Post # 1
I found a link to make the cutest bridemaid’s newsletters and I LOVED the idea…. I showed it to everyone at work and not ONE person liked it. They thought it was psycho and crazy…. some even said it would make the bridal party “nervous” getting a letter in the mail of updates… What do you think? I dont want to be the “crazy bride”…
Post # 3
You are not crazy, but I think whether the newsletter will be well received depends on your bridesmaids. You know these women the best, so ask yourself if this is something that you think they would like to receive? Personally, I see and/or talk to my bridesmaids on such a frequent basis that a newsletter would be redundant for me. That said, if your ladies are spread out and you don’t talk super often, it might be very useful.
Post # 4
I have to admit I’ve never seen a bridesmaid newsletter, but I’d like to see one. I don’t think there is anything wrong with keeping people up to date. I try to use my wedding website to do so. I blog often. Add photos, inspiration boards broke down by group (bridesmaids, The Fellas, Inspiration(snow pictures as I’m taking my inspiration from snow)), etc. I don’t see the problem with sending out a letter monthly or weekly. I’ve been a Bridesmaid or Best Man twice and I never knew what was going on with those girls. I didn’t make the most of my Bridesmaid or Best Man experience and I regret that, though I guess I do have the excuse that I was a teen and they did live in a different state then me. I don’t see how this could be a bad idea. It’s just a “i done this and this and this for the month of Feb”. “We’re ____ days from our wedding” “I’m thinking that I like these dresses for the bms”, etc
Post # 5
I can see how the newsletter would be a cute, useful way of keeping people involved & informed. But honestly, I can also see where your coworkers are coming from with their reaction — and that was my first reaction. I feel like not all bridesmaids want to be involved in all the little decisions & details that go into planning the whole wedding. If they want to be in on all that stuff, it will probably happen organically when you’re just talking to them and sharing on a regular basis. For the ones where their involvement isn’t happening organically… well, maybe they just want to participate on a more low-key, less involved level. Which in my view is totally fine & not an insult to the bride in any way.
Bottom line: if I were a bridesmaid, I would feel like this was overkill. How much info do they really NEED to know? The ones who want info beyond what they need will seek it on their own.
Good luck! 🙂
Post # 6
I send my maids of honor a newletter every month and they love it. I bet you found the same one that I did. It’s super cute. I say go for it.
Post # 7
What sorts of things are you in need of informing your ‘maids? I have to say, I had never heard (or thought) of anything like this before the WB world. 🙂 I think if you do it well, it could be a really nice way to keep in touch, but you’d have to be careful not to come across as TOO controlling or absorbed in your wedding. 🙂
Post # 8
What’s the link? I’d like to see it. Never seen or heard of one before.
Post # 9
As a bridesmaid multiple times over I would probably think you were being too controlling especially if it came out more than a month before your wedding.
Post # 10
I’m sure it’s cute…but that might be a little over the top. Why not just send an email?
Post # 11
Some of the weddings I have been in have done email newsletters. Nothing in a fancy format, but it gives everyone dates and times, etc. I think if you don’t get a chance to see or talk to your bridesmaids much then it’s a good idea.
Post # 12
When I was MoH for my best friend she sent out a newsletter once a month. She thought it was the cutest thing and that it was a great way for us all to get to know each other. None of us liked them, but I don’t think anyone told her…
But it brought her joy so we let it go – if you’ll enjoy doing it, go nuts. It’s not like by sending information you’re putting any chores on them. They’ll read it or they won’t.
Post # 13
you are not crazy, i haven’t sent out Bridesmaid or Best Man newsletters… but with 3 of my 5 BM’s being out of town, they all LOVE the fact that i have started a weekly e-mail keeping them up to date on all things WEDDING!
don’t let others discourage you, we’re just in a world of our own… wedding world! 😀
Post # 14
I am curious as to what you would put in the newsletter. Is it like details of the wedding (We booked such and such florist, we decided on this first dance song, etc). If so, I don’t feel like bridesmaids need to know that information. If they are interested you can always chat or email about it informally. A newsletter, in my opinion, makes it very formal and almost like a job, which would take some of the fun out of it for me. So for me personally it would be over the top, even though I would be very interested in all the details of the wedding…for girls that aren’t as into the wedding, I think it might be even less popular.
Post # 15
Great idea! I wish I had thought of that!
Post # 16
I started out by sending my bridesmaids (6) an email in the beginning with the purpose of “introducing them”. I said a paragraph about each lady explaining how we met, what I loved about them, and why I asked them to be a part of the wedding. Every single lady LOVED it. I think they mostly loved the paragraphs about themselves because that was what they commented on, but they all expressed excitement about “meeting each other” through my eyes. My MOH/Sister started a Facebook group for my “Ladies of Distinction” (includes my friend acting as a our DOC) and we post on that to keep in contact.