Aguilera's prenup for wedding guests

Something old, something new, something legally prohibited and something blue ...

Published November 21, 2005 3:50PM (EST)

As if a bride doesn't have enough details to fret about in the days before her wedding, pop star Christina Aguilera reportedly suffered an extra-strength nuptial headache when she had to collect signed confidentiality agreements from each of the 150 guests at her wedding to music manager Jordan Bratman. The super-classy legal agreement was three pages long, and began with the news that a guest had already attempted to sell, via the Internet, invitations to the bash, which took place this weekend in Napa Valley.

According to London's Daily Mail, the prenups for guests banned public discussion about any details of the wedding, including "the cake, the rings, entertainment, speeches, food, the venue and other guests. As for the dress, nothing about the train, cut, colour, designer or material can be revealed."

Unsurprisingly, someone has already risked punishment (Arrest? Jail time? Invitations to the couple's future weddings?) and violated the terms of the confidentiality agreement by talking about the details of ... the confidentiality agreement. The Daily Mail also carried news about the couple's rings, the wedding dress, the bridesmaids' outfits and where the couple stayed.

Note to brides: Confidentiality agreements don't work.

By Rebecca Traister

Rebecca Traister writes for Salon. She is the author of "Big Girls Don't Cry: The Election that Changed Everything for American Women" (Free Press). Follow @rtraister on Twitter.

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