Post # 1
Ok, so maybe it’s not as dramatic as it sounds, but my wedding planning is going really smoothly and my girls are all so chilled I don’t see any drama unveiling, so I’m creating my own! lol. I have two maids of honour, my bestestestest friend, and my sister….here’s the dilemma. I want to have gowns made for the girls, with their titles….therefore, I would have;
Maid of Honour (friend)
Maid of Honour (sister)
Junior Bridesmaid (sister)
dilemma: I feel bad that my step-sister would be the only one to have a “normal” gown. My sister’s only real “maid of honour” duty is to sign the registry for me…everything else my best friend is doing. I didn’t really tell my sister she is “maid of honour”, I just asked if she would do the honour of signing the registry (she’s 18, she doesn’t understand that makes her “maid of honour” lol). So, should I just get her a “bridesmaid” robe…seeing as really, that’s the role she is playing.
Post # 3
You decide their titles. I don’t think one job makes them automatically have a certain title. If you want to call her a bridesmaid you can. Or if you want to call her Maid/Matron of Honor you can. Your choice.
Post # 4
@AlmostMrsShield: If your wedding date is correct I would wait a little and see who does what with planning. If your sister is a rockstar and tries to help a lot then I would give her the Maid/Matron of Honor gown but if shes pretty much just doing what step-sister is I think its okay to get her the bridesmaid one. If thats not your wedding date then again I would go by what she has done and what title that has reflected. It sounds like since shes young she probably wont care anyway so just do what feels right for you!
Post # 5
thanks ladies, I totally forgot about the date that’s shown! I set that before we had set a date. We’re actually getting married in April! so not too far away now! I think I will give her a bridesmaid gown, she is definitely taking a more subtle role in the plannjng (because she’s so young) and I feel like my best friend has gone above and beyond for me 🙂
Post # 6
@AlmostMrsShield: I think that a good idea! I’ve struggled making my 11 almost 12 year old niece who is 5’10” tall a Jr. Bridesmaid or a Bridesmaid. I realized it might be to much work if she was a bridesmaid also she still think boys are gross! She doesn’t want to have to Walk with a guy (most twice her age). LOL I finally decided she will do something different like Jr. Bridesmaid or Candle/Lamp Lighter might be easier for her.
Good Luck! Happy Up Coming Marriage!
Post # 7
@AlmostMrsShield: I would do what you suggested or what is your colour theme? As you could have the different style dresses but in the same colour and fabric, if you’re worried the look won’t tie in.
Post # 8
@Jacquelinesc84: My younger sister who is junior bridesmaid will be almost 12 come our wedding…she’s wearing same colour but younger, more age appropriate dress than the other girls. I think it will also make her feel more special, hehe.
@CatyLady: That’s a great idea, we already bought their dresses, I’m more worried about the robes I want to buy them for getting ready in…but I think I’ve decided to just go with a Bridesmaid one for her, it seems to fit her role more.
Post # 9
@AlmostMrsShield: Oh I see, sorry I misunderstood, think I’ll blame the cross Atlantic translation as robe didn’t sink in as we call the dressing gowns hehe. Think you made the right choice with getting a bridesmaid one.
Post # 10
@CatyLady: My mum’s English, I’ve always called them dressing gowns too! I think it’s all the American speak on this site, it’s going to my head! I had better correct myself before I tell my mum my idea or she’ll shoot me for “becoming American” lol.