By the looks of previous "venting" threads, this doesnt seem to be an unusal topic. One of my best friends who was my third bridesmaid just bailed on us. Her excuse was because her husband couldnt make it and she didnt want to go without him. However, I think it has to do with finances and shes just using that as another excuse. The sad part is I have been engaged for over a year and she said "yes" to being a bridesmaid and was confirmed for a whole YEAR and now decides to back out. I dont even know what to say to her right now, its almost like it has hurt our friendship. Also, I do not even know who I could ask to be our third bridesmaid now. I feel like its so late minute and I dont want them to feel like a "replacement".
Also, just wanted to make another added touch that everyone else always yes "yes, of course we'll be there" but then when it comes time to pay your deposit, they back out.
At this point I have a two sided opinon a) I accept the fact if they cant afford to go to the wedding but I almost feel like boycotting them for telling us this whole time they'll be there and then they back out last minute! I guess it takes a destination wedding to see who your "real" friends are! GEESH.
Let me know if anyone else is having this problem and what your doing!