(Closed) Why’d you pick your ‘maids?

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m having 2: my sister and Future Sister-In-Law

Reason: Because they’re family and I love them both!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

They’re my three sisters and my three very best friends, whom I’ve been close to since middle school. There was never a question I’d pick anyone else!

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

2 are my sisters! the other 3 are close friends that i have had for eons.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

My Maid/Matron of Honor is my sister and we are pretty close, Bridesmaid or Best Man1 was my first friend here and has been my friend since I moved here, Bridesmaid or Best Man2 is the OH of one of my FI’s Groomsmen and we have gotten to be good friends over the past couple years, Bridesmaid or Best Man3 is my friend from church and she is always there for me when I need her and she is one of the funniest people I know =)

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

haven’t 100% decided and will still wait a while to ask, but i’m thinking:

1) my sister

2) his sister- we are close

3) my best friend

4) my childhood best friend who i am very close to

5) my good friend

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

My Maid/Matron of Honor is my older sister, then I asked my best friend from high school, my two best friends from the summer camp I have worked at and my college roommate. All 5 of the girls have been amazing friends to me and I honestly couldn’t imagine standing up there that day without them.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I picked maids based on their support for the relationship. These girls are NOT my “best friends.” Instead these girls have offered wise advice when fighting with SO or kind words when I’m upset. A few of my best friends are girls I get along famously with but do not go crying to them in dark times etc. So my criteria was a bit different. And yes, their feelings were hurt- but choosing my maids was not about no offending friends but choosing girls who have truely helped our relationship blossom.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

It is my sisters.  We are all ridiculously close so it was a super easy decision.  I also have a twin sister so she’s the Maid/Matron of Honor and the other 2 are BM’s.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Two are my sisters and my Maid/Matron of Honor was my old college rommate and my best friend. The fourth is his childhood friend who I have become pretty close to. She is my “Arizona bestie”.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

MOH- i felt guilty. we always promised each other throughout our friendships that we would be each other’s maids of honor. of course, we sort of lost contact after college and we moved away. i felt bad not keeping my promise, so i asked her to be my Maid/Matron of Honor. i still love her dearly and every time we hangout it’s like we pick up where we left off, but i haven’t seen her in 6 months.

2 of my BMs are my FSILs. I am close to one of them, but the other is a complete beeyotch. and i mean BAD. we don’t really have a friendship. but Future Mother-In-Law told me it would be rude to have one as a Bridesmaid or Best Man and not the other.

the rest are dear friends of mine. i grew up with some of them, and one of them was my baby sitter growing up. she has been irreplaceable in the wedidng planning process. most of my girlfriends are younger and have never been a Bridesmaid or Best Man before, so having this one older gal (she has been married for 10 yeas) has been wonderful. she knows her stuff!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

1) best friend for a hundred million years

2) best friend from college

3) longest friend

4) best friend that I know b/c of Fiance (her husband is also a groomsmen)

@vmec: but choosing my maids was not about no offending friends but choosing girls who have truely helped our relationship blossom.

This was my criteria as well!!!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

My only “maid” is my brother. 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Maid/Matron of Honor – Our moms were friends, got pregnant and we’ve been friends since birth. She’s like a sister to me. I love her to bits and she loves me to bits back!

Bridesmaid or Best Man – Has been one of my best friends since just before highschool. She has been there for me no matter what and when I get a little lost and out of touch, she’s always there when I find my way back. She’s just one of the most loving people I’ve ever met.

I wanted a third one, but she lived so far away, and my Maid/Matron of Honor already lives in another province, so it just didn’t seem reasonable as she wouldn’t have been able to be there and have fun or help out. I felt so bad, and the last time I saw her I almost cried. Now I feel like it’s too late to ask her.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I don’t have really any female friends of my own, so I chose…

My aunt-in-law (uncle’s wife, she’s only 8 hears older than me) for my Maid/Matron of Honor. I’ve known her for fifteen years and we get along great so I’m really excited to have her by my side.

BMs are my fiance’s sister, who is a really sweet girl that I get along with really well

and my fiance’s best friend’s wife. We hang out a lot as couples and she’s awesome. We talked so much about wedding stuff when she was engaged so it seemed pretty natural to have her as a Bridesmaid or Best Man.

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