Communication mediums for bridesmaids, what did you use?

posted 2 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 2
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Bumble bee

Ah too bad not everyone has facebook. i’ve always used facebook group message for any communication with my own bridesmaids, or other bridal parties i was MOH in. It always worked out well. could send pics, follow the messages easily, without blowing up peoples phones like group text does.

I personally dont see anything wrong with email chains. if you send something important- individually text your girls to let them know theres something new going on. should be able to help people keep up w whats going on.

Good luck!!

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June, 2014

MrsHistory-Bee:  I only had two bridesmaids. Text messages were easiest for us. And Facebook but since not everyone in your situation has it, that’s not an option. Adding in websites and emails and Skype just seems too complicated, everyone checks their phone regularly so it was the best option for us and worked out fabulously. 

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper

I think good old fashioned email and call/text is still the best option. I don’t want to have to log in, create accounts, set up my web cam, arrange a video chat, etc just to talk about whether we like Dusty Pink or Light Blush for a dress option.

Don’t overcomplicate it and just stick to more familiar avenues of communication for people.

 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Email, BBM Group (can be download on any OS phone now) and I also use my wedding app –> appy couple

Post # 6
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Blushing bee

I don’t understand why you think email is confusing or hard to use.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

MrsHistory-Bee:  Honestly, your BMs don’t care about this as much as you do. To them, your wedding is half a year away, and they are excited but not really thinking about it. It seems world away to them and they probably have no idea half how long your to do list is and why you want to do anything early. (This is actually my experience with my bridesmaids. I felt like all my hollywood dreams of doing wedding things with my BMs were shattered lol). They probably just feel like they don’t really have anything to talk about together, or not much, and that’s that. It sucks. I wish my ladies were more interested. Now they are getting interested because we are 3 weeks away! But don’t expect them to obsess over this the way you will (and besides, should anyone be more excited about your wedding then than you and FI?) 

I ended up just talking with each of them the way I normally do to sort things out. Facebook, calls, texts. It ended up being the easiest. Just recently though two of them started talking about shoes on our facebook group, so it’s nice for them to have the option to chat, even if they don’t end up using it!

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i had 3 BMs and my brother.  my brother just needed to show up to the wedding.

i talked/talk to my girls regularly anyway.  but wedding related stuff, i sent our an email.

everything went smoothly and i had no issues.

 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Maybe my bridal party plans and situation was just over simplified but we didn’t do anything Special to communicate. I texted/call/saw all 6 individually and asked about a date to try on dresses. Also mentioned in person/text when I was doing invites and favors a week for anyone wanted to help (100% optional). I sent one email to list out hair appointment times and told them to come to my parents house after hair. I did an evite for the rehearsal dinner. That was it.  

My MOH emailed out the bachelorette party plan and asked for an RSVP. (She set all plans first.). Now for hers I started a Facebook event since it is a weekend trip that requires coordinating, but you mentioned that’s not an option.

It seemed easy, but I get that your situation might be more complicated with more out of town or more girls.

 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

This all seems crazy complicated. How much do you have to talk about on a regular basis with them? The last time I was a bridesmaid was before smart phones and somehow we all managed to be in the right place wearing the right clothes. 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I agree with PP….holy crap, does all this seem complicated. Maybe my wedding plans are way more simple, or my BMs are psychic. I made a Facebook group so pictures could be posted, but otherwise I call them or text them. I have one girl who isn’t great at getting back to me right away but if it’s something important I just pick up the phone. 

I think if one of my friends sent me newsletters about her wedding I would probably ask her if she’s been consuming a wee bit too much wine whilst wedding planning, and why the hell she wasn’t sharing the wine. 

However, since the Skype video chat isn’t working well, I do totally understand using a different video site. Google mail has a nice video chat function (free) that works well. Not sure if it does group chat though. 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

Call/text/a lot of e-mails (we’re all in different states). It’s worked for the most part and we hashed out the dresses, hairm, makeup and when they need to be where at what time pretty quickly.

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