While you can hope and cross your fingers that your bridesmaids will have your back no matter what and will work overtime to help you out rather than stress you out, you might not get that lucky. Sometimes bridesmaids can be a major cause of wedding drama and chaos, leaving you wondering why all of your gal pals can't just get along. If you feel like your bridesmaids are stressing you out more than helping you out, here are five surefire ways you can tell.
1. You Want to Avoid Them
If you're finding yourself not eager to email or call your bridesmaids so that you can avoid any premature wedding fights or drama, you might be avoiding them because your bridal party is starting to make your wedding feel like pure chaos.
2. They Are Making You Want to Elope
All of a sudden, you may find yourself wanting to pull the plug on your big elaborate wedding and run off and elope instead, without a bridal party that seems to be giving you way more attitude and opinions than help.
3. You're Rolling Your Eyes at Their Calls
When you see one of their names pop up on your phone, you find yourself rolling your eyes and ignoring the call so that you don't have to listen to complaints or excuses as to why they can't make it to a pre-wedding event or help out with a task that you asked them to take on.
4. You're Dreading the Wedding Day
Mostly, you are finding yourself dreading the morning of your wedding when all of the bridesmaids are getting ready together in the same room. While that time should be fun and stress-free, you're worried about starting your wedding day with a royal headache.
5. You are Wondering if You Can Fire Them
Maybe you are starting to think that one or two of your bridesmaids weren't the best choice, and if there's a way to ask them to step down from their bridesmaid duties and just come to the wedding as a guest instead. If this is the case, it's likely that you and the 'maid (or 'maids) in question need to have a heart to heart.