Post # 1
I selected my Bridal Party a few months ago, but have been thinking about adding one more Bridesmaid or Best Man. We haven’t ordered the dresses yet, but will be doing so soon. The girl I want to add is a close friend. I initially didn’t include her because I was only planning to have 5 girls and have known her for less time than the other 5 (everyone told me this was an important factor, but I’m realizing friendship duration really shouldn’t matter). My question is what is the best way to ask her to be a bridesmaid? Has anyone else done this? I don’t want her to be insulted that I am asking her late, but I’d love to have her be a part of the wedding.
Post # 3
Since your wedding is still over 8 months away, I feel like you could still ask her without her being offended. Does she know who your other BMs are/ that you already asked them? Did you ask them in a special way? If so, you should probably do the same for her so she doesn’t feel left out. I don’t feel like you really need to explain your late timing if she doesn’t ask.
Post # 4
I asked a friend much later. Part of it had to do with adding more men to the other side, and part of it was hesitation on my side if I wanted to have that big of a party. I actually did this with TWO of my ‘maids. But I was honest with them, and I think they both appreciated and understood!