Post # 1
Hey bees, I am having a hard time with my wedding party! I’m a younger bride at 22, so maybe that is the reason my bridesmaids aren’t helping me, with anything. (Because theyre young too!) My Maid/Matron of Honor lives in another state, so there is only so much she can do, but she’s the best friend I have ever had and couldn’t imagine standing next to anyone else. The bms all have different body shapes, so I gave them the color and the fabric I want, and let them choose. All of them liked the same dress, but they ALL ordered it in sizes way to small.. My moh and one bridesmaid fits into their dress. The wedding isn’t until June, so they do have time, but it still is stressing me out.
Also, the order of the party is driving me crazy! How am I supposed to arrange them at the wedding? It makes it difficult because with the exception of our Maid/Matron of Honor and bestman, the rest of our party are couples… Any advice?
Post # 3
You’ll get different opinions on this, but I am of the opinion that BMs aren’t really expected to do anything except buy the dress. Clearly, buying in the wrong size is a big issue that needs to be resolved.
What exactly are you expecting your BMs to do?
As for walking, I’m doing Maid/Matron of Honor, then height order for the rest, matched up height-wise with the groomsmen. If you choose to go this route, then couples can split up for the 20 minute ceremony and walk with a different attendant, it shouldn’t be a big deal. Or, have the Maid/Matron of Honor and best man walk together and keep the rest of the couples together.
Post # 4
They might just need guidance with what you need help with. I know all my bridesmaids are super excited but none of them really know what to do! I’m setting up all of mine who are couples as together and the rest by who knows each other!
Post # 5
I have actually never considered splitting the couples up for the ceremony, I have no idea why, but that’s what i’ll do! I’m not really expecting much out of the bridesmaids, mostly I’m stressed about the dresses..
Post # 6
@jennabug: I would be too. There’s no chance they can be returned for larger sizes, is there? Are they significantly too small?