Katelyn
Dedicated October 2021

Dropped out bridesmaid; 18 days till wedding

Katelyn, on October 5, 2021 at 9:54 PM Posted in Etiquette and Advice 0 14
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There’s 18 days until my wedding and I just had a bridesmaid drop out. I’m beyond stressed and don’t know what I should do. I now have an off number of bridesmaids to groomsmen. Has this happened to anyone? What should I do? What can I do? HELP!

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Latest activity by Sarahk, on October 6, 2021 at 10:26 PM
  • Lisa
    Rockstar July 2022
    Lisa ·
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    I'm sorry to hear that a bridesmaid dropped out! It's OK to have an uneven number in the wedding party, so I wouldn't try to replace her. You could just have one bridesmaid walk down the aisle with two groomsmen.
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  • Michelle
    Rockstar April 2021
    Michelle ·
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    Take a deep breath! Try to relax! It’s not unheard to have an uneven amount in the bridal party. I had a total of 3 & my husband had 2- it looked fine. Your wedding is going to be awesome! Dropped out bridesmaid; 18 days till wedding 1

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  • Hannah
    Dedicated October 2021
    Hannah ·
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    Try not to let this consume you! Trust me - your guests will hardly notice that the numbers are uneven. Just try to let it blow over and focus on other things!

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  • Cool
    Super July 2020
    Cool ·
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    Let the sides be uneven, it will be fine.
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  • Natalie
    Super November 2020
    Natalie ·
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    Uneven sides are actually really common! Photographers will have no problem making the photos look balanced, and guests will never think twice about it. One bridesmaid can walk with two groomsmen in the recessional or for introductions so no one has to walk alone.
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  • Katherine
    Expert October 2021
    Katherine ·
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    You could have 2 groomsmen walk with a girl. Try not to stress about it this close to the wedding. We are actually wedding date twins and I almost had to drop one of mine and this is what I was going to go with.
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  • bevbabe
    Dedicated June 2023
    bevbabe ·
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    Wow I'm so sorry. What an awful thing to do so close to the wedding. For my first wedding we had an uneven number and it was fine. We were having them walk together down the aisle so we just had the last 2 sets accompany 2 bridesmaids instead of one. One on each arm.

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  • Rabreena
    Devoted October 2021
    Rabreena ·
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    I completely understand this!
    I've had a total of 3 bridesmaids drop out during the duration of planning, the last one who dropped out decided to do so only a couple weeks ago and blame me saying I didn't provide enough information....such as, I didn't tell her it was going to be a whole weekend and not just one day, when I made it very clear about rehearsal dinner, wedding day and then checking out of the hotel the day after to go home. So now our wedding party is offset, I have 3 on my side and my FH has 5, but thankfully we have made it work and I am not fretting about it anymore. Believe me it is not worth the stress, as everything will work out and look great!

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  • Halima
    Just Said Yes June 2022
    Halima ·
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    Girl I can be your bridesmaid girl
    ❤️❤️
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  • Katelyn
    Dedicated October 2021
    Katelyn ·
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    ❤️❤️awe thank you
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  • Ariel
    Devoted October 2021
    Ariel ·
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    I’m 16 days out and one of our groomsmen is still not sure if he’s able to make it. 🙄. He said he will tell us by Friday which is 14 days out from the wedding. It’s annoying but if he can’t make it oh well. We won’t change any of our plans.
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  • Samantha
    Expert December 2021
    Samantha ·
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    Don't sweat it! Heck, I'll be a stand in as long as it's on a weekend for you!
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  • Katelyn
    Dedicated October 2021
    Katelyn ·
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    You all are so sweet! I love this app, such amazing people on here!
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  • Sarahk
    Dedicated December 2021
    Sarahk ·
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    Ditto on everything said. I was about to have this
    Happen to me as well. (Fiancé decided to add a groomsman 🤦🏻‍♀️) so I would just embrace. All the people that care and love you will understand
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