Being asked to be a friend's maid of honor is a huge bonding moment, and while the role itself can be stressful, it's also a huge symbolic moment for a friendship. Because of the huge symbolism - both at the ceremony itself, but also in the days leading up to the wedding, a lot of brides face stress about which friend to crown as maid of honor.
The last thing you need while planning a wedding is the added stress of division or jealousy among your closest friends, which is why many women opt to have a sister or family member fill the role, if they have one close enough.
AITA for bowing out of my best friend's wedding party after she demoted me from Maid of Honor?
Hi there Reddit, this past Saturday I think I may have screwed up a good relationship in my life.