Post # 1
I’m engaged but also have the honor of being my sister’s Maid/Matron of Honor this coming Sept. I’d love to hear feedback from you all lovely brides-to-be or married ladies : what was the BEST thing your MOH/Bridesmaids/any friends/family did for you while you were engaged? For example, someone gave me a tip to address the envelopes that she will send thank you notes in for her shower!
Thanks so much!
Post # 3
Be supportive and ready for anything.
My girls and guy were AMAZING at making sure that the day was about my Darling Husband and I. They took care of everything the day of. Even making sure I didn’t know about my Brother and his SIL fighting (and apparently it was a HUGE fight…)
I also NEVER had to worry about them not doing what I asked them to do…or didn’t ask them to do. They ordered their dresses/suits on time and if there were issues…they did not let me know.
Hope This Helps
Post # 4
I am roughly halfway through my engagement, so I don’t have a complete answer yet, but the best thing my Maid/Matron of Honor has done so far is just to listen to me, provide ideas and support, and express her excitement about me getting married and her involvement in the big day.
I vented to her this weekend about some wedding planning tasks that I am stressed about, and she said, with confidence, that she will take care of me and help make sure that I look beautiful and it is a happy day. It made me feel much, much better.
I have not actually had her do anything yet, but the emotional support has been invaluable. I think it’s so sweet that you’re even asking this question. She is fortunate to have such a nice sister!
Post # 5
lol Probably the people who kept my mom from freaking out!
Post # 6
I have two things:
1) Helping to pay for a significant part of the wedding without offering input/judgement/opinions/favors/demands/etc. It’s one thing to offer money with conditions and contigencies but another to give it of your own free will for the B+G to spend as they like.
2) Offering help and being non-judgemental/helpful/considerate while offering (and without any conditions/contigencies/demands). I don’t have a bridal party but I’ve had several wonderful friends offer to pitch in with DIY projects or offer suggestions when solicited, like where to find a particular material or item. I’ve had people volunteer only to foist their opinions and to live vicariously through us and the whole wedding thing, but that’s more of a hindrance than anything else.