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    Quote Originally Posted by shelle65 View Post
    What support do they need exactly? If getting married is such a trial then why do it?
    Yes, or if you can't manage your own wedding day perhaps make it a little more low key. I also don't get the support thing. 'it's my special day so you all have to wait on me hand and foot' uh uh, no thanks buddy. How old are you, 10?

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    Also blissedout, the 'maid' part refers to their marital status as unmarried women, not to their role as a servant

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    And off topic, but blissedout why must you have a username that I can't abbreviate without sounding rude

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    Beryl's mum l hope you don't mind if I hijack and pose a question here?

    I've been wondering lately about the role/s of bridesmaids as I've been asked to be my mates matron of honour. I figure there's a few people on this thread that could probably tell me what the expectations are for MoH? I know I'm up there in the frock she picked (thank god it is a tasteful number that I actually CAN wear again, and not too pricey) and will help her get dressed/ready. I know I'll say a speech (makes me nervous!) and I've offered to drive them to the hotel after, as it's a country wedding so no cabs available. I'm Breastfeeding and dieting so it's not a big sacrifice to not be able to drink.

    Am I expected to help organise hair and nails etc? Hens night? What else? I know different brides have different expectations, and my friend is pretty relaxed (as long as she doesn't get manic) but what are the traditional and/or accepted roles of the MoH/bridesmaid?

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    You are my new hero! lol the whole wedding business drives me nuts

    I was a bridesmaid - it cost me a fortune bc I had to pay for everything myself, no help from the couple
    Had to travel repeatedly for picking the dress, fittings
    Had the bride, who is a good person, turn into bridezilla

    Honestly I hate the entitled attitude some brides get. They demand a $500 dress in an ugly colour that you pay for. Demand cash presents. Hit the guests with paying for a huge wedding they can't actually afford. Have this selfish "It's my day DO WHAT I WANT" thing going on. Total turn off. It's one day. I think many of these type of brides don't look much past the honeymoon tbh.

    Just sick of the me me me attitude some women have

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    I thought your post was so funny!!! I can't believe she made you do all that :/

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    After a gloomy morning your post has just made me laugh so hard. You write so well BRMum, I really think that should be forwarded to all future brides!!

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    I wanted my bridesmaids to choose their dress my only request was no black. They rejected the 30 dresses we tried on that day and wanted this black skirt/top combo that I reluctantly bought. Went home and thought gees these aren't even dresses let alone appropriate for a bridal party, so I said if you can't decide I'll just choose them for you and bought them a Wayne cooper in dark blue and returned the stupid skirt and top. They did pick the shoes which I bought also and they were nice. I payed for all hair, make up and accessories and bought everyone who participated a present. My moh organised my hens night and I organised my kitchen tea (food invites etc) but they did the games.
    I didn't get any help for the loo on the day lol my moh and best man refused to give speeches so my sil and bil gave them instead which involved thanking their parents and their family who actually contributed 0 to the wedding and no one thanked mine who actually payed for it.
    My moh didn't give us a gift.
    Overall it was a pretty awesome wedding, the most help I got was from friends and family who weren't in the wedding especially my best friend who travelled from o/s for it. She wasn't in the bridal party because we weren't sure if she'd come and she didn't want to, but she sang while I walked down the aisle and did all my church songs (she's a great singer)
    A lot of good memories from the day. I can't see how my bridesmaids could complain since I did everything, payed for everything and didn't ask for anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FearlessLeader View Post
    Also blissedout, the 'maid' part refers to their marital status as unmarried women, not to their role as a servant

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    Maybe they should change it to brideslave?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benji View Post
    Maybe they should change it to brideslave?
    Mine were brideslaves. They're still my slaves. The joys of using family in your bridal party.

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