Post # 1
So I have a bridesmaid in my wedding in January, who I am also a bridesmaid for in May, that really has me a bit frustrated…
When it came to bridesmaids dresses, I made sure to keep my girls informed and made sure they knew way ahead of time when they needed to have their measurements in so they could plan ahead. Well, I thought about it tonight, and she hasn’t really mentioned when I needed my measurements in for her wedding…. She says OCTOBER! … It’s Sept 22! She’s not even sure when they’re due! So while I’m trying to budget for my own wedding stuff, interviewing for new jobs, paying school loans… she tells me literally a couple weeks before I need to pay for them!
Sorry for the vent, it’s just a little frustrating! Not to mention, she’s a bit of a follower and has selected the same reception venue, same photographer, and has always tried to copy me throughout high school in little ways (but that’s another story!) She’s always been a good friend of mine, don’t get me wrong, it’s just frustrating!
Post # 3
It’s so stressful dealing with bridesmaids sometimes! Though I have to admit that I probably would have been the spacey bride in this situation… And I might stop mentioning all my details to her so she doesn’t copy everything and has to come up with some ideas of her own.
Post # 4
Aw, I know all about BM frustration! Isn’t it a bit early to have to give all your info for the dress?I had given all the info my BM’s needed for their dresses back in January but they waited until the last minute (last week & last month) to actually order it.
After I kept having to deal with my BM’s, I decided I didn’t really care anymore because the wedding isn’t about them or how they look, it’s about my FI and I & that’s all that really matters. So all the drama that they keep bringing, I just shrug it off now, I have way more things to worry about than that at 3 weeks till the wedding 😛
I hope everything gets better for you& your BM. It’s always good to vent on the Bee boards 🙂
Post # 5
I stopped a while ago, a lot of details only our parents, my fiance, and my MOH know. I learned it the hard way, it’s just hard to keep things like the venue and photographer secret… But fortunately, I’m having a winter wedding and she’s having a spring wedding, so our colors/theme aren’t anything alike, BM dresses aren’t alike, and most things are different… I guess it’s just frustration from years of her being the follower that makes it so frustrating
Post # 6
I’m not sure where you are getting your bridesmaid dress, but some shops allow you to put only a certain amount down, and then pay the rest either over time or when you pick it up. Maybe that will help you out! It’s worth asking! =)
Post # 7
That’s true, that’s how it is at the place I got my dresses at, they have to put half down when ordering. She said she’s going to check with her place, but who knows haha..
Post # 8
If she’s slow, let it be her problem and not yours. Be flattered she likes your ideas and not nasty. It’s an expensive time for you but you knew her dresses would eventually have to be paid for so you should’ve put some aside. If you need a little more time though, just ask her.