(Closed) Wedding planning bride with no friends or any type of female input?

posted 10 years ago in Emotional
Post # 46
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

 

Ugh… this is me! I had really close female friends growing up. The same 4 from kindergarten to 8th grade, when we all just stopped being friends. Then in high school I had a best friend until senior year when we had a falling out. I never went away to college, I commuted to save money and worked a lot so I never made friends at college. Now starting out in the work-force I am the youngest in my department by a good ten years and can’t find close friends here. I have a few friends… aquaintences through my Fiance but 3 of them just had kids in the past year and formed their own little clique. They don’t talk to me anymore because I am childless I guess. My bridesmaids are my sister, 2 of my cousins (one of whom lives out of state and I’m not really close with) and my future sister-in-law. I had another best friend but recently had a huge fight with her and we haven’t spoken in weeks. So she is out of the wedding. I always think there is something wrong with me and it’s so embarrassing to not have a single REAL FRIEND in my bridal party. I hate when people ask me who are my bridesmaids and the concern from my family of who I would ask was depressing.

The interesting thing though, my best friend from high school (the one I had a huge falling out with) contacted me last night asking if I wanted to go out in her town sometime. It was shocking and I’m like a giddy little school-girl excited for a first date. I really hope we can start our friendship again just so I can have a girlfriend to hang out with. It really sucks relying solely on my Fiance to hang out with. He needs his guy time and when he goes out with the guys, I stay home. I’ve always gotten along better with guys and I’m friends with my FI’s guy friends. We hang out all the time but there are times when a girl is just not welcome. And I miss having girl-talk and someone to go shopping with and plan the wedding with and god, am I dreading a bachelorette party! Who would come? Random aquaintences I’m not that close with? How embarrassing….

Post # 47
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I can relate to you guys BIG TIME! I used to have a pretty close group of friends, but now ten years later all I have is my fiance and two kids. Supposed to be getting married in June, but will probably have to Elope, since I technically have zero friends other than the few people that comment on my posts every now and then on Facebook…. or stop to say hello at the grocery store. Yep, I’m THAT pathetic, but screw it…I’ve wanted to get married since I was a little girl.

Post # 48
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I get that a lot of people are in the same boat, but does anyone actually have any insight on planning such a small wedding with very few friends or family?

Post # 49
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

melveaux:  What insight do you need? Weddings can be as small as you want them to be. My grandparents got married in church and then went out to dinner with their best man and maid of honor-that was their “reception.” Lots of small weddings rent out rooms at restaurants. 

Post # 50
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Newbee

Is anyone actually wanting to do this “wedding buddies” deal? I’d love more wedding friends in Toronto! Or anywhere really. 

Post # 51
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: April 2016

It hard because I don’t know what to do about finding bridesmaids. Its very depressing and he has 3-4 guys for groomsmen. I have 2 sisters but they are always too busy to help do anything. 

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