When planning a wedding, there are so many details that need to be addressed. While this is supposed to be a happy and exciting time for the you and your lucky guy, things can get a little stressful and/or fall through the cracks.
In some cases, bridesmaids and their part in the whole process get lost in the shuffle. For beginners, they are being asked to make sacrifices. For your part, it’s quite a task to organize a group of women to show up at the same time, every time, to do things like picking junior bridesmaid dresses or going over event responsibilities. Some of you people might like the red bridesmaid dresses while others prefer the blue. The decision is your, but don’t get wrapped up in the details and forget they are part of the process as well.
With that said, here are 7 ways you can let your bridesmaids know their efforts are appreciated and not forgotten.
- Build Camaraderie – If you are like so many others, your bridesmaids will come from different parts of your life and might not know each other. To overcome any possible awkwardness, you should devote a little time to introducing them and letting them get to know each other.
- Pop the Bridesmaid Question in a Unique Way – Each of your bridesmaids holds a unique place in your life. You should find a way to pop the question about being a bridesmaid in a way that honors your special relationship.
- Allow Them To Choose Some Part of The Bridesmaid’s Ensemble – Of course, you will want to dictate if your bridesmaids are wearing junior bridesmaid dresses, red bridesmaid dresses or anything else that suits your vision. It would be a nice touch to let them make a collective decision about something like shoe-style.
- The Gift – Giving your bridesmaids a gift to commemorate the wedding event is a time-honored tradition. It would be nice for you to personalize each gift instead of giving everyone the same item. A new idea is one that will commemorate the occasion like a gift subscription box that will continue for a year. Such gifts should be unique and not be something like a magazine. From select premium teas and coffees to whisky there is a lot to choose from.
- Be Upfront About Time and Money Issues – Prior to asking for a commitment, you want to make sure that each bridesmaid is aware of your expectations as far as how much time and money they will be required to contribute.
- The Nice Touches – The nice touches refer to ways you can make the event more enjoyable for your bridesmaids. Perhaps offering to pay for transportation or a babysitter will help relieve the financial burden of being in the wedding.
- The “Thank You” Letter – Around the time you are sending thank you notes for gifts, don’t forget to send a special thank you to your bridesmaids for their sacrifices and sharing your special day with you.
Always keep in mind, you chose your bridesmaids because they hold a special place in your life. While they are working to make your wedding event all about you, you should be doing everything in your power to let them know that you couldn’t and wouldn’t want to imagine going through this without them being part of the process.