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In the Media – On Firing a Bridesmaid (Brides.com)

Published: January 15, 2017 | Last Updated: February 10, 2017 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading
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January 15, 2017

Obviously, firing a bridesmaid is a last resort. You chose this person because you felt close to her and now she’s disappointed you. Perhaps, she has been neglectful, passive aggressive, or doesn’t play well with others.

Writing for Brides magazine, journalist Jillian Kramer framed advice on “How To Break Up With a Bade Bridesmaid.”

She writes:

A bad bridesmaid can wreck — or at least take some of the enjoyment away from — an otherwise wonderful wedding planning process.

“A bad bridesmaid can waste time the bride doesn’t have, and is likely to upset other members of the wedding party,” explains Irene S. Levine, Ph.D., friendship expert and founder of The Friendship Blog.

“Responsibilities you were counting on her to fulfill will need to be delegated to someone else, perhaps even at the last minute. And no one wants to have to walk on tiptoes out of fear that they’ll set someone off.”

In the article, Kramer offers practical advice about how to handle this tricky situation. You can read the article in its entirety on Brides.com

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  1. Sheryl says:

    This is very timely…definitely going to forward it to my future-DIL – just in case!

  2. Jarod says:

    Admittedly, I’ve never dealt with this situation and never will, but I’ve read similar articles where the Bride expects too much from the bridesmaids, usually the need to pay for expensive pre-wedding stuff. Of course, the bride never sees herself as the problem.

    To me, you should never ask someone to be in your wedding unless you’re 100% sure they’re among your best friends and can be trusted.

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