Post # 1
There are so many negative stories about bridesmaids on here and it makes me sad. I’m sure this is not the norm though, and many people just don’t rave about their bridesmaids enough.
So I thought we should all share some stories about how great our bridesmaids have been!
My Maid/Matron of Honor (who is my best friend) has been AMAZING. She has organised me a top-secret bachelorette party for the weekend before the wedding (needs to be then so my out of town guests can make it!) and although a lot of people know what she’s planning, NO ONE will leak any of the details to me. Apparently, it’s going to be amazing though and I’m SO excited.
Then, on top of that, she in in the process of organising me a bridal shower which she is taking very seriously. My 3 other bridesmaids all live out of town, so she has taken on a lot of stuff without much help.
I can’t help but feel so lucky, especially since she is “waiting” to be engaged herself. She has never once been jealous or anything and it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy.
Let’s hear your stories!! 🙂
Post # 3
All I have to say about this thread is thank you and I hope lots of people have wonderful stories to share!!
Post # 4
My bridesmaids are the best! They were all long distance during the engagement but traveled for dress shopping and my bachelorette party. I turned down the offer for a shower because I couldn’t schedule one in. My engagement has been a total roller coaster, but these girls have been my support through it all. They are fantastic ladies and that’s why I asked them to stand by me.
Post # 5
@risingsun: Yay! I think that’s what you need when you choose your bridesmaids – people who are going to support you. It makes me sad when people pick people because they feel they have to or because they don’t know who else to ask because they need to make the bridal party numbers even.
Post # 6
My girls are amazing. I love them! They’re incredible and I couldn’t be more grateful. And my Maid/Matron of Honor – my sister – has basically been keeping me sane since like Februrary when I started to lose it. I couldn’t be more grateful and couldn’t imagine a more incredible group of supportive, beautiful (INSIDE and out), fun, and loving people. I’m so excited to share the most amazing weekend with them by my side.
Post # 7
miss_blondie86 That’s true, I did get to pick just who I wanted to, and I know a lot of brides run into problems because they are pushed into adding people they don’t want. I did have to add my brothers as “bridesmen” to even out the sides, but they have been great too. All they have to do is show up, put on the clothes I bought them, and behave during the ceremony.
Post # 8
I had a rough patch with my bridesmaids back in the fall: one stepped down over dress issues (even though nothing had been decided, just discussing), and another was really jealous (her boyfriend won’t commit that way yet) and trying to hide it by deflecting conversations about the wedding.
But NOW, things are great, and have been for a while. My jealous friend has shifted her attitude around and has been nothing but a great cheerleader and has offered to help me with stuff (I think she’s going to do a reading in the ceremony too).
After the shock, I was happy that my one Bridesmaid or Best Man did step down, because then I ended up asking my sister in law to be a bridesmaid, plus my brother (her husband) to be my Best Man. I am so happy to now have them both in my wedding party, I wish i’d thought of it earlier on!
I haven’t had any of my pre-wedding parties yet, so i don’t have those kind of “they were so awesome” stories. but I am really happy with my friends lately. 🙂
Post # 9
My bridesmaids are UNBELIEVABLE. I have two MOHs who blow me away every day! One was just awarded RN of the Year at a Trauma I hospital and the other just graduated from law school. I love them :o)
Post # 10
No complaints on bridesmaids here. Mine have been great so far. I messed up and didn’t make an appointment for a bridal salon, I just had them meet me there. We weren’t allowed to look at dresses without an appointment but they took it all in stride, they pulled out their phones and found another bridal salon nearby and all worked it in the end. For the bachelorette party, they are taking me to Vegas, totally their idea. My Maid/Matron of Honor who is also my youngest sister is planning the bridal shower at a very nice Italian restaurant. They have been really great and I’m so lucky to have them by my side on such a special day.
Post # 11
@Magnolia3407: Vegas?? I’m so jealous!! If I lived on your continent, that’s exactly where I would be going for my bachelorette 😀
Post # 12
My Bridesmaids are AMAZING! We’ve been friends since school, and they are being soo supportive during the whole wedding process. Family-wise I have my dad and brother, but these girls are everything else to me – mother, sisters and best friends all rolled into one. I love them! <3
I hate to read all these bridesmaid horror stories on here – sackings and stressing, so yeah, let’s big up our BM’s!
Post # 13
my maids are all amazing. the best friends anyone could have. They are always emailing me asking if I need help with anything.
We are trying to figure out the best day for the rehearsal dinner. I emailed/texted all of them and they all said the same thing
“Pick the day that works for you. I will be there.”
Post # 14
I too have a top secret Bachelorette party in the works. All I know is that it’s out of town… it’s so exciting that I don’t know anything else! (usually I’m a huge control freak so it’s a little hard too haha) . My girls have been nothing but supportive.. and there’s been no drama (besides the fact that none of their dresses fit, and I’m waiting for the second batch to come in…eeeek) but it was dealt with very nicely 🙂
Post # 15
My bridesmaids were amazing too!! It was my two sisters and my bff and they went above and beyond for me. They vounteered to help me with EVERYTHING. They were constantly calling and checking up on me. They threw me and amazing shower and bachelorette party and they didn’t half ass it, they put so much thought into every detail. I feel so lucky to have had them be so great!!
Post # 16
I know I was married a long time ago, but I also had some amazing bridesmaids! I had a Maid/Matron of Honor who put up with my mom (which is enough in itself to deserve a prize) and who also just kept me calm though a lot of the crap my mom put me through. We were getting married 2 weeks apart from each other and just had the best time planning together.
And kudos to another one of my bridesmaids who came on the 4th of July to help us stuff all of our invites! Her and her Darling Husband came over (we inticed them with beer), and we all got hammered while stuffing. Definitely a good time even though it was a boring task.
It also makes me so sad to see so many stories about what people expect of their bridesmaids. I expected nothing and got back so much!