(Closed) When a bridesmaid/ groomsmen drops out

posted 5 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
401 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I think it would depend on how long till the wedding, and if there was someone close enough to ask as a replacement – did someone drop out of your wedding party?

I told a (now-former) bridesmaid that I didn’t want to be friends with her anymore, and obviously that also meant she couldn’t be in the wedding party (because of non-wedding related issues) and asked an older friend who I should have asked in the first place.  It was still 6 months to the wedding, so she wasn’t so much a replacement, since I was considering having one more attendant than Fiance anyway.  

Post # 4
9115 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I had a bridesmaid drop out.

I didn’t replace or rearrange. We’ll have an uneven bridal party. I don’t care.

Post # 5
6015 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

We had planned for my brother to  be in our wedding.  We were only asking the guys to wear dark suits.  He backed out of the ceremony because his wife was my Maid/Matron of Honor, and his oldest daughter was a Flower Girl, and they didn’t think the youngest would handle the Flower Girl role at 2 so he sat with her.  IT worked out, we didn’t replace him and DH’s sister and his sil didn’t want to be in the wedding so we had even sides.  

on a side note I’m from B-more, where are you getting married at ???

Post # 6
1902 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I had a bridesmaid drop out. It was really frustrating, because he just stopped communicating in the months leading up to the wedding, so I didn’t know what he was doing – I assumed he wasn’t coming about a month out from the wedding, so a little too late to replace him, but if I had known earlier, I probably would have gotten either my brothers or my cousin’s wife to take his place.

So, long story short, we just had 3 bridesmaids and 4 groomsmen. It really wasn’t an issue at all.

Post # 7
581 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’ve had 2 (of 4) drop out. I didn’t replace them. I asked the girls that I wanted to be standing with me to stand with me (regardless of numbers). Even when my Maid/Matron of Honor dropped I didn’t ask a different girl to be my Maid/Matron of Honor, because that girl was one who would be that person.

Post # 8
879 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I asked a bridesmaid to step down (she had some very serious personal issues she was going through plus some financial difficulties) after my bachelorette party with a month to go until my wedding.  I don’t plan to replace her even though I bought her dress already (around $200) and my programs are wrong.  I don’t want anyone to feel like I am asking them to fill a space.  I don’t mind the uneven sides… I’m doubling up on guys for my single bridesmaid friend, lol.

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