I love my friends. However, now that we’re entering the all-things-weddings phase of our lives – we’re all wifed up and will probably all be getting married within a few years of each other – the bridesmaid drama is just beginning. I spoke to Bachelorette-alum Rachel Lindsay at The Knot’s registry house in Southampton to see if she had any tips on avoiding the drama.
From cross-country flights to that careful dance of who needs to be included and who will understand if they don’t make the final cut, the whole experience has felt a bit like walking on eggshells. Important decisions need to be made, but you still need to factor in the feelings of some of your closest friends. However, if anyone knows how to navigate a group of emotional women and maintain the peace, it’s the survivor of a dating show with 25 competitive ladies. “I’ll tell you how I deal with it,” Lindsay told me. “I don’t have any bridesmaids.” Suddenly, it was like a flip switched, the skies opened up and I finally felt free. No bridesmaids!! In this overwhelming era of bride squads and bride babes, I can’t believe I didn’t realize nixing this tradition–a groundbreaking move, was even an option.