Happy New Years Ladies! 2013 is here and I will be in Maui Hawaii next year for our 15th Anni...
After lots of consideration I've decided upon which of my friends I'd like as my Bridesmaids. Most obvious, I've decided on my little Sis as the MOH, my 3 best friends all throughout school, and my best college friend.
Unfortunately, as most things in life tend to go... I'm beginning to realize how difficult it's going to be having family members/and my college girlfriend living in the UK throughout most of the planning of the wedding. My future Mother-In-Law in particular I think is finding it hard that she'll be halfway across the world for the majority of it (especially with my Fiance being her only child) Not to mention my best college friend is from Ireland so will also be MIA until a week before the big day. Choosing Bridesmaid dresses, my wedding dress, going for fittings, the Bridal Shower, DIY projects etc... they'll miss out on all of the fun/special moments I'd really like to have them there for and I'm slightly worried they'll begin to feel alienated. Not to mention, how difficult it's going to be trying to ship dresses to and fro and mess about with the sizing variations between the US and UK etc. Oy vey!
I guess I'm probably worrying about small things that can easily be dealt with, it's just a bit of a bummer that important people will be so far away and absent for a large portion of events I'd like them there for. Has anyone else experienced similar problems? Have any of you had bridesmaids or family members who were located halfway across the world? If so are there any tips you can offer a girl? :) What can I do to ensure they still feel important and a part of the process? I'm stressing that my Fiances family will begin to view me as the bad guy whose depriving them of special memories etc, and that is the very last thing I want them to feel. As it is I worry about talking about the planning process around my future Mother-In-Law as I don't want her to feel as though I'm rubbing it all in. What to do, what to do!?
Any advice you lovely ladies can offer would be MUCH appreciated! Personal stories and experiences are more than welcome! :)