- 6 years ago
- Wedding: September 2012
I have asked my sister to be my maid of honor, in which she excitedly accepted. But I fear she will not be available to me on my big day when I need her the most. My concern is that we don’t live in the same city, we are 1.5hr apart and as a new mother, she is very attentive to her little one, but finds it very difficult to pull herself away – as I discovered as we were trying to have a girls day out dress shopping. I understand that she has other responsibilities, but I feel as the Maid/Matron of Honor, she will also have a responsibility to me on my day. She became very defensive with me when I suggested the idea of bringing a babysitter so that she and her husband can have a good time. She is not sure if she can come to the rehersal, she is not sure she can do hair and makeup with me, she is not sure she can stay long after dinner. Will I have an empty seat beside me at the head table? The wedding is in 2 months, the baby will be 9 months old by then. Is it too much for me to ask for her attention…. I really want her there with me, but I’m not sure I will be happy if she is not there to help me with my dress, to dance with me and the girls, to do all the pre wedding stuff before the ceremony.