Post # 1
For your wedding or in everyday life. I feel like we spend a lot of time complaining (often rightfully so) about how challenging it can be to accomodate bridesmaids & their personalities, but they are also people we love for a reason right? Tell us the awesome things your bridesmaids have done!
My first bridesmaid has been my best friend for 20 years. Yesterday, we had a minor emergency where my baker suddenly told me she can’t do the cake we requested and the wedding is in 30 days. I texted my BM’s to complain, and my maid responded w/a request for pics, flavors, all the details, and is reaching out to a contact who is a pastry chef to try and save the day for us. Totally unsolicited and totally changed my attitude from “OMG I hate wedding planning, it’s too much” to “OMG, I have the BEST friends ever”.
My other maid balances me so well. While I am a planner, details, spreadsheets, lists, etc. kind of girl, she is an off the cuff, spontaneous, whatever the world throws you kind of of gal. Honestly, when I picked my two BM’s, I had 0 expectation that my bachelorette party would be anything more than a weekend of girl time together, and I was 100% happy with that. She did SO much research, found all these vineyards about an hour away from her house, and actually made a spreadsheet w/all the information. It was so sweet because it’s so thoughtful of her.
I can’t be alone bees, I know all of you have great friends too! Share the love!
Post # 3
Long before I asked her to be Maid/Matron of Honor, she offered to throw me a shower even though we were having a Destination Wedding, just us. Despite all that, she still wanted to do it. But now we are having attendants & a really small wedding. And she has just been supportive & excited no matter what…advice on in laws, parents, wedding stress, etc.
Post # 4
- Wedding: May 2013 - Kempinski San Lawrenz, Gozo
tons of things. my 3 bridesmaids are awesome.
two of them got us a HONEYMOON as a wedding gift, to an undisclosed location in europe.
Maid/Matron of Honor is more excited about our wedding than I am. 🙂 the other day she offered to design and print out the ceremony programmes. she keeps badgering me to order her around because it makes her feel she’s earning her title. lol.
Bridesmaid or Best Man #1 made about 8 batches of home made apple pie jam which we’ll be using as wedding favors. She made the jam while I prepared the jars, even though i was perfectly capable of making the jam myself. it was so nice of her! she even helped me make the seating board and other crafty things
BM#2 is super organised and will be taking care of finances on the day to make sure than nothing goes overlooked. she drives me around EVERYWHERE, and keeps checking up on me to see if I need any help. She’s like my personal wedding planner, and we’ve recently come up with the idea of starting a business organising and creating themed events.
aaaand apparently they’re throwing this super-secret bridal shower for me which they’ve been planning for ages!
Post # 5
Yay! I knew I couldn’t be the only one with great friends! Keep it coming bees! 🙂
Post # 6
My Bridesmaids gave me NO problems at all. They never asked a question, they never gave an opinion, they simply did what I asked which was buy your dress and show up on time. Every last one of them.
That… was priceless.
Post # 7
I’m still in the early stages of planning, but my one Bridesmaid or Best Man is so sweet and always asking if there is anything she can do or help with. I am currently gaga over this Pinterest image I saw of a rustic-y wooden boat filled with ice and drinks during cocktail hour. She and her bf sail, so I have her keeping her eyes open for anything we could use for that! <3
Post # 8
I only have 2 girls, my Maid/Matron of Honor and 1 Bridesmaid or Best Man. My Maid/Matron of Honor did my entire song list for me, which is so awesome I can’t even explain (this is one of the wedding planning “chores” that I wasn’t looking forward to). They’re long distance (I’m in NC, they’re in CA), but a few months after I asked them, they made arrangements for me to come visit them out in CA. I originally said no bachelorette party (male strippers are gross IMO), but they decided to take me to a few gastropubs and wine bars as low key girls nights. In addition, I haven’t had to worry about their dresses/shoes, and they’ve just been the same easy going girls I’ve always been friends with. I guess the best thing they’ve done for me is just being themselves.
Post # 9
I have 1 MoH and 3 bridesmaids.
I’ve known my MoH since I was 16. I’m 24 now. She was my Sunday school teacher throughout high school and gave me lots of life advice. I really could not imagine getting through my latter years of high school and earlier years of college without her. She always gives an ear to listen and really has a caring heart. And she’s definitely not afraid to hurt your feelings, lol. She threw my bridal shower for me and has been just FANTASTIC throughout the planning process. She lets me know what I’m being unreasonable but reminds me that it’s whatever I want and she’ll go with it because it’s what I want.
My other bridemaids includes my future sister-in-law, my now sister-in-law (brother’s wife), and my best friend of 4 years. I’ve really had no problem with them whatsoever besides my own crazy thinking. One of them lives 3 hours away so she can’t help with much, sadly. One of them is in college and has a busy college schedule, while the other one just had a baby! Whew!
Post # 10
@DJones69: Sometimes that’s all you need!
@MsAmandaAnn: Aww, how cute! My bff has also been helping me shop for little touches for the wedding. I love your idea!
@housebee: Ha! I hear you on the playlist! I’ve been dreading ours to and finally sent a FB message to all our young guests telling them this was their “only chance to listen to something other than country for 3 hours”. That seemed to help! 😉 My BM’s are also long distance and it’s been easier than I expected.
@najordan89: Busy girls! Sounds like you have a great crew backing you though!!