Post # 1
I have a friend from College….. I have known her since about 2006.
About 9 months ago, she was a bridesmaid in my wedding. ( I had 6 bridesmaids)
She got engaged around the time I got married and I sent her an engagement gift.
I have been waiting and waiting to be asked to be a bridesmaid, but I have not.
I finally just asked a mutual friend, ” hey do you know who the bridesmaids are?”
Her answer was, “Yes. Me, her two sisters, and Maria.”
She didn’t ask me!
I feel the mature thing to do is just let it roll of my back…but in the back of my mind, I can’t help but to feel a little bit hurt? I would never tell anyone, but I feel like maybe we aren’t as good of friends as I thought?
Anyone else ever been in a simiar situation?
Post # 3
Sorry I haven’t been in your situation. While it is okay to feel hurt, do not bring this up with the bride. It is her day and her choice of who she has in her wedding party. She probably wanted a smaller number of those who are the closest to her. Just because you had her in your bridal party does not mean she is required to have you in hers.
Post # 4
Don’t dwell on it. I don’t believe in being obligated to have someone as a Bridesmaid or Best Man just because they had me. I can understand being a bit hurt but don’t mention it to anyone.
Post # 5
@RedRose1979: I thought a good friend of mine would ask me recently and she didn’t. I think of it as a blessing and it’s just saving me from the financial and emotional burden that goes along with being a Bridesmaid or Best Man. I can’t wait to attend her wedding though
Post # 6
It’s saving you money! This is a good thing!
Post # 7
@Ninteenthchance: Very true! I honestly would have said yes, but in the end, it may have saved me some money. I guess I jsut feel a little hurt that we aren’t as close as I had thought? I’m probably just looking to into it, but I guess I felt like it reflected on our “closeness”
Post # 8
@RedRose1979: Don’t take it as a slight. We’re not having a wedding party at all; that doesn’t mean I’m not close to anyone, I have a bazillion friends. If anything, we’ve been told by friends and vendors how smart we are!
Post # 9
@RedRose1979: maybe she just couldn’t have a big party and two bridesmaids are sisters, that’s kinda obligatory!!! So she really only picked two friends! I’d be more hurt if she picked 20 and then not you
Post # 10
I know you’re upset, but you’re going to have to get over it. I don’t know if she plans on changing anything, but AFAIK, I will not be in my MOH’s wedding. I was hurt, but she came and told me and explained, and I understood. I got over it pretty quickly.
Post # 11
I know this sucks but it’s not the end of the world. Do not bring it up with her. There’s probably a variety of reasons why she didn’t pick you, don’t let it get to you.
Post # 12
@RedRose1979: I have a friend I have known since we were THREE!! We graduated from the same high school (we live in a big city, so we didn’t always go to school together)- and I was close to her and her (first) husband before they were married. I have obviously known him since they started dating, and went through a lot of ups and downs with them. After high school, we still stayed in touch, but it was on off- not because we didn’t like each other or had any issues- but mostly because our lives were just taking us in different directions. When the time came for her wedding, I was not asked to be a bridesmaid. There was a small part of me that was bummed, but realistically, we were in one of those phases that had us communiting less than more often. She had the girls she was more current with at the time (none of whom she speaks with now :/) I was invited to her out of town bachelorette getaway, but wasn’t able to make it due to my new job at the time.
Now that I am getting married, I have asked her to be a bridesmaid. We are both at totally different phases of our lives now. To me, it would just seem funny after all this time if I didn’t ask her to be in my wedding- almost like I was doing it out of spite.
So I know how it feels to NOT be asked- even when the roles are reversed….and it’s not a wonderful feeling, but don’t dwell on it. Being a bridemaid can be super awesome, but it can also be a pain in the butt!!
Post # 13
Well you had 6 BMs an it sounds like she is only having four. Probably if she was having more BMs, you surely would have been asked. It sucks, but really it is not that big of a deal in the grand scheme of things.
Post # 14
honestly dont take this personally. she probably only wanted a smaller wedding party so she couldn’t fit you in.
Post # 15
@RedRose1979: Not the exact situation, but I know how you feel. FIs best friend started dating his girlfriend about 2 years ago. We’ve become really good friends in that time. They got engaged last year, Fiance is the best man. I thought I’d be asked to be a Bridesmaid or Best Man. I went dress shopping with her, was there when she picked out her dress. I’m making her veil. I helped put together her bouquet. I went Bridesmaid or Best Man dress shopping with them. I’ve helped her with pretty much every part of her wedding planning. I was kinda sad to not be asked. I didn’t say anything, but she told me upfront that because it was such an intimate affair that she didn’t want a huge wedding party. All of her bridesmaids she’s known much longer than myself and I understand that. In fact, I’m in the same boat. I’d love to have her, but there simply isn’t room with my best friends since childhood and FIs and my sisters.
Post # 16
@RedRose1979: She only had 4 BMs. Two were her sisters. That’s only room for 2 friends. She might have been limited to 4 BMs because her fiance only had 4 guys he wants, or simply because she thinks any more than 4 is too many. The bottom line is, no one is obliged to ask everyone who they were a bridesmaid for.
I’ve been not asked back too, and it hurts, but what can you do? In the end, you asked her because you wanted her there (I hope), not so that she will ask you. So all you can do is accept it and attend the wedding as a guest.