Post # 1
Yesterday, I finally finished asking my three closest friends to be my Bridesmaids. Two I asked at the very beginning, and they were thrilled and honored to accept. The third had some stuff going on in her life, very exciting and positive changes, so I waited for it to die down before I asked her. She too was so excited, and really touched.
Anyways, I have just been surrounded with SUCH immense and overwhelming support from my girls. Emails containing suggestions for venues, questions to ask, wedding dresses, and overall inspiration. At first, I was looking forward to just the wedding planning process – now I’m realizing it’s going to be about a bazillion times more wonderful because my girls are experiencing this whole journey with me!
I’ve read many posts here about Bridesmaid or Best Man drama, and I expect there to be at least a little bit. But in the end, I’m so honored to have these girls by my side the entire way, and I’m so thankful for their love, support, and frequent texts of “if you need anything, I’m here!”
So here’s to the most wonderful girls in the world: our BMs 🙂
Post # 3
So glad to hear!! Since you have 3 BMs and they ALL seem to be excited about the wedding, you may not have as much drama as you think! It’s usually with the bigger parties and the different personalities and willingness to get involved.
But, this is going to be an amazing time for you and you’re right, it will be even better with them helping. Have fun and enjoy it!
Post # 4
I think you’re very right! All three of them are really helpful, and their unique personalities mean each is interested/experienced in a slightly different way. My Maid/Matron of Honor totally should be a wedding planner; she’s very business savvy, and has an eye for the budget and big picture. Another Bridesmaid or Best Man has connections with many vendors, so is a huge help with the “big ticket items”. And the last Bridesmaid or Best Man is a total fashionista – she sends me a ton of great info on dresses, decor, and all the ‘detailed touches’. It’s like the best package EVER!!!
They’ll be all meeting for the first time next month, we’ll see how that goes… But I really don’t anticipate there being any personality-clashing problems. I hope!!
Anyone else absolutely ADORE their BMs?
Post # 5
I’m with you on the lovely bridesmaids! My girls have been great, coming with for dress shopping, calling when they’re on vaca but see deals on something in my wedding theme, and one of my gals showed up with 3 magazines and planning binder the day after I called her to share our engagement news (hadn’t even picked my maids yet!). I think it will be exciting when *hopefully* all of mine meet up next month, since they’re so spread out in different states it will be nice to let them get to know one another. I’m glad you’re having a great experience and getting so much support! I think it makes wedding planning 100xs more fun.
Post # 6
awe thats so sweet and great that you have such support!
Post # 7
I’m in the same boat, I’ve got great girls! My sis is my Matron-OH, my step daughter is Maid/Matron of Honor, SIL Bridesmaid or Best Man and Best friend Bridesmaid or Best Man. when we went dress shopping it was a mess because all, except for my step daughter just kept saying “I will wear whatever you want me to wear, you pick the dress”. My SD just said I prefer chiffon…lol. Each has her own talents, included is jewelry making. As a DIY bride I know we will have a blast because all projects will be done together. I know I’m blessed in having such great family and friends to take this journey with Fiance and I.