How to Quit as Bridesmaid!



I was so excited to have been asked to be part of a debate in Perfect Wedding magazine this month. It’s the first time Bespoke Bride had been in print and it was an issue that was quite close to my heart. I was asked how I felt about sacking your bridesmaid and although this has never happened to me personally I have had the shoe on the other foot and have in fact quit as someones bridesmaid.

When one of my best friends asked me to be her bridesmaid I was ecstatic, I was so excited for her and I couldn’t wait to be part of her special day. At first I wanted to be involved in every way possible helping to choose dresses, making stationery and other decor. Her and her fiance wanted to marry abroad so it started to get a little expensive and being a student I was struggling to pay for the costs but I was determined to go as she was my best friend. As time went on and the costs mounted a couple of people started to drop out and I found myself being stuck in a position where I was going to have to pay extra for a room as the person I would be staying with had also dropped out. I was feeling the financial burden but I didn’t want to let her down. I have to admit things had started to get on top of me, not to mention I was also months away from handing in my dissertation at university so I was super stressed!