Post # 1
I am a bridesmaid in my friends wedding (she’s my maid of honor) in my wedding shes going dress shopping this weekend and we were supposed to be going shopping in our town, but she canged her mind and wants to go shopping 2 hours away. at first isaid it was no problem, but now that i look at my finances and schedule i don’t know if i can go. i feel awful not being able to go because i can’t aFford it. should. I just go and figure the money out later or just cancel. When i talked to her last she said that she’s not even sure if she will find the dress and didn’t sound that excited, but she did say she would be happy if I was able to go but undErstands if I can’t make it. another thing is she did not get to go with me because she was too sick and she will have 3 others with her. would it be awful to cancel on her?
Post # 3
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
I would cancel on her and tell her that you’d still love to go locally if she wants some other time. Likely, she will go to many shops anyway. Also, some let you Skype people in to watch, so maybe you can suggest that to her. My best friend was 5 hours away and Skyped in when I went to a local salon and it was SO much fun.
Post # 4
If finances are a problem, tell her. It will save issues from arising later. Tell her that money is tight right now, and you are not able to pay your share of the expenses for the trip (although I’m not sure what those would be).
If she is going with or without you, I wouldn’t think she would be expecting anyone to chip in for gas. Lunch maybe?
Or are you saying you can’t buy your dress now if you find one this weekend?
Post # 5
You are shopping for her dress, correct? I see no reason you need to be there. Would it be nice? Of course, but not required, whether or not she was there to help you pick out your dress. You should never put yourself out financially for someone else’s wedding!