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Bride asks for advice after demoting bridesmaid to have an even number of groomsmen.

Bride asks for advice after demoting bridesmaid to have an even number of groomsmen.

A bride is getting criticized online for "demoting" one of her bridesmaids in order to have her desired bridesmaid-to-groomsman ratio. The demotee is understandably mad. She posted her story in an Etiquette and Advice forum for brides, that has since made its way to the Wedding Shaming subreddit.

I originally had a bridal party of 9 bridesmaids, 9 groomsmen, and 4 members of the house party (2 guys and 2 women). The house party will be part of the pictures, sit at the table with me. Everything is the same except for during the ceremony—the house party will welcome everyone into the ceremony, and sit in the first row. Our wedding space is too narrow, so asking everyone to stand would make things too crowded. Hence, why we thought of a house party.

FAST FWD: One of the groomsmen will no longer be part of the wedding party and one of the house party members will not either. So, I asked one of my friends who is part of the bridal party—if she would be willing to be a part of the house party because of what I just explained. She did not take it well and stated she would rather not be in the wedding at all because she will be angry inside during the wedding. I need help! I'm so stressed. I was just trying to make things even.

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