*This is not my issue.
I'm asking for an acqaintance.
So one of my acqaintances is getting married at the end of the year She originally asked 4 girls to be bridesmaids. They all originally accepted. After weeks go by, they all drop out one by one for whatever reason (i.e. financial problems, sick relatives, work issues, etc.) As each person declined she never once thought to ask someone to replace a girl because she still had x amount of bridesmaids left.
However, now she has no bridemaids. Meanwhile her fiance has 3 groomsmen. She isn't planning on asking any other girls to be in her bridal party because she doesn't want to offend anyone and she doesn't want to be disappointed if someone drops out again. But I know she feels really hurt not having anyone stand by her side. She really only wants atleast one bridesmaid. I think it's also getting to her that her fiance has three groosmen and she hears them bonding over wedding things and she no one.
Considering that she now has no bridesmaids due to dropouts, and her fiance ha 3 groomsmen do you think this is a scenario in which it would be ok for her to ask one other friend to be in a wedding party? Or would it still be considered a faux pas since essentially the ones she would ask are "second class" friends?
Again, even though it would mean a lot for her to have someone there she decided that asking someone else at this point would be in poor taste even though her other 4 girls declined.