(Closed) Bridal Party Blues- Elimination?

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
2874 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@rusticbee:  i really dont think you can eliminate the bridal party.

at the very least youd have to offer to pay for their dresses etc if theyve lost the receipt. but still, even if it was for all of them and not singling one out…its going to lead to hurt feelings. they may feel that since youve demoted them they dont watn to attend the wedding at all!]

wedding planning is always more stressful than expected, particularly having bridesmaids. i think on the day though, youd be glad you had them

Post # 4
12973 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think it’s inappropriate to eliminate the bridal party once you have asked them.  I would sit down with each of them and explain how their attitudes have bee causing you extra stress.  Pick out the dress(es) you want them in, and tell them to buy it.  After that, I’d just stop really trying to include them, and just let them show up on the day of the wedding.

Post # 6
658 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

At this point eliminating the bridal party doesn’t seem like an option. However, I would sit down with all your girls and tell them to stop being brats and that their involvement in your wedding is turning into you being referee, which is by far not the way it should be. Your bridal party is meant to be there to help ans support you with your day and your journey. Sorry if this isn’t the most helpful but its all i can think of

Post # 7
433 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012


Once asked, you can’t undo it, especially after they all went and bought dresses. Ask everyone to show you their dress by emailing you a picture and then you can have a group discussion on what needs to be exchanged, etc.

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