Post # 1
So my wedding is about 8 weeks away and I haven’t really asked my bridesmaids to do anything to help with the wedding except for get their dress, shoes, if they wanted a hair appt…that’s pretty much it. What have you asked your BMs to do to help thus far? I don’t really feel like I have needed their help, I am just curious about the “free labor” 😉 I could be missing out on.
Post # 3
I’ve asked them to buy their outfits & shoes. My Maid/Matron of Honor and one of my bridesmaids helped plan my bridal shower & bachelorette party. I tricked one into helping me tie baker’s twine around my programs. Other than that, they’ve just lended a listening ear to all my crazy thoughts.
Post # 4
I live 3,000 miles away from my family and most of my close friends, so my best friend bridesmaid (who happened to be living in our guest room for most of our engagement) was my surrogate everything. She went with me to dress shopping appointments, my first fitting, one of our meetings with the caterer, and pitched in with our DIY Save-The-Date Cards and invitations. All of my bridesmaids paid for their dresses and shoes but I physically went to the store to pick them out and collect them. My sister (my MOH) helped out occasionally as she was able, by making sure the other two bridesmaids were all informed during the weeks before the wedding as to where they needed to be when doing what.
My bridesmaids, along with some other friends and my mom and Mother-In-Law, organized and paid for my shower and bachelorette.
It takes a village to plan a wedding. 🙂 I loved all the help and support I got from my friends. I told a male friend at one point that I was picking out gifts to give the bridesmaids and he was like, “Why? All they do is stand up there.” Not true!
Post # 5
@BabaAndBaba101010: My bridesmaids have done the same. Just dress and shoes. A few have offered to help, but backed out when it came time to help. I went into this planning on doing everything myself so I wouldn’t be disappointed or inconvenienced.
Post # 6
mine did nothing. I did all the wedding planning myself. My Maid/Matron of Honor was always a sounding board for my ideas but thats about it. They did manage to plan a bachelorette party and a last minute pulled together bridal shower.
Post # 7
The girls helped me choose my dress, have enjoyed quite a few lunches together, a tea, sounding board, and general help. We put together the “kids’ reception” invites, and put stamps on envelopes together. We are doing make-up trials together and they have planned a bachelorette event, and helped with two showers. They have cut stuff on the CriCut, and went to 4 venues with me.
My girls ROCK!
Post # 8
2 of the girls helped me choose my dress. My girls threw me a bridal shower and beach weekend/bachlorette party. They’ve been there if I needed to listen and 3 of them came to my engagement party. My Maid/Matron of Honor has been a big help. She’s been emailing all the girls for me, picked me up my shoes, came with my to my bridal shoot, etc. My Future Mother-In-Law has been a huge help as well, paying for things, coming to my dress fittings, helping me with my centerpieces, helping with the programs, etc.