Post # 1
- Wedding: June 2013 - Country Club
I can’t say my feelings aren’t hurt… She RSVP’d and then didn’t show up. She didn’t send me any messages or call me to tell me why she couldn’t be there. I thought we were close friends, especially in high school (which wasn’t that long ago, we graduated in 2009 and have seen each other numerous times since), but I guess not.
I’m trying not to take it personally, but when she accepted my invitiation to be a Bridesmaid or Best Man, then told me she didn’t want to be a couple months later (because she couldn’t afford the dress, even though I told her I wanted to buy it), then she didn’t show up for the actual wedding. It’s really hard not to have my feelings hurt.
Post # 3
Yeah she had all the signs of someone who just didn’t want to commit. I applaud her for backing out. Some BMs stay in it even though they are terrible. It’s for the best.
Post # 4
@megz06: +1. This literally just happened to me! Now I’m torn between feeling like a jerk, and saving her the hassle of having a Bridesmaid or Best Man with no inclination to spend time or money on her wedding.
Post # 5
@missmorganista: good thing she backed out as a bm, you would have been one short the day of.
unfortunately, these things happen. don’t take it personally.
Post # 6
@missmorganista: She just didnt want to commit to being a bridesmaid but to miss your wedding all together, that sucks. And you haven’t heard from her since or know why she didnt go to your wedding?
Post # 7
- Wedding: June 2013 - Country Club
@echolove: I sent her a text message saying that I missed her at the wedding, and she said, “Yeah, I couldn’t come.” and that was it. :/ For some reason it just seems really cold to me. I understood her not being able to be a Bridesmaid or Best Man, but for her not to show up at all… especially when she RSVP’d for 4 seats..
Post # 8
Four seats! I am so sorry things happened that way!
But everything happens for a reason, whether we know it or not.
Don’t dwell on this too much, try to think of the more positive things.
Besides, who knows? Maybe her and +3 other people would have been disaster guests.
Post # 9
@missmorganista: It sucks but believe me, the best thing is to just worry about yourself now. She obviously didnt go because she didnt care. So don’t put anymore energy into her. Just know now that she obviously wasn’t a true friend when it came down to being there for you on your special day or didnt even want to be apart of it. I’m speaking from experience.
I had a friend for 20 years, since 3rd grade. She was my Maid/Matron of Honor. She didnt show up to my engagement party, which I was suppose to pick her up but couldn’t get a hold of her. And it turned out she was too drunk to go and called me at the last minute. Never heard from her again. Then she told a mutual friend that she doesn’t know why I’m mad and she doesn’t care anyway. So I cut her out. She’s all about yourself now and not once did she contact me. It’s been about a few months now. I still have her on FB, don’t know why, but it was my bday a couple of weeks ago and she didnt even contact me then. And I’m ok with it. I now know her true colors as my friend. I won’t lie, I was hurt in the beginning but she made her choice and I’m tired of caring for people who don’t support me and obviously don’t care for me. Especially after of 20 years of friendship.
Post # 10
Good riddance. It really sucks but she’s showing you her true colors.
Post # 11
@bklynbridetobe: This. Just be glad she wasn’t there to pollute your wedding photos.
Post # 12
Don’t take it personally – just cut off contact with her. If she doesnt care about you then why should you care about her?
I wish one of my BMs backed out – I haven’t talked to her since the wedding. I realized what kind of a great friend she was during wedding planning. We were friends since HS as well – graduated in 05 so a little longer. People change, things happen, don’t let it get to you!
Post # 13
I know it sucks when that happens.
I had a friend from college that I asked to be a Bridesmaid or Best Man and she happily accepted a few months later she decided she couldn’t do it because I didn’t reach out to her enough?!? I tried to contact her just as much as she did I but I accepted the answer even though I was a little hurt by it. She then didn’t come to the wedding at all. We were so close in college but I guess she is the type that has to be able to see you constantly in order to be friends which was difficult since we live a ways a part and no longer just down the street like at college.
Looking back on it it was prolly for the best because she love being the center of attention and everything being about her. She also always complained about not having a Boyfriend or Best Friend and about how “fat” she was even though she looked underweight, she probably would have killed the self esteem of my bridesmaids as well as myself.
She did send me a facebook message congratulating on my wedding and thats the last time I heard from her. Some friendships are just not ment to last.
Post # 14
Wow, she’s rude! FOUR SEATS!!! How awful! I would work on cutting her out of your life. That is so inconsiderate of her.
Post # 15
I’d be a bitch and send her a bill for the four dinners, but hey thats just me. Clearly she doesn’t have any respect for your friendship.
Post # 16
Did she get along well with your FI? Do you have any reason to think she didn’t feel she could support your marriage? Did she act like this before you were engaged?