(Closed) BRAG about your bridesmaids!

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
11752 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Love this thread!  My BMs – just want Fiance and I to be happy!!!! πŸ™‚

Post # 5
189 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

My two bridesmaids are amazing, one is even coming all the way from America to be with me on my big day. Couldn’t ask for better friends


Post # 6
428 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

You are the sweetest person on here! Lord knows I have had my bad Bridesmaid or Best Man moments but they aren’t even that bad. I have plenty to brag about though.

1. All of them were onboard with whatever I wanted them to wear. I even joked about putting them in this gorgeous giraffe print dress from Shabby Apple and without hesitation they said “whatever you want nicole” I would have gone with that dress but our theme does not include wild animals. Wouldn’t go great with a rustic theme!

2. Our wedding party told us to make a list of things they can help with. All of my BM’s have been on top of every task. Some more than others but we have plenty of time.

3. my Maid/Matron of Honor and my sisters have been amazing at giving me honest opinions without personal biased.

4. I know many of them have been behind the scenes helping my mom with my bridal shower.

I’m sure there’s more that I’m forgetting but you get the point!

Post # 7
4194 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

I have two Matrons of Honor (didn’t want to differentiate, when it’s just two), and they have been fantastic!! I kept their “responsibilities” pretty simple- buy a dress, they said up front they would plan my shower, come to the bachelorette if you can, and show up on time for the wedding. πŸ™‚

One lives an hour away, the other three, and they’ve been amazing when I’ve needed feedback on things- I think it’s been fun for both of them. I haven’t asked them for help with any projects- one volunteered to help with flowers the day before, because she loves doing it.

I know they have busy lives, and while they’re excited for me/to be a part of my wedding, it’s MY life, not theirs. I appreciate everything they’ve done for me (they blew me away with my shower- a perfect day), and I’m so blessed to have them in my life. πŸ™‚

Post # 8
2077 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I don’t really have bridesmaids, but the ladies that are helping me out for the day of our marriage and the reception (and will be honored with corsages) the following day are so wonderful.

My BBFL:  She’s always excited to hear anything new that I’ve accomplished, even the smallest details.  It makes me giddy to know that she’s going to notice every little personal touch the day of.  Not to mention, she’s helping my oldest sister plan my bachelorette party and is so excited she can hardly contain herself.  Haha She’s my biggest shoulder to lean on, and I’m so thankful she’s in my life.

My littest sister:  She’s turning 12 in July and has SO many ideas.  She’s bummed that we’re not having a traditional wedding, but she’s making due.  πŸ˜‰  Everytime I see her she asks me whether I’m going to do this or that for the wedding, she’s genuinly curious.  It’s adorable.

My cousin:  She’s a hairdresser and I asked her if I could hire her to do my hair for the wedding.  She told me that she’d love to, but it would be a gift to me and I wouldn’t need to pay her for it.  I’m going to give her a gift and honor her as if she were a bridesmaid anyway, but the offer for her services as a gift is so thoughtful.

I’m so lucky to have these gals. πŸ™‚

Post # 9
103 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Well, I started out with 3 bridesmaids and now I will end up with 1, and she was not even one of the origional 3!!!

But, she is WONDERFUL!  She has been part of everything that we have done, when it was time to get her dress, she was right on it, she has been happy to hang out and help with anything!  In my opinion, we could never pull this wedding off without my bridesmaid and his grooms-chic!  They are the best and I will never be able to thank them enough!

Post # 10
1415 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I love this idea! My Maid/Matron of Honor has been awesome–any time I bring up any wedding planning and how stressed I am, she says over and over to let her know if I need help researching or doing anything. All my ‘maids bought their dresses with ZERO complaints and in fact complimented me on how pretty they are. My Maid/Matron of Honor even went above and beyond to track one down in her size since they were quickly selling out. They have all shown nothing but excitement and support for me and my fiance, and I know they will be wonderful to have by my side on the big day. Less than five months to go!

Post # 12
406 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Two of my bridesmaids are taking time off work and flying to see me, just so we can go dress shopping!  Love them. 

Post # 13
615 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

YES. I was totally going to make a thread just like this one! I’ve definitely noticed the increase in bridesmaid rant/drama discussions, and it never occurred to me how bad it could get. I feel so bad for those who feel let down by their relationships and wedding experience where bridesmaids are concerned. My bridesmaids were phenomenal. I’ll admit that I went into my wedding planning with very few expectations of my bridesmaids. As in, I just wanted them to show up in the dress I picked out with them. That’s it. But they absolutely blew me away.

– My Maid/Matron of Honor lives across the country (Florida) and she took time off work and flew in to Seattle for a few days solely to be with me to help shop for her bridesmaid dress. WHO DOES THAT?!

