Post # 1
Hello Brides To Be
I am conducting my 1st meeting with my bridesmaid….i have 11 girls.
Do any of you have any samples of what should be covered for our first meeting.
For an example, when orders would be placed for their dresses, etc.
Post # 3
wow! That’s a lot! I had a Bridesmaid or Best Man get together with 5/6 of my girls, but we just had a spa night so they could meet. You could always talk about what they’re responsible for, some date deadlines that you’d like to see now, or give them guidelines for anything (if you’re letting them choose hair, dress, shoes, etc)
Post # 4
We’re supposed to be having meetings??? I have 7 maids and email them when I have an update.
Post # 5
Holy cow thats a lot of girls! You must be a great friend to have so many people stand up for you!
I’d just use the meeting so all the girls can get to know each other if they don’t already. I’d also show them some of your ideas about theme and colors and stuff because they will be curious.
Post # 6
- Wedding: April 2010 - Signature Events
I agree with Jacqi—just use the time to get to know one another! I’m sure the girls will fire some questions at you, and that’s when you can address them—just make sure everyone’s listening to the answers. : )
Post # 7
11 is a lot..I only have 6 girls. I am having the first get together as a Fun Party. Just so that they can all meet.
Post # 8
I agree with the others that I would just use the time to get to hang out. I’ve been in 10 weddings and have never had a meeting of the maids. The bride would just say, Can you come on this date to this store to try on your dress? Or here is the store and the dress style number go when you can to order it. Most of the brides have communicated over email or phone.
Keep in mind you have lots of time since your wedding isn’t until October. Remember too that not all your girls are going to be as excited and active in wedding tasks as you are or others might be.
Post # 9
11 girls including college buds, sisters, cousins, inlaws, and lastly child-hood friends. Yes, I will never recommend.
Thanks you all. I will make it a meet and greet. I will also get a time-line and include them on my ideas as well as what to look forward to.
Post # 10
I just communicate by email – since everyone is all over the place!
Post # 11
I think you should just keep things casual. Let everyone just get to meet one another. Any actual “business” should be done via email. Just remember, although these ladies are your bridesMAIDS please do not take that term literally! I was recently in a wedding, and at the bridal shower, the MOB actually made all of us bridesmaids wear aprons as we passed out the lunch!!
Post # 12
Fabously- are you serious? she made you wear aprons? O m goodnes…
Im interested with how you came up with the number 11?
Does your groomsmen have 11 attendants too?
Post # 13
ccranetobe- Yeah, aprons. No joke. We were her slaves! lol
Post # 14
I just communicate through email too especially since my bm’s are scattered in different states
Post # 15
I’ll be getting my 4 girls together when I go to order my wedding dress in April! that way they can try on the bridesmaid dress I picked out and give me an opinion. I’ve just been emailing ideas back and forth with them.