Wedding Traditions Worth Breaking by Cindi Madsen


[Note from Frolic: We are so excited to have author Cindi Madsen guest post on the site today. Take it away Cindi!]

I’m Cindi Madsen and I write romantic comedies. Just One of the Groomsmen features a tomboy in a group of guys. One of her friends is getting married and she’s acting as a groomsman. She’s just not sure what to do when she starts to fall for one of the other groomsmen, who happens to be her best friend.

Wedding traditions worth breaking:
  • As my book description probably shows, I’m a fan of mixing up expected genders when it comes to groomsmen/bridesmaid/maid of honor/best man
  • Gown length. Want the sweeping train, go for it! Want to go knee length, roll with it.
  • Gown color. If you want to go traditional, go ahead, but white or ivory or my favorite color pink all make for great gown colors.
  • A bride’s side and a groom’s side. Why separate? Sit wherever and get to know people. Mix it up!
  • Matching bridesmaid dresses. Pick a color theme or don’t. Have different styles and lengths. Basically do whatever makes you and your wedding party happy.
  • Don’t want to single out all the single ladies who might not want the attention? Who don’t feel like competing over the next to walk down the aisle? Don’t feel like you have to throw the bouquet. Same goes with the garter, which sometimes gets a little personal.
  • Shoving cake in each other’s faces. If that’s your jam—or frosting as it were—cool, but what it boils down to is what you or your significant other want. Don’t feel obligated to do anything that makes you uncomfortable on your big happy day.
About the Author:

Cindi Madsen is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance and young adult novels. She sits at her computer every chance she gets, plotting, revising, and falling in love with her characters. Sometimes it makes her a crazy person. Without it, she’d be even crazier. She has way too many shoes, but can always find a reason to buy a pretty new pair, especially if they’re sparkly, colorful, or super tall. She loves music and dancing and wishes summer lasted all year long. She lives in Colorado (where summer is most definitely NOT all year long) with her husband, three children, & an adorable one-eyed kitty named Agent Fury.  

You can visit Cindi at:, where you can sign up for her newsletter to get all the up-to-date information on her books.  Follow her on Twitter @cindimadsen.

Just One of the Groomsmen by Cindi Madsen, out now!

Addison Murphy is the funny friend, the girl you grab a beer with—the girl voted most likely to start her own sweatshirt line. And now that one of her best guy friends is getting married, she’ll add “groomsman” to that list, too. She’ll get through this wedding if it’s the last thing she does. Just don’t ask her to dive for any bouquet.

When Tucker Crawford returns to his small hometown, he expects to see the same old people, feel comfort in the same old things. He certainly doesn’t expect to see the nice pair of bare legs sticking out from under the hood of a broken-down car. Certainly doesn’t expect to feel his heart beat faster when he realizes they belong to one of his best friends.

If he convinces Addie to give him a chance, they could be electric…or their break-up could split their tight-knit group in two.

Hiding the way he feels from the guys through bachelor parties, cake tastings, and rehearsals is one thing. But just asTucker realizes that Addie truly could be the perfect woman for him—he was just too stupid to realize it—now she’s leaving to follow her own dreams. He’s going to need to do a lot of compromising if he’s going to convince her to take a shot at forever with him—on her terms this time.

You can find Just One of the Groomsmen at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever books are sold.


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