My only bridesmaid, my best friend, has dropped out because of financial reasons which she is grossly over-estimating. I said that I understood and was ok with it. Part of me thinks there's something else going on because it's not going to cost $350 for hair, dress, and shoes as she said. She can pick any dress she wants (some as low as $79), $10 for shoes at Payless or what she already has, and she can do her own hair.
I can't afford to pay for it and if I do for one, I'd have to do for all of them. I did ask another good friend to take her place. I debated in the beginning over whether or not to ask her because she's actually my ex husband's cousin, but down one girl- I figured it can't hurt and she can decide if she would feel comfy doing it.
I'm bummed out.