Well before COVID, I had been thinking that I asked too many girls to be my BMs. I have 7 BMs, and I felt the overwhelmingness of it especially during my bridal dress appointments. It was stressful to say the least. No one had my back.
Now with this whole COVID thing, I have realized what's most important to me and people pleasing is not one of those. I am considering eloping on my original date and having a wedding celebration later this year (or next depending on what life looks like). I am feeling like I don't want that many BMs. I don't know how to explain it. With the elopement, I think I just now rather have a smaller more intimate bridal party. Honestly, I didn't even want to ask a couple girls to be BMs but I felt forced to - again people pleaser.
Has anyone gone/ is going through this? How did you "unask" your bridesmaids? Were they upset? The BM dresses are nonrefundable, but I was planning on paying the girls back for the dress.
COVID SUCKS! UGH!