Post # 1
All of my bridesmaids are spread out across the country and a lot of us are residents so it is really hard to get time off…all of them are going to be able to come for at least the day before except for one who is going to miss the rehersal and the rehersal dinner..She really has no other choice though..so I can’t complain..but what do you do about that? Just wing it the day of the wedding?
Post # 3
If it’s only one that’s not gonna be able to make it, IMO, it’s gonna be fine. The other BM’s can cue her in. You can let her march in between the other BM’s who are gonna be in the rehearsal so she can at least follow the others’ lead.
Post # 4
I also have one bm that can’t make it to the rehearsal or rehearsal dinner. I’m bummed about it, but it will be ok! They just need to know who they’re walking with and their escort or fellow bms can explain the rest to them the day of 🙂
Post # 5
Don’t worrry, it’ll be fine! 🙂 This happened to me, and she just walked down the aisle when we sent her.
Post # 6
We’re in the same situation. One of our bridesmaids has finals on Friday morning, so she will be getting in on Friday evening after the rehearsal. Our wedding coordinator said it would be fine, and that she can just follow everyone’s lead. Unless you have a very complicated ceremony, it should be easy for her to walk down the aisle and stand next to you for 30 minutes and smile 🙂
Post # 7
She will be able to follow suit… she needs to be toward the end, so she can see what the others are doing.
You are blessed to have her coming~ for residency is a huge stressful mess at times!
It will be fine!
Post # 8
It’ll be fine– unless you’re doing some crazy-dance-up-the-aisle or something. 🙂 Just tell her “follow that girl in front of you!”
Post # 9
Yeah, at first I was annoyed that one of my bm couldn’t come to rehearsal. Well, I was more annoyed that my Maid/Matron of Honor might not come to the rehearsal. At the end, my Maid/Matron of Honor did come so it wasn’t a problem but the bm that could come wasn’t a problem either because I told her that just make sure you ask the other bm what she missed. As long as she’s not the first Bridesmaid or Best Man to walk down the aisle. If she’s in the middle she will catch up pretty quickly on what do do. She will just look at the bm’s before her. It will be fine.
Post # 10
If it makes you feel any better, my father skipped our rehearsal (just didn’t show up!). And everything still went ok. So not having a Bridesmaid or Best Man there should be a breeze!
Post # 11
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
No big deal! I’ll be in a wedding next week and one of the BMs can’t make it to the rehearsal, but we’re just going to fill her in and not have her walk first!