Bridesmaid had accident, 2 weeks before wedding

posted 2 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 2
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Um…thank goodness she’s ALIVE?

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

What? I’m hoping by worrying about the wedding you mean “I hope she is ok because she wants to be able to attend/stand up with me.”

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

xxallurebridexx:  She needs time to recover, but it sounds like everything will be fine. Perhaps provide a chair for her to sit during the ceremony, as you would for a heavily pregnant bridesmaid. It sounds like at the very least she will be able to attend.

Weddings are a snapshot of our lives so sometimes at weddings we see people injured or unwell. At one wedding I was at a groomsman had been assaulted that week so had a black eye and broken nose. It didn’t matter.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

xxallurebridexx:  what are worrying about? That she won’t be able to come? That she will still be bruised?  Theres always makeup for the day of, and photoshop for pictures.  If she can’t come, just have one bridesmaid paired up with two groomsman.  It’s going to be fine – stop worrying and just be thankful your friend is okay!!

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

That’s awful! I’m glad she’s not more seriously injured. Luckily, it doesn’t sound like any of those injuries should interfere with the wedding, aside from maybe limiting her dancing. If the leg injury gets worse, to the point that she can’t make it down the aisle, you may have to get creative ith a cane or wheelchair or have her already sitting at the front. But you can totally work around it. Makeup can do wonders for the facial bruising and it’ll be a hell of a story!

I’m sure you’re worried about your friend given this awful accident, but it sounds like she’s doing well. Don’t lose heart. I was in a wedding where one of the groomsmen was in a much worse motorcycle accident – he shattered several bones and had pins in his legs – and he still made the wedding – he just had to use a wheelchair to get down the aisle!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - San Francisco, CA

Of course you’re worried. We want the people we love to be there to celebrate our unions; the day will feel incomplete without her there. (Assuming it’s that and not “But what if the dress shows the bruises!!!”) Visit her in the hospital, send her flowers, and mention how much you miss her IF she misses the wedding in the most gracious, loving way possible. Then maybe send her nice photo or something? Offer to help her Skype in to the vows?

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Our Backyard/Steakhouse

xxallurebridexx:  so, if she still has bruises/injuries are you concerned that she won’t be in the wedding?  Why?  

Best thing you can do is assure her that you would love to have her there in whatever capacity she is comfortable.  Hey, even a BM can sit down and still be supportive…doesn’t make her any less worthy of being part of the wedding.

Leave it up to her to do as she feels best.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Our Backyard/Steakhouse

xxallurebridexx:  lol, okay…good.

Just assure her that you support her doing whatever she feels best.  Its sad to think she might not feel comfortable or not want to participate because of injuries.  And thats her decision…but make sure she knows you dont care about the pictures or the superficial things - that having her there with you is whats most important.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

xxallurebridexx:  I really really hope you would understand if she decides not to stand up. Shes injured….

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