BM doesn'tcare about anything :(

posted 3 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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720 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I don’t think you can really expect your BM to love everything you’re doing.  I honestly haven’t shared all that much about my wedding with BMs because they haven’t asked.  I’m not really expecting them to help with anything, other than showing up in the dress on the day of the wedding.  I’m also not doing any DIY, so that probably helps.

Post # 4
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402 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@Kimmer43:  This is why I don’t share too much information or ask too many opinions of my bridesmaids.  I go to my MOH with some things, but not all, and tend to stick to talking to FI or my mom about most decisions. 

Reason being A) your bridesmaids don’t care as much as you do about your wedding.  In fact, they probably barely care at all beyond being happy for you and excited for an open bar. And B) everyone is going to have different tastes, and I don’t want to hear people putting down my choices.

As far as your BM acting like she’s going out of her way to find a dress and show up–well, she IS going out of her way.  She’s setting that day aside for you, hunting for the right dress (one that makes her feel pretty but also one that will please you), and then paying for it with her own money. 

I’ve been a bridesmaid many times over, and to be honest, I can’t remember ever once jumping out of my skin with excitement to spend my money on a dress I didn’t pick out 😛 

Post # 5
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1747 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I completely thought I’d be one of those brides who had zero issues with bridesmaids….but trust me, even the most well-meaning, wonderful friends get side-tracked, distracted or otherwise, are just disinterested. It’s not a reflection of your friendship (as I’m still happily friends with all my girls) – it’s just life. And life gets in the way sometimes. 

I have to echo the sentiments of a previous poster. While it’s helpful to have people to bounce ideas off of and get a little extra help from when it’s truly needed…you can’t expect that they want to or should weigh in on everything. Flying to another city may not be in her budget, she may not have time, or she may just not want to…but you have to be ok with that. You are so very much allowed to be disappointed, but you shouldn’t be angry at her. If I were in your shoes…I would let this go.

Post # 7
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7654 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Kimmer43:  First of all, welcome to the Hive 🙂

Did you specifically chose to go to that city because your BM lives there and she said yes to dress shopping? Since I am going to assume no, and that there will be other people you know, then I would just take them or go alone. I know it sucks going alone, but your BM may be truly busy or just really doesn’t want to go. Honestly, as a MOH, if my friend had asked me to go dress shopping with her I would have (reluctantly) agreed. I don’t care to look at dresses for my own wedding, much less anyone else’s wedding.

It doesn’t mean she is a bad BM, or you made the wrong choice in choosing her. She just isn’t as excited as you are, and that is ok. I would let it go. It isn’t a reflection on if she will support you the day of or not.

Post # 8
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4819 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@lizardloo:  yeah this. I was sooo not happy when all us girls (unengaged) talked about our future weddings/ ideas and then when 1 got engaged, she used several unique ideas I had brainstormed- then when I was like “oh yeah, I found that in…” I was shut down- with “you’re not engaged”. So from then on- I was not interested in anything wedding related becasue I felt like a lessor to her.

Post # 10
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7654 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Kimmer43:  It does suck, and you know what? If she says anything again about not being included I would remind her of this trip and tell her you tried to include her.

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