Friday, July 30, 2010
Sacking the Bridal Party
We cancelled our destination wedding after nearly having a mental breakdown trying to organise the silly thing. Fair enough since we had just bought our own business at the time and were trying to learn to work together and run a business, never mind organizing a wedding as well. So even though the 'saves the dates' had been sent and I felt like a knob, I told the 85 people that RSVP'd that their little holiday to Thailand was postponed - indefinitely.
That was 4 years ago. At the time, my partner and I asked 3 people each to be our attendants (and we have been attendants at their weddings). Now, I'm still friends with all of the people, just not to the same degree and I only want one of them next to me on my big day. Fickle I know. But over the years our needs have toned down and that's the reality of my feelings.
So how do I tell our bridal party that they have been given the flick from our new and improved wedding?
from the new and improved fuss free bride.
Hey, at least you're not replacing the sacked members of your bridal party with new-and-improved versions. That would be fickle.
Just tell em the truth. Or...part of the truth. You're four years older, you're throwing a different wedding, and you've simply decided to simplify.
(Image via YIMMY'S YAYO)