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MOB Monday: Bridesmaid Snub

Our resident wedding etiquette expert, Leslie Milk, Washingtonian lifestyle editor and author of It’s Her Wedding But I’ll Cry If I Want To: A Survival Guide for the Mother of the Bride, answers questions from and about MOBs (or MOGs!)


My future daughter-in-law didn’t ask my daughter (her fiance’s sister) to be a bridesmaid. My daughter doesn’t seem to mind, but I’m pretty hurt. Do I speak up or let this slide?

Your daughter may be secretly thrilled that she doesn’t have to buy a dress she doesn’t like and probably won’t look good on her. She may not relish the prospect of participating in bridal showers and the bachelorette festivities. Being a bridesmaid for anyone but your nearest and dearest can be an overrated pleasure.

Do you have a wedding etiquette question for Leslie? E-mail kforrest@washingtonian.com and we’ll get you the answer!

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