(Closed) Who was there while you got ready?

posted 5 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
12955 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

My mom and my BMs got ready with me, and the Flower Girl came over to play with us as well. It was fun having everyone there!

Darling Husband and all the guys got ready at our apartment. 

Post # 4
7652 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Selcier:  How come your mom and sister can’t get ready with you? Do you have someone helping you lace or zip up your dress?

My maids and MIl got ready with me and Darling Husband and the guys (including our dads) got ready with him (we had areas in the church to get ready).

Post # 5
1105 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I couldn’t imagine getting ready alone 🙁


I’ll have Mum, my sister, my best friend, her husband and newborn baby (out of necessity to the baby), then my Dad will come along just before the limo. 

Post # 6
11168 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@Selcier:  My BMs, flower girl and my aunt. My mom was there too but not at all helpful as I posted in another thread. The morning “crew” if you will.

Post # 7
1839 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

my mom, grandmom, sisters(who were bridesmaids) and bridesmaids

Post # 8
3625 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I got ready alone and it was great, but I’m an introvert who loves quiet “me” time in general. I intentionally didn’t tell anyone where I was getting ready besides Fiance nor did I bring it up in conversation. I didn’t have a Bridal Party so there was no need really for people to get ready with me. I just had our photographer and my hair/makeup person. I practice getting into my dress before so it was relatively easy. I just had my MUA zip me up that last few inches. I was really stressed that morning with the traffic and running around so it was nice to just have a couple hours of relative peace and quiet with people that are there to support you, know the industry, and not cause drama. I’m really happy I chose to go this route rather than having my loud and dramatic ILs there with my quiet, introverted family. LOL

Post # 9
9142 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@Selcier:  My mom helped me at the start and then some friends of the family helped get me into my dress while my mom got ready.  This time I am getting ready with my mom and little sister.

Post # 10
3574 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

A friend of mine without a wedding party just got married, so she asked 3 of her girlfriends if they would get ready with her. 

Post # 12
5965 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

It was me, my Mom and my Maid/Matron of Honor and the photographer…who was also a really old family friend…I think sometimes less is best when Brides are getting ready, there’s a moment when the gravity of the committment you’re about to make comes crashing down on you, and having a entourage of rowdy BM’s and FG’s and anyone else you can fit in the room makes what should be a retrospective and private moment into a three ring circus.

Post # 13
11273 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

i got ready with my dh.  unusual i know but i wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.

we were staying in a hotel suite and we shared a bottle of champagne and snacks while we took our time getting ready.  it was wonderful.  so relaxing.  i didn’t have to worry about walking around naked or anything.

i love that he was the one who zipped me up.

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