Post # 1
I vaguely remember a while ago a bee writing a post about how they were not having bridesmaids per say, but instead were inviting some of her closest friends to help her get ready. Does this sound familiar to anyone? I have been searching through weddingbee for a few days and cannot seem to find the OP. Please help!! Thanks in advance!!
Post # 3
I didn’t have bridesmaids, but spent my day with my mom and good friend to relax and get ready. It was really nice to have them around, they helped a lot… I didn’t want the drama that comes with BM; and we were having a very small wedding; and ultimately, it’s him and me getting married, so we wanted the ceremony only about us.
I needed support on the day of, but I’m very quiet and don’t like to be around too many people so just my mom and friend was perfect.
Looking back on it, I do wish I had taken some time to be alone… But I didn’t see that at the moment.
Post # 4
that’s basically what i’m doing. it’s called a house party. mine aren’t wearing anything special, but i am giving them gifts for all their hard work. they will be doing a lot of tasks for me that day so i don’t have to hire so many people to do it!
Post # 5
I don’t remember the post but it sounds ideal to me. In hindsight, I see why people opt not to have a bridal party. But getting ready the day of is a great bonding time to share with your closest friends/family, all while having avoided the drama that can come with a ‘bridal party’.
Post # 6
I am having a “getting ready” party. Not everybody wants the responsibilities of a bridesmaid, and bridesmaids didn’t make sense for our kind of wedding, but everybody wants to drink champagne, eat scones and peek at my underwear. So that’s what we’re doing!
Post # 7
That’s a great idea. I wish I’d thought of that. My BMs (aside from my amazing MOH) were really just involved the day before and morning of the wedding, they came to other events but didn’t really help out with things. I could have saved a lot of stress by doing this. Leave it to a bee to find an awesome idea!
Post # 8
I’m having 3 BM’s but I also plan on having my 4 cousins there too to help get ready!
Post # 9
I dont have BM’s but will have 2 good friends with me while i get ready and to take pix!
Post # 10
I remember the other post, but not sure where it is!
A group of my college friends and I have all gotten ready together at eachothers’ weddings. We all have BMs but a small number. This allows people that you are close to, but not close enough for Bridesmaid or Best Man to still have special time with you on the day of the wedding.
Post # 11
After not doing work all morning — shhh, dont tell… I found the OP about which I was speaking: http://www.weddingbee.com/2008/01/25/backstage-bridal-passes/#more-44334