Post # 1
After reading this post:
Your ladies that will stand by you….
I decided to share my Who’s Who Introduction. The quick write up I did on there reminded me a lot of the email I had sent out.
I have been in a lot of weddings. Once I knew no one but the bride and another time just the bride and her sister. I felt really awkward walking into a shower (that I helped planned through email) and trying to figure out who everyone was.
Now, my wedding has girls from childhood, high school and law school in it. Only one member of my wedding party knows everyone. To attempt to prevent that awkward feeling I decided to send out a who’s who. I spent a good bit of time writing about how I knew each person, the roll they had in my life, and a little about where they are and what they are doing now. I also posted a photo of each girl in the email. A face to go with the name. Everyone responded and thought it was nice.
Anyone else do anything like this? Or have other ways to solve the awkward first meetings? Just curious what you might have done.
Post # 3
I did something similar to this. I actually put it out on my wedding website and had my FH write about the guys a bit too. Most of the guys know each other, they all hang out as a crew.
But, like you I had a cousin, two childhood friends, old co-workers, etc. who some knew each other and some didn’t. They all play different roles in my life, so I included how we met, what we do together and why they are special to me! 🙂
Post # 4
That’s a really nice idea! I’m actually having a little Bridesmaid or Best Man get-together this June.. pretty much all my girls know each other & have met, but we’ve never all hung out as a collective group.. I’m lucky & they all live fairly close by (the furthest being about 45-60 mins away). I’m going to have some snacks and drinks.. just give everyone a chance to mingle and hang out.. I’m really excited for this, and it’s a great oppurtunity to get some good group pictures!
But your e-mail idea is great, if you’re unable to get everyone together because of where they all live.
Post # 5
@DEBeachGirl: I did this and have a girl mad at me and not speaking to me because she found out via email who the maid and matron of honor were. Apparently she wanted me to call her and tell her she was not maid of honor and so-and-so was? She says that’s why anyway. So, be careful.
Post # 6
We didn’t do a who’s who exactly but I opened a Facebook message thread to introduce 7 of my 8 bridesmaids (one is only 13 therefore doesn’t have a facebook). They communicated via facebook to plan the bachlorette and bridal shower. MOst of them had met with the exception of family (my sister and niece live in AZ, my cousin is in Canada for Vet school and my younger cousin lives in NH). Prior to my birthday this year though I threw a Chopped dinner party, that allowed four of the girls (my Future Sister-In-Law and three friends) to meet which worked out great! It was a low key way to get to know each other and then the rest met at the bridal shower/bachlorette.
Post # 7
Thanks for sharing @calihoya – not to worry everyone already knew who the MOHs were as I shared that info when I asked the others to join. BFF and SIL.
I wish I could get them all together, but Washington state, Chicago (and pregnant) and Maine makes it hard.