(Closed) Pregnant Bridesmaid Chooses to step down, OK to replace her?

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Should I replace the initial pregnant bridesmaid with another close friend?
    Yes : (15 votes)
    75 %
    No : (5 votes)
    25 %
  • Post # 3
    259 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @jgrabows12:  Given how close you are to the wedding, I would probably leave it as it is. It might be difficult for the new girl to get a dress in time. And yes, she might feel like a “replacement” given it is less than a month before the wedding (if your listed date is correct). 

    Uneven numbers are fine and who knows, your friend may decide at the last minute to stand up in the wedding.

    Is your friend still attending your wedding? Is it possible for her to be a Bridesmaid or Best Man, walk down the aisle and then take a seat instead of standing? She could stand for a few minutes (for photos sake) and then sit for the majority of the cermony.


    Post # 5
    259 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @jgrabows12:  Oh ok, sorry, just realized it says August, I thought it said April for some reason. 

    I would still feel like the new girl might feel like a replacement, but I would be up front about the situation with her. And then ask if she would do the honor of standing up in your wedding.

    Post # 6
    2539 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I would talk to both parties involved but I would go ahead and repplace her. SHe chose  to step down so she shouldnt be offended. 

    Post # 7
    12247 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    As long as you say something like “I wanted you as a sixth Bridesmaid or Best Man, but Fiance only wanted five. But now that XXX got knocked up, I want you to stand up for me so badly! Please!”

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