Bridesmaid announced she's pregnant and due a week after wedding
Just want to get some opinions/support. I announced my engagement over 6 months ago and asked one of my closest friends from university to be a bridesmaid. She said she was thrilled and felt honoured to have been asked. As girly chats go, we always talk about our futures etc and she very much alluded to the fact that babies were a while off for her. However,she is pregnant, the baby was very much planned and is due a week after my wedding, which means she is more than likely now unable to be a bridesmaid (I am fine with this) but also is likely to mean that she is now also unable to attend my wedding full stop.
Whilst I am thrilled for her and her husband, I feel so sad and a little heartbroken that this person is now likely to not be part of my wedding. I don't have a massive group of girlfriends and it was so important and special for me that she was a part of it - saying I feel let down sounds so incredibly awful - I know babies are a joy. I haven't demanded anything from my bridesmaids - I wanted them to just enjoy the experience with me. It's just timing which has made me so sad - if the baby was due a couple of weeks before or after, then she would likely still be able to make it.
Has anyone experienced this and known how to deal with it? I am being an adult and trying to not let it affect our friendship - and I know everyone will say babies trump weddings - but I was so there for her wedding a couple of years ago and I just wanted it to be one day where she would 100% support me in person.
Advice would be great. Thanks in advance.