Post # 1
Sorry for the Celine. It popped in my head as soon as I clicked “Write a Post”.
I was just wondering if anyone else has ALL out-of-area bridesmaids? I live north of Baltimore, and I have one sister/bm three hours away at college, a sister/bm living in California, a sister/jr bm living near Chicago, my moh in Norfolk VA, a bm in Savannah GA, and a bridesman (bridesdude?) also in CA.
It has always bummed me out a bit, but now that I am elbow-deep in all things “wedding,” I am seriously sad news bears. I moved about an hour from where I used to live when FI (ps what does that stand for haha?) and I got a house a year and a half ago, and then all my closest people moved far far away while we were nesting. In that time, I really didn’t see some of my not-as-close friends, and I’ve had a hard time meeting new friends in the area (I’m a semi-city girl, smack in some very conservative suburbs).
I had some major waterworks the other day when I realized probably none of my bridespeoples would be at my bridal shower. Anyone else feeling the “where are my bridesmaids?” blues?
Post # 3
My MOH lives in Delaware, my other bridesmaid lives in Tennessee, I live in New Mexico…..so yup, in a similar situation. It would have been great to have them along dress shopping but I took pictures and e-mailed them, they e-mailed me picts of them in bridesmaid’s dresses. I don’t know that I have the blues over it, just making the best of what is, but if I had the ability to change the situation I would. 🙂 I figure it will just be that much nicer on the day of the wedding to have them around.
Post # 4
I’m in Ohio, I have one in Cali, one in Utah, one in Indy, one up in Columbus and one about 20 mins away. Facebook and email has helped a bunch because I can send them links to what I’m looking at and I get their opinion.
Post # 5
I live in Nashville and everyone of my bridesmaids was in Mass or NY so I totally understand. I actually went up to Boston for my bridal shower. It made more sense for me to go to them rather than allll of them to come to me. The wedding was in Boston too. My husband and I are both from there originally. These things happen when you grow up and move on to your own life and move away. But I’m sure your girls all still love you and want to support you and be there for you in any way they can! Don’t get too down in the dumps.
Post # 6
Yep. None of my bridesmaids are in the same city, and none of them are in my city. But so far it’s worked out just fine.
Post # 6
don’t worry you are not alone, my MOH lives 4 hours far from my town, 1 of my bridesmaid and two of my flower girls lives in Sri Lanka so 13 hours flight … but i’m happy to have them by my side on my big day
Post # 7
2 of my Bms are out of area but 3 of them live nearby. Having said that I dont really need them to be close to me at the moment, all their duties will be on the weddind weekend, I dont need anything from them until then.
Post # 8
i don’t really have anything for them to do right now. i just miss everyone! and i am absolutely so happy and grateful that they are going to be sharing in the big day with me. maybe it was that most of them moved within a few months of each other. i think i just wish i had those closest to me around to get excited and stuff with.
Good news is that I am going to go visit MOH for new years. Very excited for that! She can also relate, all but one of her BMs, including me, lived far away.
Post # 9
I live in Colorado, and the only other person who lives here and will be attending the wedding is FH. One bridesmaid in California, two in Texas, and one in NY. I’m not even going to bother having a bridal shower. With the utter lack of friends we’ve made since we moved to the area, and how hard it would be to invite someone from out-of-state, there’s just no point in wasting the money on it.
I’m pretty much planning everything entirely by myself. I don’t have a problem doing it. But it is a bit of a downer that I couldn’t have my friends to come over and help, or just do a girly night out if I need my mind off it, even if I wanted to.