Wedding party difficulties

posted 2 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 2
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

missadventure85:  Have you given them a date to buy their dresses by, or to reply by for the other things?

Except for possibly the dresses, my first impression is that they still have plenty of time. But if you need to know by a certain date, I think you should tell them that. Even with the dresses they have plenty of time if they’re able to walk in and buy it off the rack. If you’re expecting they order something then, again, give them a deadline.

Of course if you *have* given a date and that date has passed, then a reminder email or phone call is completely approproiate.

Post # 3
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2871 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Have you set a deadline?  A lot of times, people will think they have all the time in the world to get these things done and back to you.  They put it off, forget about it, you send another email and the cycle starts again.  I would send one last email, give them a deadline of one week for hair/ mani/pedis (tell them the salon needs head counts) and a month to order a dress.  Follow up in a week by phone.  Have your FI call his girls, as they are a part of his wedding party.  Get a firm answer on the beauty stuff, and then ask nicely about the dress.  In a month, if they still don’t have a dress, give them another phone call.  Try to find a time when you can go with them.  

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Church

missadventure85:  Are they normally procrastinators? It would explain a lot … It is not necessarily that they are disinterested, but rather that they may be last minute type people … I would probably give them a deadline (ie. the dresses take x amount of time, please make sure you choose by such and such a time – or ask them if they want to make a girls day out of going to DB to check out some dresses). While they probably had plenty of notice, is it possible that one or both of them is having financial issues? I would be pretty stressed out … but they still have a bit of time.

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