Post # 1
Has anyone else been in this situation? She is an old friend who moved interstate and sent me a massive fb message explaining how she is so hurt. I just don’t have enough room for her (I have 5 bridesmaids and 3 are family and the other two I have known since I was a child). Fiance already has one less groomsmen and just doesn’t have anyone else he is close enough to stand up for him.
Post # 3
You have to do what works for you. Believe me with wedding planning you are always bound to offend someone. Just explain the situation to her but don’t allow her to guilt trip you!
Hope it all work out!
Post # 4
@MaiS2B: Thank you! I have replied explaing the sitch to her. I hope she understands. To be honest I was very surprised she was offended as since she has moved away she has barely kept in contact. I am feeling a teeny bit guilty:-/
Post # 5
@Julybride88: I have been the really hurt friend, but I never said anything to the bride (although I think she realized it). She ended up asking me to do the slideshow for their wedding/she asked for volunteers and I jumped all over it – I’ve known her since we were 5 years old. Is there something else you can ask her to do? Are you having an emcee? Are you doing readings? Perhaps you can message her and explain that while she isn’t in the bridal party you were planning on asking her to play another part in the wedding and just hadn’t worked out the details yet? (unless you don’t want to in which case you just have to explain that while her friendship means the world to you you don’t want to have a huge bridal party and you’re already at 5 girls).
Post # 6
Yep, I asked a friend to be one of my personal assistants instead of a Bridesmaid or Best Man. She said yes than later backed out cause she was pissed I didn’t have her as Bridesmaid or Best Man. I had been in her wedding as a Bridesmaid or Best Man some years back. We were no longer that close and she got upset because the 2 out of the 3 BM’s I had chose had been friends shorter amount of time.
I don’t talk to her anymore she is just a bitter, bitter person now days
Post # 7
That’s not a bad idea guys. I think I might ask her to do a reading or something!
Post # 8
yeah, I am not chosing one girl and she would be left out from wedding photos (well, we are not close at all plus she is not a family, but BIL’s grilfriend). She might be hurt and my Mother-In-Law feels bad for her that she is left out. I ty not to care and go with girls I chose since I want to be with ppl I trust and not with somebody who will try t steal th spotlight.
Post # 9
And she is not replying my message or speaking to me at all…oh well…I tried
Post # 10
If I were in her shoes I’d be grateful (no offense – not about you but the cost of being a bridesmaid!) Plus, with interstate travel it would be even more expensive for her.
I mean if she wants to be a brat and put up an immature stink, you also don’t have to invite her at all. Problem: solved. :/
Post # 11
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
@Julybride88: I wasn’t asked to be a Bridesmaid or Best Man by either of three friends I considered myself close to. It hurt and I am only friends with one of them today. Either she’ll get over it or she won’t but you’ve made your decision and ultimately you have to do what works for you. I don’t have any anger towards the two I am no longer friends with, I just realized I thought we were closer friends than we actually were so I let the other two friendships slowly fade. I didn’t even attend the third friend’s wedding.
Post # 12
This is exactly why we are not having bridesmaids and groomsmen. My fiance has one brother and I have one sister so we are only having a Maid/Matron of Honor and a Best Man, but I have however invited a few of my friends to hang out with me to get ready and be in photos prior to the wedding.