Originally Posted by mizpriya
So I had some bad news and some good news over the weekend I wanted to share, and then I wanted some help from you guys.
- My Matron of Honor and my all time best friend got pregnant a few months ago and won't be able to travel to my wedding. She is like my sister and I was devastated to find out she could not make it to my wedding. She lives in Dubai so I can't really spend time with her before hand so poopy! She will be in her 40th week of pregnancy the week of my wedding so it definitely was not going to happen. However, I was hoping my other long time best friend who also lives in Dubai was going to make it to the wedding to make up for my MOH.
Bad News 2:
This weekend, my other long time friend just told me the news that she won't make it either. She works as a flight attendant and she could not get the time off for my wedding through the airline she works for! I knew there was a 50/50 chance she would make it, but I was hopeful that it would all work out. Unfortunately it didn't and now my second MOH is out of the picture. Reall bummed but with these things, it's all out of my control. Expected with destination weddings.
My Matron of Honor will be coming to Canada to celebrate the bridal shower festivities in February which I am glad about because I get to spend quality time with her and we can do some wedding projects together.
And finally, I couldn't choose any of the other girls in my bridal party to be my MOH because I just didn't feel right about it. Don't get me wrong, they are all fabulous girls and I love them, but I feel like I couldn't replace my original MOH since I had known her for a long long time (since we were 2!). MY next best alternative, was my other best friend whom I have known for almost 16 years...thing is- he is a guy! So I asked him if he would do me the honour of being my "Man of Honor" and he said YES! As if everything else about our wedding couldn't get any more untraditional and unique!
So now...I don't know what to gift his as my ManOH gift! I got flower purses for the girls instead of bouquets, and I also got them girlie wineglasses and made them shirts for getting ready that say "Bridesmaids" on them. I was thinking of getting him a personalized shot glass and maybe a shirt....but is there anything else unique and different out there that I can get for him that you ladies can think of?
Let me know!
Phew! It's been an emotional rollercoaster thus far....but I am confident everything will work out and be amazing on the day of the wedding!
Many venues offer a webcam service for the wedding. Perhaps you can see if yours can do a 2-way service and skype your original MOH in so that she doesn't miss out on anything.
As for the Man of Honour - what about a Man of Honour T-shirt? You can do it with Iron on letters or see if you can find a cool airbrush artist to do it in a crafty way. You could give him a massage on the beach or do something cool like an excursion together. Everyone can go and you can pay for his only. A big bottle of alcohol or check out on etsy. Even if the wedding isn't formal, cufflinks are still pretty cool. He doesn't have to use it for the wedding. He'd probably prefer something that he can use afterwards anyways.