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Unsupportive Bridesmaid

My older sister, whom I asked to be a bridesmaid a year ago when I got engaged, has recently decided she might be out of the country during my wedding. She's been super non-supportive and jealous for the past few months and seems to avoid contacting me at all. How can I handle this? If she doesn't want to be a bridesmaid, I'd prefer that instead of all this drama.

I am so sorry to hear that you are having some trouble with your sister. Organising a wedding can be extremely stressful, and it is natural for you to want to feel supported by your bridesmaids. Although this maybe difficult for you, it is best to clear the air rather than letting your worry and…

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What Job Can I Give My Close Friends (Who Aren’t Bridesmaids)?

Initially my FH and I chose 2 people in our bridal party each. Now at this stage I am having 2 bridesmaids, but my fiancé had a really bad falling out with his best friend last yr and is now only having his brother as a groomsmen. I think it’s ok to have 2 BM…

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Knotties Tell All: The Cost Of Your Maid’s Style

We asked Knotties to share what their expectations are when it comes to their bridesmaid style budget.

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What To Do With Spouses?

Sorry — your wife is being incredibly selfish. We’re talking about your brother, your sibling, your flesh and blood, getting married. Unless he is especially close to your wife — and even if he is — there’s no rule that says he’s required to include her in the wedding party. It’s a nice gesture that…

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Okay For An Older Bride?

Think of it this way: Are you ever too old to have friends who stick by you, and who you would want by your side on such an important day in your life? Your friend’s comments were very insensitive, and you shouldn’t let her words get you down. You’ve waited a long time for this,…

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Can They Be Male?

If you’re set on a bridal shower, perhaps your mother or another female relative can plan and host the party. (You may have heard that this is a no-no, but these days, it’s no longer a faux pas for the bride’s mum to throw the shower.) You might also consider a couple shower for you…

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How To Tell A Friend She Isn’t One?

This is tough! Prepare for hurt feelings, because unless she feels the same way you do (that you’ve grown apart and it would be awkward for both of you if she was in your wedding), she’s going to be upset and maybe angry. The best way to do it is to be completely honest. Maybe…

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Can It Be Asymmetrical?

You’ve given us the opportunity to set the record straight once and for all: No, no, no, no. The sides don’t have to be equal. You can have four women stand up for you, and your groom can have three men. How will this work in the recessional, you ask? The last groomsman escorts a…

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Can I Have More Than One?

There’s absolutely no reason you can’t have two matrons of honour. Marital status makes no difference. If these are the two women you feel closest to and you want them by your side on your wedding day, then go for it. And, if you’re uncomfortable referring to them as matrons of honour because you’re concerned…

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Can I Choose Married Friends?

Yes, absolutely! The idea that a bride needs to be surrounded by unmarried women is ancient history, and unless all your closest friends do happen to be unwed, it might as well stay that way. There’s no reason you can’t ask a married friend to be a maid. You can refer to her as a…

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