Post # 1
I have moved to Texas (and the wedding will be in Oklahoma)… But I am from the East Coast originally… which is where all of my girls are… I have 1 MB and my Maid/Matron of Honor (sister) in NY, 3 BMs in Virginia and 1 in AUSTRALIA!!….
I have found a dress everyone agrees on, and that can be bought at retailers everywhere… but Im worried about not having everyone (or anyone!) close to me to help.
Im out here with a job, so its not like I can just fly home or to stay with some of the girls.
How early should they be here before the wedding? Should I let me Maid/Matron of Honor be in charge of making sure everyone has flights out (I can provide hotels)…
Im just afraid that SOMETHING will go wrong and someone wont be here…
Post # 3
All of my girls live ridiculously far away also but I am not worried – they are responsible and they will be there – they love you and they want to be there for you and they will. It is definitely not your responsibility to be worried about them getting there. If you think someone needs to check up on them then ask your Maid/Matron of Honor to do it – it’s definitely not another thing you should be worrying about!
In regards to the help – there’s nothing you can really do about that – but what I do that helps is I made a facebook group that is private and just for planning my wedding so I can post pics of things and get all of their opinions etc. before I make my decisions.
In regards to the help – My Maid/Matron of Honor is coming down a week before to help me and the other two will show up sometime within that week depending on when they can. It really depends on you, how much help you need during that week and how much time they can get off around your wedding!
All I can recommend is plan early to avoid as much stress as possible – Good Luck!
Post # 4
I agree with FutureMrs.Martin. Don’t let your girls being far away stress you out! All of my wedding party is Out of Town also – spread out all across Canada, and not a single one lives in the province where I will be getting married. They care for you and they WILL be there – so don’t worry about that! They are responsible enough to take care of their own travel arrangments.
Just have the girls come when they can. Your Maid/Matron of Honor is coming a week early, so that is great! My family and Maid/Matron of Honor are coming a week before the wedding to help me take care of a few last minute things. But you know what? So far I have not been too stressed out with doing a lot of the wedding stuff myself. Just start planning early and do it a bit at a time.