Okay. So you're moving ahead with your wedding preparations and you've chosen some wonderful gal pals to be your bridesmaids. You love them all and are so happy they can be a part of your wedding. The problem is they don't all seem to get along with each other. Why can't they just be best of friends like you are with each of them?
The short answer is, of course, not everyone is always going to get along. Ideally, you have chosen those women in your life who will make your day more special and meaningful. That is a key point to remember. Selecting bridesmaids can be fun yet challenging. After all, sometimes brides feel obligated to have family members or others who wouldn't necessarily be a first choice. Consider all your options and the potential outcomes and then choose wisely. There is no right or wrong here. Nor is there a magic number of bridesmaids you have to have. Ultimately, your decision comes through thought and insight and what feels right to you.
In addition to the selection process, understand that your bridesmaids don't have to be best friends with each other and that it isn't your job to try to make it so. In fact, in most instances it's best to stay outside of any drama that may unfold among your bridesmaids. Assuming they are all adults and it doesn't directly affect you, allow them to work out any issues on their own. Try not to get caught up in any negative talk or emotions that may surface either. Your bridesmaids are there to support you and keep you happy and having fun. Keeping that in the forefront of your mind and reminding them every so often why you chose them, will help keep everybody moving in the right direction.