(Closed) Those of you with no bridesmaids….

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
19 posts
  • Wedding: March 2014

I only have my Maid/Matron of Honor but i’m not even sure if I will be having her standing up there next to me during the ceremony. But I will definitely try to have some of my closest friends with me during the ‘getting ready’ bit. I also have no bridemaids.

Post # 4
2363 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m having hair and makeup artists come to our hotel room to style me, my mom, and my Future Mother-In-Law.  I also invited friends to stop by throughout the day.  A few people asked how they could help, so I put them in charge of bringing in breakfast and lunch.

Is there anyone in particular you would like to have with you?  It does not have to be a family member or very close friend.  You will be amazed how many people will come out of the woodwork and offer to help as your wedding date gets closer.  Take someone up on the offer to help and ask them to keep you company, if you want it. They will be honored.

Post # 6
757 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I don’t have bridesmaids, but my mother and Future Mother-In-Law are coming with me to the salon along with my best friend. I actually think I would prefer quiet and some time to just relax and think about everything. 

Its really a personality thing, if being alone would make you sad then ask a friend to come, if not then enjoy the pampering! 

Post # 7
9139 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Not having bridesmaids the first time around was awesome except I felt like I missed out on the bonding that happens during the time you’re getting ready.  I had my mom with me when I got my hair and makeup done then my mom and a few of her friends helped me get dressed.  In hindsight I probably should have asked a friend to help me get ready but I felt bad about asking her to get ready with me and not be a bridesmaid.

I chose not to have bridesmaids because we were having a small wedding and my now ex did not have any friends he wanted to stand for him as attendants.  Plus, I saw all of the drama my friends went through with their bridesmaids when they got married.  Now that I am plannning my second wedding I am having a few bridesmaids (a friend of mine, a friend of my FH and my little sister) because I somewhat regretted not having bridesmaids the first time around.

Why not ask your SIL?  Maybe it will be a good bonding experience for the two of you.  The worst she can say is no thanks.

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