Post # 1
So bees, as it turns out, my MOH’s 30th birthday is the day before my wedding in May 2016 and I don’t know what to do! May is pretty much the only month we can do in 2016 and it’s a friggin busy month, apparently! I didn’t even realize it until her mom pointed it out and I freaked out, but she is fine with it! Nonetheless, I want to do something for her birthday since she is being so awesome about the whole thing. Would it be appropriate to get her a small birthday cake or something and have the DJ announce it’s her birthday/do a quick candle blowout? We will DEFINITELY plan something else for her big 3-0 another weekend, but I want her to know how much I appreciate her support at my wedding. What does everyone think? Candle blowout? Should I keep it private and get her an awesome gift instead? Any other ideas?
Post # 2
I would do a private girls thing the night before your wedding! It would be nice to destress with your friend! Treat her to some TLC girl time and give her a super personal thoughtout gift that expresses how much she means to you. Doing this on her actual birthday and the day before your big day will show how much she means to you and will probably help you ease your mind about the next day. I know girl time always makes me feel better. Just an hour or two. Maybe some spa time? Massages? Or you could do brunch before? Just something special…
If she is showy though, the DJ thing may be cute. It depends on her personality too. (:
I hope this helps.
Post # 3
I attended a wedding a couple of years ago on my birthday and as they were friends of my fiance I didn’t even think they knew. However they did, got the MC to announce it and get me up to say a few impromptu words and they brought me out a slice of cake with a candle. Was very sweet and totally unexpected considering I was just a guest. The wedding was a 26hr flight from where we live (overseas wedding) so maybe thats why.
Post # 4
I think it’s such a wonderful idea to surprise your Maid/Matron of Honor just to let her know that you’re still thinking of her while in the middle of your wedding planning!
Post # 5
I would definitely do something to acknowledge her Bday. Doesn’t have to be over the top, but maybe drinks and dinner the night before. It would be appreciated.
Post # 6
Is your rehearsal dinner the night before? I think a surprise birthday cake would be so nice!
Post # 7
Thanks, guys! I’m definitely leaning towards doing both. I’ll treat her the day before– her actual birthday and then do a very brief announcement at the wedding.
navzkore: I’m so glad I found someone who has been through this! I’m happy to hear you appreciated it 🙂
Post # 8
KitSnicket: No idea yet! But I LOVE that! I completely forgot about the rehearsal dinner. Thanks!
Post # 9
TBH I was a bit shocked especially when the birthday song came on but it was very sweet and thoughtful and I will admit I did feel a little bit special 🙂
Post # 10
I would die of embarrassment if someone acknowledged my birthday at their wedding- weddings are soooo much more important! But maybe that’s just me. You know your Maid/Matron of Honor.
Post # 11
I would do something special for her the day of her Bday. Get her a gift card for a spa service that she can use for after the wedding. Put in a bday card so that she knows it is not part of the bridesmaids gifts. At the rehearsal dinner, see if they can bring her a special dessert with a candle.
I think it would be really sweet to show her that you are not forgetting not just a birthday, but a milestone birthday, in the midst of wedding planning.
Post # 12
I agree that a cake or something would be nice. It is nice that you are thinking of her.
Post # 13
MsIsopropyl: I was in a friends wedding (indian wedding) and my birthday was 2 days before her wedding, and the day before they had the mehendi celebration, she completely surprised me with a birthday cake at the Mehendi which was really unexpected but was very sweet of her. I know it was her day (days lol) but it was a nice little gesture I completely appreciated!
Post # 14
Maybe surprise her with a cake at the rehearsal dinner?
Post # 15
My sister, who is also my MOH’s, birthday is also the day before my wedding. I am having a bridal luncheon that day and we are getting a cake and surprising her with it there. She would not want a big to do or a lot of attention drawn to her, but will appreciate it being acknowledged that it is her birthday with our friends (other bridesmaids).