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Letting a Bridesmaid Go: Part III

by admin on September 19, 2011 in Bridal Party, Communication with No Comments

Reaching out specifically to your bridesmaids rather than focusing on yourself can disarm and hopefully prevent much backlash from wedding stress. Honor their strengths. Rather than having all bridesmaids attend all planning functions, take your stylish friend dress shopping with you, take your culinary friend cake searching, ask your travel friend for honeymoon destination advice. Give them permission to be who they are. Remind them why your friendships with them make you a better bride.

The Sweet Christian Bride
The Sweet Christian Bride

Letting a Bridesmaid Go: Part II

by admin on September 16, 2011 in Bridal Party, Communication with No Comments

For issues of offense, my advice would be to act closely in line with the Matthew 18 principle of reproof. 1) Have a one-on-one conversation with your bridesmaid about the offense she has committed. This conversation should be sensitive in timing, location, and approach, but it should address the offense, the consequences of the offense, the request for correction in behavior, and the offer for help (if appropriate). 2) If your bridesmaid is resistant to your reproof, bring a legitimate third party who can gently corroborateyour claims. 3) Under the unfortunate occurrence that your bridesmaid is unwilling to acknowledge or correct her offense, consider taking the matter to the church, which could mean talking with her to a pastor or a Christian counselor or whatever is most appropriate.

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