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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.