Q: Only two of my bridesmaids can go to my girls' weekend in Vegas. Should I say something to the three who are bailing?

A: This is one of those times when silence is golden. Your maids are probably skipping the Vegas getaway because of financial issues, work obligations or time constraints. Truth is, these kinds of weekends are really difficult to pull off even for the most loyal friends. Talking to them about their decision not to go would only make all of you feel uncomfortable. Instead, schedule some local fun with the girls who can't leave town.

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