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3 Tips When Telling Your Friend She Isn’t a Bridesmaid

08 Apr 3 Tips When Telling Your Friend She Isn’t a Bridesmaid


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When it comes to planning a wedding, one of the most important things to take into consideration is cost! There are plenty of ways to have a wedding that is friendly with your wallet, and a tip that can really help cut down on cost is limiting the size of your wedding party. Every single one of your friends doesn’t have to be in your wedding. And it’s easy to make a decision about that coworker you barely talk to. But what about that friend who is already telling everyone that she’s going to be in your wedding and you just don’t have the budget to include her? How exactly do you tell her? Let us help!

1. Be sure about your decision. It is absolutely imperative that you are sure about who you want in your wedding party. It’s possible that you may find a really good deal on a venue or dress and you may include your friend. But the last thing you need is more stress because you keep going back and forth, and you don’t want to resent her because you can’t make up your mind. You might end up doing the very opposite of what you intend to do and that’s burn a bridge.

2. Have a conversation as soon as possible. And be honest.  I know that conflict resolution is hard, but once you’ve made a decision, it’s important to talk to your friend about your decision. Be sure to take her feelings into account and use a lot of I’s instead of You’s. Be honest and tell her that it’s not in your budget to have a large wedding party. A good friend will be understanding, and will get over it because at the end of the day, it’s about your happiness. If she does take it the wrong way, then would you want someone like that in your wedding anyways?

3. Include them in your big day in other ways.  Just because your friend can’t be a bridesmaid doesn’t mean that she can’t help out in other ways. Maybe you should ask her to be a host and pass out programs and be in charge of your wedding details so you don’t have to be the one stressed on your wedding day. She can also help you get ready! What a special moment that would be right? Hope these tips help! Do you have any other tips that may help a bride-to-be choose her wedding party?

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