It’s important that the bride choose people she really loves and trusts to be her bridesmaids,” says wedding consultant Candice Wasserstein.
Trickiest bridesmaids dilemmas solved:
Nobody suggested hosting a shower. What should I do?
“That’s where the maid of honour comes in,” says Candice. “Just casually mention it to her and she’ll do the rest.”
My friend is offended I didn’t ask her to be a bridesmaid. Now what?
“The truth is that many brides encounter this situation, and the only way to go about dealing with it is to be honest,” says Jessica. “The bride should never feel pressured to ask someone to be a bridesmaid if they don’t feel it’s the right thing to do. If they are a true friend, they will understand.”
I’ve had a fight with one of my maids. She is no longer in the party. Is it rude to ask someone else?
“Absolutely not,” says Candice. “Just make sure that you’re not asking someone else just to fill the void. If there’s someone that you really wanted but didn’t have room for initially, then go for it, but if it’s just to even out your procession or have a replacement, it’s not necessary.”
And don’t forget to THANK your bridesmaids!
The bride should choose thoughtful gifts for her attendants… something that will show them how much they are appreciated for everything they have done throughout the planning of the wedding,” says wedding consultant Jessica Dolgin. Here are some ways to show your love: