My maid of honor, also my cousin, is unfortunately in the hospital currently having a very tough time with her pregnancy. She was planning on coming to my wedding, bought her dress, etc. So this is truly an extenuating circumstance. I feel so awful for her having to deal with this. She has dropped out of the wedding (which is a month away now) because of this. She let me know tonight of her decision.
One of my bridesmaids is also pregnant, having some complications, but is planning to be there. She hasn’t dropped out. My question is, I would like to ask one of my friends (from high school whom I have known for 10 plus years) to step in and join in my bridal party, taking the place of my maid of honor. I have known her for over 10 years, and we’e grown apart a bit but always kept in touch. I feel as though she would be most understanding of the issue, but I also don’t want to hurt her feelings by asking her to do this, this late in the game.
The reason I didn’t ask her to be a part of the bridal party initially was that she lives a bit far, doesnt know the rest of my bridal party (all the girls are college friends), and I didn’t want it to be awkward for her. Bottom line - I didn’t want to inconvenience her or put her in any awkward situations.
Now that I am so close to the day of the wedding, I am at a loss. I have one existing bridesmaid that is facing some pregnancy complications (right now she is able to be there), maid of honor can to be there, and I would love for my friend to be there on my day and take the place of my maid of honor. I just don’t know if I will hurt her feelings by asking her this late.
Any advice at all would be much appreciated!