Post # 1
Is this a necessary thing to do? Don’t get me wrong, I would love it if I could get them all together for a lunch. But one bridesmaid is out of town and won’t be in until the day before the wedding. In that short time she will be getting her nails done and then coming to the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner – there’s no time to get together for lunch.
I also have another bridemaid who keeps making excuses everytime I want to go for dinner or get together with them. I think she might be kind of shy since she doesn’t know my other bridesmaid, but yeah, if I plan a lunch, I can see it just being with me and one other girl.
Should I even bother trying? I’ve suggested dinner with all of us at least twice and there’s always a reason for it not to work.
Post # 3
I didn’t do one. I don’t think it’s necessary at all. If it’s just one person who wouldn’t be able to make it, could you plan something for those who are available if this is something you really want to do?
Post # 4
- Wedding: July 2013 - The front lawn of our church
I did a breakfast with my bridesmaids the day of the wedding. It was really fun and relaxing:)
Post # 5
You don’t need a specific bridesmaid meal, but you should make sure someone buys them a rehearsal dinner. Lots of brides want to skip rehearsal dinners because they aren’t important to them, but they’re intended to thank the bridal party for their efforts/expenses. As long as you do that, nothing else is needed.
Post # 6
I’m going to! I’m having a “wedding weekend” since most people are from out of town so the day before I’m having a “women’s luncheon” for the women who came to the wedding (the men will be at the mens’ version) and the day of the wedding having breakfast for the bridal party/women in the family in my suite (the same for the men with my FI)!
Post # 7
I didn’t have an offical one. But 4 out of 5 my bridesmaids and I hung out when we went to try on dresses and we out for lunch. We also hung out another time randomly. But Most of them knew or had met each other at previous events.
Post # 8
I didn’t do one, but if you’re able to, then why not? 🙂 And if not, no big deal!
Post # 9
The only official meals with bridesmaids that I’ve heard of are them being at the rehearsal dinner, and them having breakfast/brunch with you the day-of the wedding 🙂