was this book funny. The 1/2 to 2/3 was hilarious. The serious emotional stuff and drama didn't come until close to the end.

Evie is a journalist, who at 27, has never been in love. She's the bridesmaid at three weddings this year and she's not really sure she can handle the duty. Evie's single and been the one to breakup with all over boyfriends. She meets handsome, charming Jack at a wedding and is extremely disappointed to find out he's dating a friend. She continually runs into him, maki
Dec 20, 2009 Gerry rated it liked it
My wife ribbed me about reading this book because she classified it as 'chick lit'. It probably is but so what? I will read most everything - so long as it's in English!

The story is about Evie and her friends from Uni who are now being bridesmaids at friends and relatives weddings. We follow Evie, who has had no serious boyfriends and has always broken off relationships for trivial offences, as she goes through this eventful year.

While this book was never going to make the Booker long list it st
Aug 21, 2014 Aivlis rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Me gusta mucho el género chick-lit, pero esta novela se me atascó y no, no pude terminarla, así que ahí se quedó la cosa.
Eliabeth Hawthorne
Jan 05, 2016 Eliabeth Hawthorne rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, chick-lit, drama
Why I Chose the Book

Ironically, I was two weeks away from being a bridesmaid for the second time in my life, so when I saw the book I had to get it. I wanted something to commemorate my trip and there's no way I'd forget where I got this book from given the timing.

Initial Thoughts

After reading the back cover, which is a bit more expansive than the Goodreads summary, I was a little afraid it was going to be a spin-off of the TV show Four Weddings. If you haven't seen it, don't worry; you're not m
Oct 04, 2015 Tina rated it it was amazing
i read this book few years ago and i decided to re-read it for my tradition "re-reading a book every year in october" and im glad i picked this book up
4.5 stars for me
Oct 11, 2014 Lainy rated it really liked it
Time taken to read - 1 day

Pages - 419

Blurb from Goodreads

Four weddings, three disgruntled ex-boyfriends in the congregation, two wayward 'chicken-fillet' boob enhancers, and one gorgeous man, it's tough being a bridesmaid.

My Review

This is a great chick lit book. Evie is one hour away from walking down the isle in front of her best friend, Grace, who is getting married. It's stressful, things are going wrong however, her chicken fillets are in place and she spots a hot specimen whilst on an erra
Nancy Medina
Jan 06, 2015 Nancy Medina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
2 palabras: ME ENCANTO! Yo creo que tenia muchísimo tiempo que no leía un libro que me haga reír tanto como este jaja, a pesar de que la sinopsis del libro se me hizo media aburrida me convencí a leerlo porque desde hace mucho que lo tenia en espera pero oh sorpresa! es un muy buen libro :)
Al empezarlo a leerlo inmediatamente me ganche con el personaje principal, Evie Hart, no pare de reír con las maneras de pensar tan loca de sus amigas y de los demás. Me enamore del "Max Steel" l@s que lo lean
Jan 03, 2013 Arijana rated it liked it
Prva knjiga pročitana s e readera.. htjela sam nešto lagano za navikavanje na njega i tako je i bilo.. tipični chic lit.. solidno, humoristično ali svejedno ništa posebno
Aug 13, 2015 Mercedes rated it liked it
A delightfully funny book about a girl who's never been in love. I really enjoyed reading Bridesmaids. It was laugh out loud, easy to read and the chapters were short so I kept having to read 'just one more.' Although it's a love story at heart, I felt that a lot of the plot was driven by Evie's friendships and that made it more appealing to me. It was good to see the ups and downs of old friends, more so than her unfolding relationship with Jack, especially as it added more depth to her charact ...more
Aisha Reads Books
As mentioned before I have read this book before but reading The Time of Our Lives made me super nostalgic for Costello's first book, but my second Costello book and I love it so much. I forgot some of the plot and it had me fighting laughter on the train.
Jane Costello has literally never failed to make me laugh.
As the blurb says, the book follows Evie through three weddings as a bridesmaid. Her best friend, her close friend and her mother, respectively. Jack manages to be a guest at all three w
Feb 12, 2014 Simona rated it liked it
Evie is a charismatic character, who’s not really the relationship type. She goes from wedding to wedding and on the first wedding she finally meets THE man.

Well, it’s not that easy though. There are a lot of misunderstandings, drama and funny moments in between.

I really enjoyed reading this novel, although I have to say compared to the other Jane Costello books I’ve read, I was a little disappointed.
The story seemed interesting, but it took me quiet a while to get into it.

There was a moment whe
Mar 27, 2011 Ainhoa rated it it was ok
No le doy una estrella porque las primeras cincuenta páginas me divirtieron muchísimo.

