How close are you/were you to your bridesmaids?

posted 2 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 31
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

Since we’re having a really low-key wedding, there won’t be any bridesmaids BUT I know who I’d pick if the wedding was different. My two bestest friends. We are VERY close. We may not see each other as often as we might want but they always have my back and they know I’ve got theirs. We supported each other through school, college, break-ups, house moving etc… And I’d choose a third friend who I am less close to (because she works shifts and is super busy) but who introduced me to my fiancé and who has been extremely supportive of our relationship.

In a previous relationship when marriage was in the cards, I had already kinda chosen three girls, two of them were best friends from school and the third would have been my then-boyfriend`s sister who I was also quite close to.

So really, I don’t get why anybody would have bridesmaids they’re not reasonably close with, just because having bridesmaids is a thing.

Post # 32
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369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: City, State

Mine will be my sister and SIL. My sister is my best friend, and my SIL is someone I am very close with too.

Post # 33
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253 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

I have four. Two cousins who I grew up with and am close with, fi’s sister who I have a friendly relationship with, and a friend who is probably the closest of all of them. 

Post # 34
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213 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I have 6 bridesmaids but no maid of honor. I didn’t know how to narrow it down, so just calling everyone equal.

2 are my oldest friends; we’ve been friends since 7th grade. One of the girls moved away for college, so we haven’t lived near each other in years, but we’ve shared so much history, so it was a no brainer to ask her to be part of the bridal party. 3 are my closest friends friends from college who I am still very close with. The last one is my FI’s younger sister, who I’m not super close with, but we definitely wanted her to be part of the wedding.

 

i was once a bridesmaid for a high school friend who was not really close with any of her bridesmaids. They were her coworkers and seemed more like acquaintances than friends. I thought it was super weird that she was just trying to fill space with these people rather than just ask less people whom she was closer with. 

Post # 35
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

I have 6 bridesmaids. Two of them are my fiance’s sisters and I barely know them, but they’re his sisters and we both wanted a family-centric wedding. My brother, someone my fiance has only met once, is one of his groomsmen for the same reason. 

The other four girls and other fives groomsmen are people we are very very close to. 

Post # 36
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Banquet Hall/Conference Center

5, but they are mostly friends from college. So I would say they are my close friends, but they live all over the country and lead busy lives so we don’t get to meet very often. They also dont’ all know each other.

Post # 37
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536 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I’m very close with all of my bridesmaids, I talk to and hang out with all of them regularly. I feel that it’s important that you choose people you are CURRENTLY close with. I’ve noticed brides aren’t very happy when they choose friends of a long time ago that the friendship has kind of drifted away and they’re upset when the friendship doesn’t magically rebuild when they become a bridesmaid. 

MOH- I met her 8 years ago when my fiance and I started dating. Her boyfriend of 11 years (they dont want to get married yet) is my fiance’s best friend. Through out the years they’ve become a second family to us. I chose her to be Maid/Matron of Honor because I know we’ll be friends for life, they’ll be like aunts and uncles to our future children.

Bridesmaid 1: Best friend from college (friends for 6 years). My fiance told her he was proposing to me and she had to keep it a secret! 

Bridesmaid 2: Was actually just an acquantance for a long time. About a year before I chose bridesmaids we reconnected and starting hanging out. We quickly became best friends. 

Bridesmaid 3: Best friend from highschool. The type of person you can lean on/count on for literally anything. 

Bridesmaid 4: Friend since kindergarten. We were inseparatable in middle school and highschool. People used to get us mixed up because we were so close and similar. We drifted a little after high school but we are still close – she always comes to celebrate my bday and spends a week at a beach house with me each summer

Bridesmaid 5: Friend from high school, we got very close when this crazy girl tried to take all of her friends and then mine (lol highschool drama) We ended up staying in touch throughout college and becoming best friends

Bridesmaid 6: my fiance’s older sister. She’s 2 years older. We’ve gotten a lot closer since she became a bridesmaid

Jr Bridesmaids 1 and 2: my fiance’s younger half sisters. I actually knew them before I knew my fiance, because I was friends with their other half sister that was my fiance’s step sister at one point.

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