Stassi Schroeder Reveals She 'Never Wanted to Have Bridesmaids'

January 30, 2020

Stassi Schroeder’s not holding back when it comes to the real tea about wedding planning. She recently revealed that when the planning first kicked off, she didn’t even want to have bridesmaids as a part of her special day.

Schroeder, 31, revealed in her bridal column for Glamour that despite what the people in her life thought, she was initially pretty passionate about not having her ladies standing up at the altar with her.

“I never wanted to have bridesmaids,” Schroeder revealed. “I love weddings. I love my friends, and I love being in my friends’ weddings, but I’ve always thought that having bridesmaids means more stress for the bride.”

She continued, “So when I first got engaged to my fiancé, Beau, I thought, why add extra work for myself? My friends will be at my wedding no matter what.”

Her friends, however, weren’t thrilled over this revelation. “When I told my friends that I didn’t want to have bridesmaids, though, they were livid,” Schroeder explained. “They were like, ‘Abso-f---ing-lutely not. We love you, and this means more to us than it does to you. If you don’t do bridesmaids, we’re going to kill you.”

When she eventually settled on having bridesmaids at her wedding, she was only able to narrow it down to nine, which was not an easy feat.

“It was hard to narrow down to just nine! I had to limit it to people who are a big part of my life right now, as well as Beau’s,” she said. “So my bridesmaids need to be people who’ve been around us as a couple. The friends who will continue to be in our lives after we’re married.”

Of course, there was drama surrounding the selection process, with a few of Schroeder’s friends feeling “salty” about not being picked. “There’s been some drama around who I asked to be a bridesmaid,” Schroeder admitted.

But Schroeder’s pre-planning jitters around having bridesmaids have since worn off for the “Vanderpump Rules” star. “My bridesmaids have already made the wedding planning experience so much better for me,” she said.

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