- 5 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
Just wanted to add some happiness to this board!
I have 5 bridesmaids and a matron of honor! Thats right, 6 total girls! Only one lives near me. One lives 3 hours away and then the rest live over 2 hours away by plane!
So far everything has been completely drama free! I didn’t expect them to help me with much but my Maid/Matron of Honor came dress shopping with me and coordinated the bridesmaid dresses, went to a bridal show, and has planned an awesome bachelorette outing before the wedding.
One of my bridesmaids is also our officiant and she has spent the time and effort helping me come up with a custom ceremony!
They are all coming out early to the wedding to join in the bachelorette party and help me with any last things for the rehersal or wedding itself.
None of these women are super well off financially and I have made it clear that I can help if they need it but they have been so cute telling me that they have planned ahead to make sure they could do everything. I even told them not to get me any presents and it sounds like at least a couple of them didn’t listen, haha.
I am just so happy to have these ladies in my life and had to speak their praises somewhere!
I plan on getting them some fun gifts and surprising them by paying for everyones hair at a salon (I told them it was completely optional but they all wanted to do it so I decided to pay for them too so we will all be together on the day of the wedding).
I choose my ladies based on who I wanted to spend time with getting ready for my wedding and who I couldn’t imagine not being there with me on such an important day.
Good luck to all of you who are deciding who to include in your party! Don’t let anyone pressure you into including someone you can’t picture being a big part of your actual wedding day.