Post # 1
My wedding is in 15 days (cue panicked frenzy).
It is in Rome. My bridesmaids (2 plus MOH) all live on the westcoast. One bridesmaid ( a very laid-back, fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants type) is flying to Lisbon before the wedding with her boyfriend. They have that ticket but have not arranged any travel from there to Rome. She says she “guesses” they’ll probably be arriving from Barcelona, perhaps by train. Probably on the 26th. The rehearsal is the 27th. When I expressed my concern about her arriving in time she said don’t worry, she’ll get here if she has to ride a donkey all the way. I love her outlook on life, but I can’t help but be stressed, and stressing over my bridesmaid arriving is not what I want to be doing the week of my wedding. Acchhhh!!
Post # 3
No. I wouldn’t be. She’s one of your best friends, and she told you she’d be there. Also, inner-continential travel in Europe is a breeze and it would actually be stupid/way more expensive for her to book that ticket from outside Europe. I understand you’re worried, but this isn’t a big deal.
Post # 4
- Wedding: April 2011 - Sweet ceremony by the sea and sunset celebration on the North Shore of Hawaii
*hugs* your wedding is going to be magical!
Unless your Bridesmaid or Best Man has a history of not showing up to important events…..I wouldn’t worry about her. She adores you and will do anything to be there. We had a few people who literally didn’t book their flights to Hawaii (our wedding locale) until less than 2 weeks before….and they made it.
Now go on and enjoy the last days before your wedding…..we’re here for you!
Post # 5
Dont stress.. She is one of your best friends. She said she is going to be there and she will be. Even if she has to ride a donkey!! She will make it. Im sure there are projects of some sort you can put your nervouse engergy towards. Dont stress about this. 15 days thats soon early congrats.
Post # 6
She will get there. DH’s brother was scheduled to fly in 3 hours before the wedding and one of my IL’s would have to go pick him up. At first I wasn’t too happy but I just said oh well, if he doesn’t make it, he doesn’t make it. It’s not something that can be controlled at this point. And she would still be in time for the wedding.
Post # 7
I can’t see it being a problem, there are so many ways she could make it to Rome, and it will be cheaper for her to book when she’s there most likely. Congrats on your wedding in Rome- bet it’ll be spectacular! We’re honeymooning there, can’t wait! Let us know if she makes it on time when your back!
Post # 8
@FutureMrsMaher: I’m not coming back!! 🙂 I live here, and have for almost 7 years. Fiance is Italian. It is beautiful and I love it here, altho planning a wedding in a different culture has been quite a challenge!
@Mrs.LemonDrop: Having travelled extensively around Europe in the 7 years I’ve lived here is actually one of the things that is making me worried! I have had flights delayed, cancelled, rerouted countless times, lost bags, (3 times in 3 months once) and in Italy there is a transit strike about once a month (not exagerrating!). For all the times inter-continental travel has gone perfectly, there are at least the same number of times it has gone awry, in my experience. Knowing that my friend not only has never been to Europe but also does not speak any foreign languages does not put my mind at ease. I’m sure you are all right, and everything will be fine, but I can’t help but worry, especially at this late date.
Guess there’s nothing I can do tho! Here’s hoping!