(Closed) I am a bride, not a babysitter.

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
Member
3771 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

I would give them a little slack because the last part of the year is a little busy for everyone. Give them a quick reminder that this is the last week. Beyond that, try no to let it bother you. If they don’t get it done in time they can attend as a guest, and it will probably end up being less drama for you in the end.

Post # 4
Hostess
16195 posts
Honey Beekeeper

Girl, I know this is so totally frustrating. There’s no real reason for them not to have done it yet it sounds, except that people are procrastinators.

You’re right — they are adults, and you should just treat them like adults. Adults should be able to get themselves fitted and pay a small downpayment if that’s what they agreed. You have so much else to worry about.

Good for them if they get it done in time. If they don’t, they can cover the cost to rush ship the dress.

Before my wedding, tons of people asked if I was calling the girls to make sure they’d done this or that. I said that my girls had all of the information needed, and that I trusted them to get it done. Because, as you said, they’re grown women.

Post # 5
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2433 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Ughh.. how frustrating. But I agree with the PP. There’s not much else you can do – they are grown women who should be able to handle this sort of thing. Good luck to you, I hope they get their acts together!

Post # 6
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111 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I think your title says it all – you are not a babysitter – you have let them know what they need to do so now let it go – it is up to them – if they don’t get their acts together then it is their responsibilty to fix everything in time. Bridesmaids is a great way to find out who your true friends are. sigh.

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