Post # 1
Hey Bees, I am concerned on how to involve my sister, who is one of my two MOH’s, in events surrounding my wedding next year. She had to move across the country shortly after I got engaged, and won’t be able to come back up until right before the wedding itself. This means my (only) sister is going to miss my bridal shower, and some bacchelorette things. She’s really bummed that she can’t be more involved, although we’ve been having bridal-party chats, and she’s helping with some crafty tasks, I am unsure of how to involve her in the shower etc. I have considered Skype, or somethign similar, but then she’ll just be watching us have fun. If you have any suggestions, please share! Thank you so much!
Post # 2
I am in Maid/Matron of Honor for a long distance wedding. (I’m in Aus, she is in the UK) It has been hard as i have not been able to help as much as if i had been living in the UK still. The bride is happy for the hen party to be the weekend before the wedding so I can be there included in it and i have planned the weekend. Plus we have had millions of facetime sessions so i can see the venue / dress options / flowers etc.
I assume your sister will be back a day or so before your wedding? Could you do a little mini party with her the night before the wedding or when arrives? Even get a few of the girls from the shower if you can? You could have a girly evening, try on dresses and take some pictures etc. That way you can still share the excitment and have some memories with your sister.
She can still be very invloved, it just takes a bit more effort 🙂
Post # 3
i was also going to suggest the same as PP, try to have a mini bachelorette the few days before the wedding, or whenever your Maid/Matron of Honor gets into town. i think it would be great if you all could get your nails done together or go to a spa together so you can be primped and ready for the big day!
it is too bad you have to miss the bridal shower and bachelorette, but definitely help stay involved via email/text/skype/phone calls, etc. you could delegate some duties to here that don’t require her to be present (for example, help pick songs for the reception, research favor ideas, etc)
Post # 4
Thank you for the input bees, it helps!