(Closed) Choosing the bridal Party….oops!

posted 8 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
247 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011 - The Viceroy

Just keep them as bridesmaids–a lot of times it’s not about needing them, it’s more about honoring those nearest and dearest to you.  I think there may be hurt feelings if you ask them to step down.  You can still have an intimate wedding with 5 BMs.  If you are worried about costs you can have them carry small bouquets, a single flower (or something else entirely) and DIY their gifts.

Post # 4
536 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

That is a tough situtation.  Will having 5 BMs affect the cost of your wedding? 

This may sound a little weird but do you have one friend that may not be able to financially participate in your wedding?  Sometimes, women agree to be a bridesmaid even though they know they can’t afford it.  Is it possible one wouldn’t mind stepping down because of cost?

Post # 5
376 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Don’t rock the boat — just keep them all. You don’t have to spend a lot of money on each girl, but if you ‘fire’ them you will lose friends.

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