Post # 1
To make a long story short, I have moved three times in the past 5 years and I am finding myself without any close girlfriends. I had some close friends during my college years but we have grown apart. And there are a few gals at work I buddy up with when I’m at work, but they are all older than me with families and we don’t talk or hang out outside of work. I don’t have any relatives I can ask either. FH has three friends that he is wanting to be groomsmen, but I can’t think of anyone that I’d feel comfortable asking to be a bridesmaid and it’s bumming me out.
I’d be ok with not having a wedding party but I am pretty sure FH really wants his buddies in the wedding and in the photos. I just don’t know what to do. Take out a craigslist ad for women who’d like to be bridesmaids? I just feel lame and sad about this. Like, hi, I dont have any friends….
Post # 3
You have plenty of time to make friends, I would get involved in something like a club or a charity. I think that you will see how quickly you make friends. You have almost a year and a half, give it six months and you will see how the situation changes. Maybe you could get together with one of the MN bees to help you get started. Are you in Minneapolis? If you are there are a ton of meetups on meetup.com for anything you might be interested in.
Post # 4
I agree with tksjewelry, you have plenty of time from now until then to make new friends but if not, I don’t see a problem with not having any bridesmaids. I would want friends who will stand the test of time to be with me when I get married. I don’t think there are any rules saying that you can’t get married without bridesmaids. Stay positive and best of luck 🙂
Post # 5
I can totally relate. I think about this a decent amount too. You’re not alone!
Post # 6
I agree with the suggestions above. Also, try to reconnect with your old friends’ and see if that “flame” (haha!) is still there.
Like mandigrl said, you’re not alone…
does he have any sisters? don’t exclude close guy friends too
Post # 7
I’m in the same boat. I have my sister and my sil and thats it. I would like one more. For no good reason other than I always wanted three lol.
Post # 8
I’m in the same boat. I might not have any at all
Post # 9
I’m the same! Ugh, even invited to my party, I have like no friends. I’m really sad, but I hope somehow I can figure out who will be a bridesmaid, or no one.