Hi Friends, So I had one of my brides tell me that I left something out of my book...ahhhhhhh five years of writing and I left out a situation that could be sticky. Oh boy this is a tough one...but as politely as you can explain to your friend (s) that  you want to include them in another way. They can do a reading, help with programs, you can even invite ...

Hi Friends, So I had one of my brides tell me that I left something out of my book…ahhhhhhh five years of writing and I left out a situation that could be sticky. Oh boy this is a tough one…but as politely as you can explain to your friend (s) that  you want to include them in another way. They can do a reading, help with programs, you can even invite them to your bridesmaid luncheon or include them in special gatherings that the others will be at. Most of all be honest, and dont wait till the last minute to let these friends know. It would make the situation worse if they hear everyone has been called and you were just avoiding the situation…after you tell them …let go and continue to plan away! Unfortunately sometimes you see different personalities come out during your wedding planning…stay positive and don’t let anyone ruin your experience! Would love to know if anyone has a better suggestion or experienced this situation..xoxox Mindy

  1. PrincessEmma reply

    That’s ok, we can forgive you for forgetting one thing!
    The good advice makes up for it :-)

  2. Kandice reply

    Honestly, you can’t be expected to address it all! :) There is so much drama and so many fires to put out with weddings anyway, you should just add a “if it’s not listed here” section… simply say ” Calm down. It will be okay, as long as you’re married and happy by the end of the day. And if it’s not perfect, it’s not the end of the world. It is what it is…” How’s that for advice? Clearly, I’m not the expert. :) I’m just saying there should be a “catch all” section…
    Love your products and your advice!

  3. Sarah reply

    I agree — such a great piece of advice – if you don’t know what to say, always just tell the truth and at least you can rely on the fact that you were honest!

  4. Lauren reply

    I had this problem! I only had room for 5 bridesmaids (because my fiance has 5 groomsmen and we wanted the same amount of people) and had to tell 3 close friends that they weren’t bridesmaids. To make matters worse, 2 of those 3 friends are also getting married and included me as a bridesmaid! They were very understanding, and I am including them in pretty much all the bridesmaid functions. They are even getting ready with us on the wedding day. It’s an awkward situation, but is ok if handled appropriately!

    Lauren

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