Post # 1
My daughter is getting married May 31, 2014 and has a large wedding party. It’s already difficult enough getting everyone together because of work, school, etc. Bridesmaid luncheons are really a southern tradition, but we are thinking of skipping it. I am thinking about providing a breakfast/brunch for the girls as they are having their hair/makeup done at the hotel the morning of the wedding and paying for their hair. My daughter is giving them their gifts at the rehearsal dinner. She has bought them monogrammed totes, monogrammed satin robes, MAC makeup brush kits, earrings, and also cute flip flops for the reception. Skip the lunch and pay for the hair is what I think would be most appreciated. What do you think?
Post # 3
- Wedding: October 2014 - Church
@drsalter: I think that sounds really nice. Then again, I’m not from the south so I don’t know if it would be taken poorly. Personally, I am getting hair/makeup done with my girls, FMIL, FSIL, and sister and then providing a brunch day of to make sure everyone has a bite.
Post # 4
That sounds fine to me!
But my two BMs also lived 6 and 8 hour away from me, I didn’t host one, either.
Post # 5
@drsalter: Tradition or not, the BMs are already being given a lot of lovely gifts. Maybe you could call the breakfast/brunch you’re providing the BM Luncheon? Just a little less traditional..
Post # 6
I am, although my wedding is in Boston it is a “destination” wedding since everyone is from out of town so I’m hosting a “high tea” in the city for the bridesmaids/moms/grandmas before the other guests come into town :-)!!!
Post # 7
Thank you for the comments. My daughter has 10 bridesmaids. It’s so hard to get everyone together on another day besides the wedding day!
Post # 8
@drsalter: i have 10 bridesmaids and i’m in the south – we are getting married at 3pm so are serving brunch to everone in the cabin where we are all getting married the morning of the wedding! we are skipping the bridesmaid luncheon all together due to a lot of obstacles, including an out of town wedding.