– No one made a peep about the vision I had for the bridesmaid attire. They bought their dresses, got alterations, and shoes without a single complaint. I did not require them to get their hair or makeup done and told them to do whatever they wanted, and they still went out of their way to look beautiful on my big day. =]

– The girls treated me to a blow out bachelorette party. Shots at 10AM, dozens of cupcakes from an amazing new cupcake shop, gourmet meals all over downtown Seattle, a freaking penthouse suite at the top of a gorgeous hotel (which they decorated for hours and filled with all of my most favorite snacks and beverages!), a stunning floral arrangement delivered to me at our suite, a night out on the town and all the drinks I wanted in the world. Not to mention drunk pizza at 4AM and McDonald’s in the morning for my hangover. I wanted to cry. I mean, I love my girls so much, I would have been happy with a potluck dinner and a dive bar. They just went above and beyond.

– When my hair stylist cancelled on me FOUR DAYS BEFORE MY WEDDING [email protected]!*&#^;’ my bridesmaids had my BACK. They not only agreed to bail me out of jail for hunting the gal down (except for my Maid/Matron of Honor who said, “Eff that, I’ll be right in there with you!”), but they rallied, told me to forget about it entirely, and spent the next two days playing phone tag and calling dozens of salons. I didn’t have to lift a finger. They ended up booking the most talented, sweetheart of a stylist to make a house call on the morning of my wedding and all of our hair styles were FABULOUS.

– All of my bridesmaids took the day before my wedding off work so that they could help me set up my venue. I didn’t even have to ask.

– My girls slept over with me at my house the night before my wedding and stayed up with me till 1AM while I finished some last minute projects. I continually told them to go to bed because we were all exhausted after setting up and the rehearsal dinner, but they refused to leave my side until I was done for the night. It… meant a lot.

– On my wedding day, they knew what I wanted before I knew it myself. Every time I was about to open my mouth to ask for something, it was there waiting. No joke. Chaser for my shots. Lipstick. My earrings. It was like magic.

– At the reception, my wine glass was never empty. Every time I turned around, one of my bridesmaids had a full glass o’ vino (or a flask) waiting for me.

– My maids left their SOs, dinner, and drinks to help me and my husband with our wedding photos out at the lake. No one asked them to get up and leave to join me, they just did.

– They danced and partied and drank with me all night long, even up to the point where we left our venue and went dive bar hopping till 3AM. Troopers.

– They helped me pee in my massive ballgown. (‘Nuff said.)

There is so much more I could rave about, and more than ever, I realize I am so lucky I have such wonderful friends in my life. What’s more is that I get to see these girls (with the exception of my MOH) on a regular basis and they’re just the most amazing ladies I could have asked for. (In fact, one of my bridesmaids bought a house right next to mine down the street. Talk about happily ever after, hahaha!) This weekend I’m going to let each of my bridesmaids know how much their love and effort still mean to me even though my wedding day was months ago. =]

Post # 14
347 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I couldn’t be happier with the choices I made! I decided to stick to family: my two sisters, and my three cousins (who I grew up with so, they are like sisters to me).

1) Dress shopping was pretty painless: While I would have loved them all to pick the same dress, they are all different shapes and sizes. I chose the colour (which they all loved) and let them decide on everything else. I was thinking cocktail-length dresses because they are more easily re-wearable and less expensive, but they all agreed that full-length was much more suitable for a Canadian November wedding, and that they all felt like movie stars!

2) They ALL live out of town. And when I say out of town, I mean my sisters live 5 hours away, and my cousins live in my hometown which is half way across the country! STILL, they insist on being at all the major events, and have been a huge help!

3) They are throwing me TWO showers. One by my cousins, in my hometown, and one in Toronto where I currently live, done by my mother and my two sisters.

4) My cousins are FLYING to Toronto to attend my shower and bachelorette, which is only 6 weeks before the wedding, where they will fly back again!

I really am blessed to have such amazing bridesmaids and I can’t wait to celebrate with them on my wedding day! I have already bought them pretty generous gifts, but I am thinking of also paying for their makeup as a token of my appreciation because they have been truly amazing!

Post # 15
701 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My bridesmaids rock!! I am in two other weddings this year and the bridesmaids are annoying…one Maid/Matron of Honor was even trying to talk the bride out of her colors. Who does that?

Post # 16
569 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My bridesmaids are four of my closest friends and they are fab. All have said they will wear whatever I like (the phrase “I’d wear a binbag if you wanted!” came up several times). Between them they have come dress-shopping, bought me fun wedding-related gifts, pored over wedding magazines, listened to my ideas, cooed over dress pictures, and they also threw me the most amazing hen party. They have banned me from doing anything except getting ready on the day. One is making my something blue and another is making all the jam for the favours – I asked her to help me and she is insisting on making it and getting the jars and will NOT let me contribute! I love them all so much and can’t wait to have them there with me on the day.

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