Dear Fellow Brides,
I could use some advice. This summer my dad was diagnosed with brain cancer. As such, my fiance and I are having a very small wedding (25 people). It will be very very simple and I won't be having a bridal party, but for the sake of my Church I do need to have a witness/official maid of honor. Right now my dad is the priority and there will be no planning for the MOH, no showers, bachelorettes, etc. I don't even care what she wears. All she has to do is witness the wedding and be sure I don't trip on my dress. So.....I asked my best friend of 12 years if she would do this for me.....and she said no......she didn't give a reason. I was so shocked I didn't know what to even say or what to ask. She knows that my family is overwhelmed right now and I thought she would be there for me in this simple way. Just hurt. Any advice on how to handle the situation?