Agreeing to be part of a bridal party in a wedding is a huge commitment.
As a bride, you don’t want friends who do not feel excited about being a bridesmaid or can’t afford to, be part of it because they feel pressured to. You might end up getting stressed out as the days pass and become more and more anxious when you can’t afford to be.
Forming Your Bridal Party
So what’s the best way to form your bridal party?
Make a List
Making a list of your close friends and narrowing it down will be one way to eliminate some of these issues. Start the ask once you’ve finalized your list. Keep an extra few in case some refuse or are reluctant, or don’t get back to you.
The Traditional Way
This is the most used technique when it comes to asking your friend to be your bridesmaid. It is simply using the power of words by sending a card.
Send a simple card with a sweet message, a happy memory or something that she will laugh out loud about.
Personalized Gift Box
This method consist of sending a customized gift box filled with treats and memories. It can include your photos together with a quote and a personal message. A custom gift is highly appreciated as it involves much thought and will be highly considered by your BFF.
She will start to recall how you met, and the fin things you’ve done together, get all those warm and fuzzy feelings of the best moments together.
This mug can contain some yummy treats, cute messages and souvenirs that you know she will like. You can have your photo together printed on it.
Something like a necklace or ring with your bridesmaid’s initials on it can go a long way. It’s a beautiful present to her as she can wear at the wedding too. It’s something that will be special and always remembered.
Round of Drinks
One of the best ways to form your bridal party is to call them up for a night out, pour a round of drinks, and let them find the personalized message on the side of the shot glasses.
Who would say no to a yummy and delicious sweet dessert? Instead of drinks, you can gather around desserts or chocolates to find the messages below the plate.
Get your future bridal party some scented candles a favourite scent you share. The scent will always be a reminder of your friendship and how much you value them to make them part of your bridal party.
The final way to ask your BFF to be part of your bridal party is with the perfect bridesmaid dresses. It would be best if you customized it to her preferences. You would haven already saved her the dress shopping. She can then focus on the accessories and shoes to go with it.
The Gist of it
There are several ways of forming your bridal party, whether it’s a small gift, a keepsake or a full on bridesmaid dress, the key is knowing what will say your BFFs. Giving them as much consideration up front will go a long way in them agreeing to be part of your day.
What tips do you have to sway your BFFs to becoming of part of your bridal party?
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Kelsey Bang says
such a fun post! love the idea of the personalized gift box!
The Wardrobe Stylist says
I know, right?? I want to go back in time and do that for my bridal party.
Carrie at Curly Crafty Mom says
So many nice and thoughtful ways to do this, especially since they’re your closest of friends/family!
The Wardrobe Stylist says
I love it too and wish had the chance to do that for them.