Post # 1
I’m having 3 bridesmaids (my sister in law and 2 lifelong friends). I would love to have 2 of my other friends too but it’s just not in the budget and we’re having a small wedding. But how do I bring it up to them that I wanted them in the party but it wouldn’t have worked? Or should I just say nothing?
I want to ask one of the of the 2 girls to do a bible reading at the ceremony, but the other one is not religious and we’ve had sort of a falling out the past couple of years…I just don’t want her to sit around waiting for me to ask her to be part of the wedding.
Post # 3
You don’t have to say anything.
Post # 4
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
agreed- don’t mention it.
Post # 5
You have a little time. I would wait and see what happens with any of the relationships between you and the girls. Dealing with more bridesmaids honestly can be very much more stressful. I have 6 and sometimes I wish I would have only asked 3 or 4. You can be honest with them and let them know that you did want them but having more bridesmaids just wasnt in the budget. I would wait at least 6-9 mons before letting them know. I think thats a good enough time. Maybe your head could be a little more clearer about that later on.
Post # 6
I wouldn’t mention it and just ask them to be readers (or whatever role you decide, I’m just throwing out one of the things you mentioned). That way you’re still honoring them and you’re not putting yourself in the unnecessary position of telling them I wanted you as a bridesmaid, but..