Post # 1
Did you have a bridesmaid luncheon to kick off your wedding planning?
I know typically brides host a luncheon to thank the bridesmaids for all of the hard work closer to the wedding, but I was thinking of hosting a luncheon to get everyone together to get aquainted and share with them my ideas and plans to this point. My wedding is June 2015. What do you think? Is that too much?
Post # 2
I think it’s excessive because the bridesmaids aren’t there to help you plan. You can certainly ask for their advice as needed, but it’s your job to do the planning, and having a “kickoff meeting” makes it seem like they’re expected to be a lot more involved than they should be.
Post # 3
i think that sounds like a blast! have your bridesmaids all met before? this would def be a good way for them to meet, so when it is time for them to come together to make plans, it wont be awkward lol try not to make it like a meeting though, just to hang out, maybe give them ideas about timelines and their dresses. if they ask for more wedding details, then go ahead & discuss more. but dont make them feel uncomfortable or overwhelmed right off the bat!
Post # 4
theEguarantee: No, they havent all met yet-only introduced by email. I was thinking that this would be the perfect way for everyone to have some fun together!
Post # 5
lpnelson504: I think it would be nice! Lets everyone meet once before any actual wedding activities and lunch with your friends is always fun. I don’t think it would be excessive at all.
Post # 6
I think it’s fine if all of your bridesmaids live in the same place and don’t feel obligated to travel from out of town to attend this event. I hosted mine before the rehearsal dinner as a thank you and as an opportunity for all of them to meet each other.
Post # 7
It really depends on your girls. If they have the time and are close by, they might think it’s fun. But if they’re not big into weddings they might see this as the first step to lots of expectations for them to help with wedding things that they aren’t interested in. Plus, I often find it very difficult to coordinate that many different schedules.
So if you do this, I would keep it casual and non-mandatory. “Hey, I thought I’d make a big brunch next Sunday and flip through bridal magazines and see if any of my lovely bridesmaids are interested in joining. If you’re interested, let me know so I can make enough pancakes!”
Post # 8
My bridesmaids are from all over and everyone is flying to Boston for my wedding so I’m having one the morning before the rehearsal dinner. I think it will be a nice way for people to get to know each other and for the bridal party to actually get to hang out before the rest of the guests arrive that day.
Post # 9
I think it would be an awesome idea to get them all together to meet and chat but dont start planning just yet. There will be other times when everyone will be able to give their ideas and help you out. Most likely the conversation will turn towards the wedding and you can chat about it more comfortably.
Post # 10
lpnelson504: I’m doing dinner like 2 month before the wedding, more because of the fact I would like them to meet each other. But other than that, they don’t have to do anything, so it’s not like a meeting per say.
Post # 11
lpnelson504: I think it’s a great idea! My bridesmaids and I got together for a brunch and sat down with a ton of wedding magazines 🙂 It was so fun to trade wedding ideas in person. When you mix this with great food and drinks, how can you go wrong?!
All of my bridesmaids and I have grown up together, but if yours don’t know each other as well, then this is also a great opportunity for them to get to know each other earlier on so that they can be comfortable with reaching out to each other while planning the bachelorette/bridal parties!
Post # 12
I think that’s a great idea! Ive just been asked to be a Bridesmaid for the first time. I’ve only met 2 of the other Bridesmaids 2 and never met the other one. I would love to get to kow the other BMs over a lunch and get to know them a little better 🙂