(Closed) Non bridesmaids but “getting ready” ladies

posted 8 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
1854 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

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
965 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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
4001 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
132 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
573 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

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
3176 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’m having 3 BM’s but I also plan on having my 4 cousins there too to help get ready!

Post # 9
3219 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I dont have BM’s but will have 2 good friends with me while i get ready and to take pix!

Post # 10
900 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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.  

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