Post # 1
My Fiance and I decided a long time ago which month we wanted to get married, and once we weighed all of the factors (church availability, family schedules, etc.), we picked the Saturday that also happens to be my maid of honor’s birthday. I brought it up with her before we made the final decision, and she was cool with it, otherwise I would have chosen our second choice date.
I would like to do something special to recognize her birthday because I love her and I know she would appreciate it. I am not sure what would be the best way to celebrate her without giving me lots of extra To Dos to worry about during a very busy time! Would it be best to do something the day before? Any advice on something cute to do, bees?
If it matters, she lives in a different state and has met my fiance, a few family members, and we will have a few mutual friends at the wedding. She won’t know most people at the wedding, though. I think she would be embarrassed by something too public.
Post # 3
If she’d be embarassed by having her own small cake and a singing of Happy Birthday, then consider making a toast to her, early in the toasting rounds. Then plan something totally apart from the wedding— a get-together in a city somewhere in the middle of where you both live. Have a proper girls’ night (which can mean anything from a good spa pampering to a whoo-hoo night on the town), just the two of you.
Post # 4
I think that’s such a great idea! I think a toast in her honor would be great, happy birthday would be great or any get-together!
Post # 5
@Miss Orchard: This! I just went to a wedding where the bride toasted to the birthday girl, then we all sang happy birthday and a cupcake with a candle was brought out. It was super sweet and you could tell the birthday girl was surprised and thankful. 🙂
Post # 6
Thanks, ladies! I love the idea of toasting her, and I know she would love to plan a fun girl’s trip.
Post # 7
I immediately thought a toast to her as well.
Also, you could give her a present. =)
Post # 9
I think a toast, celebrating her bday another weekend, taking her out to brunch or breakfast, having a small caupcake/cake for her while getting ready.
Post # 10
My wedding date is actually my FI’s and BM’s Bday! I was kinda worried and freaked at first. Now I have decided I am going to do a cake and a toast for her and all of her awesomeness at the Rehearsal Dinner. I don’t think she will like it if it were at the wedding and in front of everyone, I def wanted to do something to recognize her and let her know how much I appreciate her.
Good Luck! Keep us posted on what you decide!
Post # 11
That is so nice of you! If I were your Maid/Matron of Honor, I think something nice and small like a toast or a at the wedding would be wonderful. Then offer to do something special on another weekend…take her to dinner and REALLY celebrate 🙂 If you do too much at the wedding, she might feel guilty that she’s taking away from ‘your day’ (at least, I would) so a small acknowledgement on the actual day is best imo.