Post # 1
I’m curious to see as who you go to with your questions/ideas outside of the bee.
I’ve got a mother who doesn’t even know I bought my wedding dress yet. She wouldn’t know the wedding date had I not sent it to her in a text, yet I have a feeling when the actual day comes she’s going to act like all of this was made possible because of her, so I’ve been getting closer with just about everone else.
Post # 3
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
My mom tried to be, but she was so judgmental of everything that didn’t match her image, so it was definitley my MoH/BFF that was most supportive. And, actually, my other bridesmaid was super awesome as well, but she lives further away so was less personally involved.
Post # 4
Well, I did not vote because I would have had to have chosen two people — my mom (who lived five hours from me while I was planning my wedding and also was recovering from a broken bone, so she could not travel to help me) and my local Maid/Matron of Honor (I had two, and one lived about 12 hours away.) My mom was very supportive of whatever I wanted to do (within reason, of course) and spoke with my dad about increasing my original budget, and my local Maid/Matron of Honor went dress shopping with me and hosted an amazing shower in my honor. However, aside from a few wedding details that I assigned to my Fiance (who also lived in another state), I planned my entire wedding by myself.
Post # 5
My bff went above and beyond for our wedding. My sister and mom were super helpful as well
Post # 6
My best friend/MOH. I don’t have a close relationship with my mom and she never really asks me how the wedding planning is going.
Post # 7
My BFF/MOH has been amazingly supportive. I try not to talk too much about the wedding (I don’t want to be a self-absorbed bride), but she always is encouraging wedding talk! She also is organizing tons of things for me, and even addressed my Save the Dates when I had a broken elbow and couldn’t write. She is fantastic!
Post # 8
- Wedding: May 2013 - Kempinski San Lawrenz, Gozo
my FBIL’s girlfriend is also my maid of honour. Although she lives in another country, she’s been SO supportive, loyal, and simply just a lovely person. I daresay she’s more excited about the wedding than I am! My two best friends are my bridesmaids, and they’ve also been absolutely incredible. They helped me choose my dress, and come over once a week to help with the DIY. I’m so lucky!
Post # 9
My mom was, but she also lives a thousand miles away, so lots of stuff was hard because of the distance. Future Mother-In-Law was very supportive of the marriage and wanted us to have a great wedding but wasn’t very personally involved. Therefore, I said it was my best friend, though I actually meant my three local best friends. My Maid/Matron of Honor and the other two local BMs were AMAZING and helped me with so many DIY projects and were so supportive. I was very lucky.
Post # 10
I voted sister, but she’s actually my cousin. We grew up like sisters and she’s been the most supportive, followed by Future Mother-In-Law, best friend and then my mom.
Post # 11
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
One of my matrons of honor has gone above and beyond, helping with the dress, accessories, flowers, etc.
Mom is very supportive, but the party planning, etc. doesn’t interest her too much.
Post # 12
My Mom has been great! She has honest opinions, but she’s always so nice about everything.
Post # 13
My mom was almost as involved in our wedding as I was. She was a bit much at times, just like most mothers are (LOTS of opinions) but in the long run she was great. Actually, pretty much all of the women in my life blew me away. My aunt was totally into it since I’m the only girl in our family (she had all boys) so she got to live vicariously through me. My grandmother was super supportive even though she was thousands of miles away and my friends/bridesmaids were phenominal. I’m a lucky girl.
Post # 14
TBH, I still don’t know if my mother knows that I’m engaged (been engaged for three months). I don’t really care, personally, as we aren’t close and only see one another a couple of times a year (at holidays, if she decides to show up).
My Future Mother-In-Law has been pretty supportive, as well as my bridesmaids/MOH, and my grandma, but in terms of getting things done and whatnot, my fiance’s stepmom has been INCREDIBLY invaluable. I was freaking out over a few things and she sat down with me and worked it all out within a couple of hours.
Post # 15
My mom died when I was 19, my grandma is a little too old to help much and my sister and friends aren’t as great as I thought they’d be at helping. So it’s all me! Which I’m finding ok since I’m more of a control freak then I realized!!