(Closed) Anyone have AMAZING bridesmaids?? Please share!

posted 5 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Sounds like you have great bridesmaids.

I am only in the very early stages of planning so we haven’t been through much yet but all of my girls have been great offering help and ideas non stop (helps that two of them are also planning weddings and want to bounce ideas around between us)

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I love my girls! They haven’t done too much yet, but so far has been a breeze. I have 3,1 is my sister.they are all still in college so I’m not putting too much pressure on them. One has given me an awesome at home workout video and book, and this amazing skin cream that is way too expensive. I left them pick their dress, and they happened to pick the only one I had circled (it looked so amazing on all of them.). The worst was that we were stuck between pewter and dark dark purple, and no one said any preference, so I went with purple (even though I was originally thinking grey) because it looked the best on their skin. They are all coming over this weekend and are helping me assemble and address invitations (I’m going to make a nice lunch). They are also planning a shower and Bach party, which I apparently am not allowed to know anything about. It is so cute, they are always asking ‘how do you want our hair’ etc etc. Most of the time I’m like ‘I don’t care!’ But then I am very laid back. Also, their hair… I have a brunette with short curly hair, a redhead with med wavy hair, and a blond with past her butt very straight hair. I don’t want to pick something that will work with all that! Just do it your favorite way! They all wanted to go free shopping with me, purchased their dresses that day too, will help me (excitedly!) With any DIY (inc flowers). They are just awesome! I have good BFFs

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

My bm’s have all been great they all want to help in any way they can but me being me I’m trying to make things simPle for everyone and haven’t asked for much my moh is awesome she reached out to my cousin, by phone call even (they haven’t met) to talk about my bachelorette, my mom and mil want to plan the shower so they don’t even need to do that just show up and help,which I didn’t request they just offered. I wish I had a bigger budget for there gifts they deserve something nice.

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Sounds like you have amazing bridesmaids! Happy for you! Mine are ok, I’ve had my share of bm drama but the girls I have now are great and I’m satisfied with them. Have offered their assistance but me being the control freak that I am will probably only take the minimum haha… but super excited for my first bachelorette party as well, gonna be in VEGAS! Even though only 2 of my bm’s are going, it’s gonna be a blast. Gonna plan a second one so the rest of the girls can attend back at home.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Mine are great 🙂

I really don’t expect anything of them though. My MOH has totally stepped up, she helped SO much with my engagement party (made us a surprise cake, decorated, made some finger foods, she was SO helpful)! She usually asks about wedding planning, has looked into ideas for us ect.

My 2 younger sisters are also BM’s and they REALLY helped with the engagement party too. We had a sandwich line going while we were rocking out to music lol (we just had a laid back e-party with finger food, so we made a lot of it). My other BM couldn’t come to our e-party as she had booked a holiday RIGHT before we sent out invites haha, but I know she would have helped if she were there. Also, a shout out to my mum and aunty! Also super helpful (helped making food, cleaning up and setting up, aunty took lovely pictures). My step-mum too, she made the NICEST platters of vegetables, crackers, dips, kabana and cheeses! None of my girls live near me though, and planning has been really easy so far, so they really haven’t been able to help much except at the e-party, but they were all SUPER helpful and considerate! Gosh I love them. I seriously couldn’t believe the effort my MOH went to, and my sisters were amazing, we had such fun making the food, and my mum, step-mum and aunty were totally awesome! I’m lucky to have so many great people around me!

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

My FSIL is going to stand up for me, even though she’ll be 38 weeks pregnant at the wedding! She’ll have a chair, but still. Super nice!

And my sister is my MOH. She’s doing my nails for the wedding (she’s a nail artist!). She also picked to wear the more conservative, less flattering BM dress (she’s a college cheerleader, so she’s like a size 0 and even though I’m only a 4… Anyway, she’s awesome like that.)

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I am so fortunate to have my 4 girls in my life!  I have my two amazing sisters as co-maids of honor and then my best friend since high school and my FSIL.  I love all of them!  They are all so laid back and fun to be around.  They are incredibly supportive and I know they want to help make things as easy and stress-free as possible 🙂

I hadn’t officially announced who my girls would be at the time, but my sisters and our close friends got together and threw us a surprise engagement party 🙂 I had never had a surprise party and they definitely got us. They had a slideshow, awesome food, and an adorable cake with a handmade topper that fit us so well!  They took a lot of time to do everything and it was amazing!

I can’t wait to start the festivities with them!!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Yup, I love ’em. I’m in mid-planning and my best friend, who isn’t really my MOH since my sister is, has already tried on the two dress options and modeled them. She’s helped me go round and round on the color choice. My MOH (my sis) is actually paying for my photographer! They are going to throw me a shower and a bachelorette party and I know it’s going to be fun and drama free. The girls have constantly offered to help and I know they will help even more when we get closer to it. One of my BMs went out to the venue with me and did a mock walk down the aisle so I can time the music right…they’re just wonderful and they are all getting along so well!

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think mine are amazing regardless of what they have/haven’t done for the wedding!

Post # 13
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216 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I was planning a wedding here, in Michigan. Then, we decided to get married in Georgia so I told my girls they were in NO WAY obligated to come, it was going to just be immediate family and very intimate blah blah blah….I did not expect them to spend the money to travel PLUS we are having a reception at home the following weekend.

They insisted that they were not going to miss my wedding and 3 of them are SO excited to buy dresses, travel and stand by my side as I get married. I have AWESOME friends.

Post # 14
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542 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

My MOH has been amazing!!! She has been there every step up the way.  I love planning the small details of the wedding.  But some of the bigger things I just wasn’t into.  She found my venue, helped me pick my dress.  She’s planning my shower, along with my mom and sister which is on Sunday.  And I know its going to be awesome.  She’s helped with with my DIY projects.  I can’t even say all the things she has done reguarding the wedding.  She’s got to be just as excited as my FI and I.  I really don’t think this wedding would be underway the way it is, if it wasn’t for her 🙂

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

All five of my girls have been so awesome. Unfortunately, three of them live out of town (two of them out of state), but they’ve been great even from afar! My MOH is SO excited for her speech and said she’s got most of it worked out already (!!!), plus has been making tons of lists and gathering ideas for my bachelorette party. One of my BMs started a Pinterest board to pin ideas for me (which is very sweet, despite me not needing it). My cousin just texted me to tell me that she’s sending me an early Valentine’s/”you’re getting married this year!” gift. FI’s little sister is super excited and has been helping with ideas as much as she can. The last BM might actually not be able to make it–she lives across the country and her time off request got denied (despite putting it in right after the New Year!) because there’s a chance that work might need her those two or three days. She actually just interviewed for a new job partially  because of that (and also because her new supervisor is awful).

I’ve heard no complaints about the shoes or dresses (okay, one BM wasn’t super happy that they’re pink, but I showed her the swatch and she got over it–it’s very light pink, and I told her she could choose a long dress and wear a cardigan if that made her more comfortable), or…anything at all. They’ve just been wonderful. 

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

My 6 bridesmaids are the best! They are always there to help when I ask which isnt much since I like to do alot on my own. I was in a wedding a few years ago and the girl was a bridezilla and  not very nice to her bridesmaids…..I vowed never to be that way and to keep my friends when the wedding is over

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