Here, Experts Give Their Best Advice on How to Make Telling Someone They’re Not a Bridesmaid as Cringe-less as Possible:
Be 100 percent honest—sort of.
Here’s the deal: you definitely don’t want to lie when you’re explaining why you didn’t pick your pal as a bridesmaid, but you also don’t need to be so brutally blunt that it’s cruel. As Los Angeles-based psychologist Dr. Yvonne Thomas says, “It is important to be honest because the truth can get discovered and you will then be seen as an untrustworthy type of individual even if you’re not if you weren’t sincere with the person. Out of respect to her, try to be upfront and real when explaining the situation.”