Post # 1
I’ve known for some time that my Maid/Matron of Honor was going to be moving shortly after my wedding. Her Fiance got accepted into a great graduate school across the country. I just found out thought that his classes are starting a little sooner than we thought, and they are now planning to pace up and move literally the day after my wedding! We’re leaving out for our honeymoon the same morning! I feel awful! We had offered to help them move, possibly taking their pets, and I was hoping to do a going away party or something. I won’t be able to see her for a long time, and I don’t want her to feel like everyone’s paying attention to me and nobody notices she’s leaving. Any ideas or advice?
Post # 3
Well since presumably friends’ of both of yours will attend the wedding, you can try to make the final part of your reception a going-away party for her. You could announce it and make sweet speech. I think that’s what I would do, but I know some want the reception to be just about them, so it depends on your preferences. Or you could go out the night before your wedding for a bachelorette/going-away party.
(Obviously, you can see that I enjoy coordinating celebrations with my good friends’, lol).
Post # 4
I found the last week before my wedding I really had nothing to do. The week before my move, I nearly lost my mind. Maybe if you have all your things lined up for your wedding, you could offer to help her pack? Or give her a few weekends prior to the wedding to give a hand.
I agree with PP, maybe make an announcement toward the end of your wedding. Maybe a thank you to everyone for coming and then a final farewell to your friends.
Post # 5
A announcement seems like it would be kinda awkward to me… Like I don’t even know how that would go. I keep picturing it as I’m walking out the door just being like “Thanks everyone for coming, oh and btw Maid/Matron of Honor is awesome and I’m going to miss her”
How would you do it? Care to elaborate?
Post # 7
Perhaps throw her a going away party before your wedding. It may be a little stressful with planning a wedding too but you can do one mid to late May or June. Have it be something casual, maybe a fun potluck at someone’s house with some cute decorations (like homemade signs). Things like that don’t take a tremendous amount of planning and are sometimes more fun than fancier parties. I’m sure as your Maid/Matron of Honor and being very close to you it would mean so much to her if you did this, even if you can’t help her move.
Post # 9
I would throw her a party before your wedding. About a week or two out would be good.