How to handle sticky situations with grace, including what to do when you can't afford to buy the dress that the bride wants, you're the only bridesmaid who isn't close with the rest of the girls, and more.By: Sharon Naylor
Dilemma: The bride can never make up her opinion about what she wants, and it's affecting the bridesmaids' plans. Time is running out!
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It sounds like the bride is overwhelmed by too many options and she doesn’t want to make any mistakes that she'll regret. Without confidence, she’s likely to stall until the last minute.
What to do: Help her make a list of things she doesn't want. For example, if she's working on centerpieces, she can include that she hates greenery, bright pops of color, etc. This will give her a sense of accomplishment and help her get over that initial hurdle of where to start.
If she's still leaving things until the last minute: Gently remind her that the bridesmaids can't start on their tasks and fulfill them well if they're waiting and rushing around for her to make up her mind. When she hears that her stall tactics are stressing everyone out, she may work harder to make decisions in a timely manner.
When she finally decides on something, tell her to stop looking at Pinterest images from that category! It'll only make her second-guess herself.