When asking your female friends to be your bridesmaids, it is very important to pop the question in a special way. Make sure to express how much you value their friendship and show how much it means to you to have them by your side on such an important day in your life. You can also send them really cute cards with warm, personal messages, or even a small present with the “will you be my bridesmaid?” question engraved or written on them!
Your bridesmaids will feel more special if you give them small tasks at your wedding, so don’t just leave them sitting at the table all day. Don’t burden them with difficult assignments either and always respect the time they are giving you. It is essential that you keep them updated on the wedding planning process because you want them to feel included and don’t forget to provide them with a full wedding day schedule beforehand so that they know all the details of your big day.
Your bridesmaids will appreciate if you let them choose the dresses they will be wearing on the day. You can suggest, but allow them to decide. Let them know of your colour scheme and so that they can pick silhouettes and designs they like. It could be a frock they will be happy to wear on more than one occasion in their lives. Remember that they should also have comfortable shoes as they will need to spend a lot of time on their feet, and take care of their hair and make-up as well!
The best way to thank your bridesmaids is to give them great presents. Choose something they will like and make each gift personal. Think what they like and give them something that will surely make them smile. You can also include a special “thank you” note to express your gratitude for supporting you and being wonderful friends.
It is also important to connect your bridesmaids together well before the big day. If they aren’t already friends, you should think of all the fun things you can all do together so that they become closer in the lead-up to your wedding. Organising a fun pre-wedding pamper is a fabulous idea, so why not treat the girls with a trip to a day spa or beauty salon! You will need it too because wedding preparations can be very exhausting, and what better way to relax than with your dearest female friends.
Once they are fully dressed for the wedding, you should organise a special photo shoot with your bridesmaids. While most of your wedding photos will be about you and your groom, girly pictures will add a special element of fun to your album. Your friends will definitely appreciate this gesture.
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