Bridesmaids Anonymous

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"I've been a bridesmaid six times already," says one BA-er.

"I had three [weddings] within six months," says another. "And I had to travel."

Fabulous Prizes for Hideous Dresses

The corporate world is certainly aware of the growing market potential for disgruntled bridesmaids.

Do you have a hideous bridesmaid dress? Want to win a trip for four to Puerto Rico?

DeKuyper Pucker Schnapps is flying women into New York for a "Worst Bridesmaid Dress" fashion show. The bride will undoubtedly hate you forever when she finds out. But she's married. Isn't that enough?

As schnapps is a prime ingredient in the oh-so-trendy apple martini, the liquor maker is sponsoring the contest to raise its image on the bachelorette party circuit. (To enter, e-mail photos in JPEG format to

According to company research, 51 percent of bridesmaids donate their dresses to charity. Another 21 percent will later wear their outfits on Halloween. The rest just let their dresses gather dust in the closet.

For those of you interested in what happens at a bachelorette party, the company claims the most popular party activity is going to a strip club or hiring a private stripper (71 percent), followed by going out for a nice dinner (54 percent) and playing drinking games (45 percent) that involve shots of liquor or fruit-flavored cocktails, presumably mixed with DeKuyper Pucker Schnapps.

A Song and Dance of Self-Respect

Ray's cabaret show has potential as a bachelorette party stop. But don't expect dancing boy toys in bow ties and thongs. "I brought my grandmothers to this," she says.

As Altar Ego begins, we find Ray at Saks Fifth Avenue, trying on a $9,000 wedding dress and sporting a $40,000 engagement ring from Tiffany's. "The same one Jerry Seinfeld bought for Jessica," she gushes. Ray has everything … except a groom.

Luckily, this is musical comedy, where a woman can sing and dance her way to self-respecting singledom à la Irving Berlin — with the sun in the morning and the moon at night.