Venting - MOH can't come to the wedding
My MOH has accepted a job overseas in the USA. It is something she has always wanted and has worked hard for - I remember chatting about working stateside when we were at school!
Trouble is, she is unable to return for my wedding this summer as it is during a busy period when she cannot take leave. I have a couple of months to go - the numbers for the venue have not been finalised etc. so it is not an 'inconvenience', just a huge shame.
I would never get in the way of my friend achieving her dream for one day - we were even chatting about how great it would be if she got the job a month ago (without knowing what it meant for the wedding haha), but I am absolutely devastated.
Since she broke the news I am surprised at how much I have lost interest in the wedding. The idea of going to the hen party (which she was planning and now cannot attend as she is leaving soon), choosing decor, trying on my dress etc. etc. all without her just makes me want to cry. I have other lovely bridesmaids to be there with me and my fantastic mother - but I never thought I would be getting married without my best friend.
I know I have to be grown up about this, making her feel guilty would not be fair and I have told her I'm OK; but the truth is I really am not. Thanks for reading my vent, any tips for dealing with this would be much appreciated!
A Sad Bride