Pero las cincuenta siguientes me parecieron llevar demasiado lejos las situaciones absurdas. El resto me pareció cogido con pinzas, demasiado predecible incluso sabiendo que en este género el destino final de los protagonistas siempre es el mismo. Me recordó demasiado a Bridget Jones, esas escenas ridículas que se repiten hasta la saciedad pero sin la brillantez de Helen Fielding. Empecé con muchísimas ganas p
Christin Natalia
Feb 01, 2012 Christin Natalia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I never thought that I would fall for such a too sweet romance, but I slept way past my bed time last night because I just couldn't put it down before I finished it.

The plot is so predictable. It offers the common formula of a love story found in many romantic novels (which are usually labeled as 'chick lit') but the narration is easy to follow that I just let my self flow with it.

The flaws that I found in the novel are the unrealistic characters and the ending. I think Costello intends for the
Aug 09, 2012 Lauren rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2012
3,5 de 5 puntos

Quise leer este libro desde que ediciones Versátil lo sacó porque el tema de las bodas en historias románticas da para mucho y variado. Risas aseguradas. Nos encontramos con malentendidos, enredos y toda clase de escenas surrealistas que le pueden pasar a cualquiera pero que nunca pensarías que podrían pasarte a ti.
El argumento, como todos los chick-lit, nos trae una trama un tanto surrealista. La protagonista, Evie Hart, es incapaz de tener novio, ó al menos, uno a largo plazo. N
This is surely one of the best chick lit books I've read this year. Imagine watching your favorite rom com, best friends over, ice cream and popcorn included - well this book is BETTER. Hell, imagine a date with Ryan Gosling (yeah, I see you drooling already). Well you know what? THIS BOOK is better than that!

Never ever would I tell this is a debut, it's brilliant from every possible aspect.
The story is amazing and keeps your interest till the very last page. It follows Evie Hart, a 27 year old
Felita Hardigaloeh
bagi pembaca romance yg nyari kisah kontemporer romance yg banyak bumbu humor, pastikan anda membaca buku ini.

pertemuan pertama Evie dan Jack terjadi ketika evie heboh membantu persiapan pernikahan teman dekatnya. pertama kali evie meliat jack, kesan yg didapat a/cowok tampan yg kurang ajar, gara2 jack termangu meliat dada evie.evie ga tau kalo saat itu, bantalan payudara yg dia kenakan u/ menambah ukuran dadanya yg rata menyembul mencolok dari gaunnya !!!!!

interaksi mereka berikutnya, jg diwarn
Lona Yulianni
Evie Hart merasa bahwa ia mempunyai masalah untuk berkomitmen dengan seorang pria. Ia selalu merasa tidak siap untuk menikah. Jadi, hingga umurnya yang ke 27 tahun ia belum menemukan pria yang tepat... atau ia belum bisa meyakinkan dirinya untuk berkomitmen. Ketika ia menjadi pengiring pengantin untuk sahabatnya, Grace, ia bertemu dengan lelaki yang sangat menarik perhatiannya. Namun, saat itu pria tersebut datang bersama Valentina, sahabatnya yang cantiknya melebihi Angelina Jolie. Namun kali i ...more
Nov 08, 2012 Lara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
La damigella d’onore fa parte del genere Chick Lit (letteratura per pollastrelle) ed è rivolto ad un pubblico femminile dai venticinque anni in su, single, che crede ancora nell’amore e spera nel lieto fine. La protagonista Evie ha ventisette anni e si trova a dover affrontare l’ardua prova di partecipare come damigella a ben quattro matrimoni, di cui uno della propria madre. Potrà sopravvivere? Tra un ricevimento e l’altro, le prove degli abiti, un addio al nubilato con sorpresa fosforescente e ...more
Feb 06, 2016 ReadbyCait rated it liked it
Whilst the title suggests that this book is all about weddings, for me it was really about friendship. The four main girls, Evie, Grace, Georgia and Valentina who are all brides/bridesmaids at various weddings and it;s interesting to see the dynamics that naturally occur within a friendship group.

I liked this book. This book tells how two people, Evie and Jack who constantly meet at different weddings. Although they have found that "click" moment at their first meeting but there are some situati
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Jane Costello is the author of nine best-selling novels, including Bridesmaids, The Wish List, The Time of Our Lives and her latest, Summer Nights at the Moonlight Hotel, which was published by Simon & Schuster in March 2016. Jane was a newspaper journalist before she became an author and worked on the Liverpool Echo, the Daily Mail and the Liverpool Daily Post, where she was Editor. She conti ...more
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