What to Do When a Bridesmaid Drops Out Last Minute

With weeks or days to go until your wedding, your friend approaches with bad news: She can't continue on as your bridesmaid. Talk about a nightmare scenario! And while your instinct to freak out is totally understandable, there's a better, expert-approved action plan.

No matter what, it's important to talk your plan through with your former 'maid. You'll need to "come up with a plan of how to address the drop out," says Wright, who points out "her absence may be obvious to your guests and you want to make sure you are prepared to handle questions in a suitable fashion before you are wearing white, trying to celebrate your wedding."

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