(Closed) Personal Attendants

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: What should personal attendants wear?
    The same dress as the bridesmaids. : (0 votes)
    The same dress as the bridesmaids in a different color. : (3 votes)
    9 %
    A dress of their choosing in similar colors. : (12 votes)
    38 %
    Who cares? Let them wear whatever they would like. : (17 votes)
    53 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy Beekeeper

    It’s up to you if you want to include them in some of the pictures.  I say – let them wear whatever they want.  If you’d like them to match the BM or wedding colors, ask them to pick a dress in that shade (although, it REALLY doesn’t matter).

    Post # 4
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    581 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I have two personal attendants too! I was wondering about this. I like the idea of asking them to wear a dress in a similar color.

    Post # 6
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    530 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I have 2 personal attendants as well, my colors are claret (like burgundy), black and ivory, and since my bridesmaids will be wearing claret dresses, I asked my personal attendants to wear black cocktail dresses. Every girl has a black dress, and it goes perfect with our color scheme 🙂 I plan on having them in some of our photos as well, so they feel just as important in my day. Another plus for them being in black, is they will match the ushers!

    Post # 7
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    158 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I had never heard of personal attendants before. Could you explain this a little bit more and exactly what they will be doing to be involved?

    Post # 8
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    530 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    There really isn’t a set thing that personal attendants are supposed to do. They’re there to help you out throughout the day, whatever that may be. Whether it’s making sure things run smoothly, running errands for you last minute, special jobs on the day. It’s also another way to incorporate more friends or family into your wedding. I have 2 personal attendants, and while they will be there for making sure things run smoothly for us and just being there, one of them will be our reception photographer as well.

    Post # 9
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2012

    i think i’d be ticked off if i wasn’t actually a bridesmaid, yet had to get a specific outfit. 

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I don’t get how this is different from a bridesmaid?

    Post # 11
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    5118 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Where I’m from, a personal attendant is kind of your go-to gal. Mine is a younger high-school aged girl I know that I love like a little sister. She doesn’t have traditional bridesmaid duties (shower, bach party, etc) but is more of my day-of gal. She’ll be helping arrange my dress for photos, carrying around my emergency kit of food/sewing items/band-aids/my cell phone/makeup, and be the one to help out if something needs to be done while the bridal party is doing photos, etc. (like setting out favors or getting the guestbook and memory photos set out). Are personal attendants not all that common in some areas?

    Post # 12
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    Not in CA. I’ve never heard of this before. It almost sounds like a brides personal assistant. I would think some people would take offense to being ask to be that vs. a bridesmaid, Its an awesome idea though just not one people do around here or at least that I know of.

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    We have personal attendants here in Iowa.  My friend ASKED if she could be my personal attendant when she found out I already had my bridesmaids picked.  Here they don’t typically wear anything like the other bridesmaids – they just dress up in whatever they want.  They’re included in the day of pampering and any other pre-wedding festivities and they’re recognized in the program as “personal attendant.”  It’s an “honor” thing – someone that is important to you, that you want to include.

    In my case, my PA has been FAR more interested in the wedding than my bridesmaids and has offered help with everything from picking out dresses to helping with invitations.

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