Originally Posted by LaurenCieply
So I am sure many of you may have been or are in this situation. When I brought up having a destination wedding mostly everyone was in, however, now that it is a reality some of my very best friends may be unable to go. (one just found out she is pregnant, the other is not sure about affording it..etc). So I am having an informal reception back home. Can I still honor my girls who are unable to go? Or is this kinds weird since they technically will not be at my wedding.
My thoughts were have everyone buy a certain color formal dress (not exact but matching) and then before the party/reception back here get some pictures taken professionally so I have some of my closest friends with my dress. We will not have a bridal table or anything, but maybe I can call them my VIP crew or something funny.
Let me know your ideas:) Thanks for all your helps girls:)
I'm i a similar position to you: My maid of honour to be; became pregnant just after we booked up for our wedding. The baby will be approx 10mths when we travel but as we are coming from the UK (11 hour flight) she didn't want to subject the rest of the passengers to a whiny baby and also thought it wasn't fair on the baby. Whilst i am disappointed she cant come, i am over the moon for her.
I will be involving her completely with finding my dress, the other bridesmaids dresses and any other planning. I will also buy her a gift along with the other girls.
Do what you feel comfortable with and I'm sure your girls would love to be involved in the final outcome of your day