Post # 1
Even though the wedding’s in 34 days (!!!) I JUST thought about the potential of a Bridesmaids Tea. What’s your take on this tradition? Is it a Must? A Really Should? A Meh?
My original plan wasn’t to have one – my BMs are all coming from out of state, and won’t all be around together until the day before the wedding, so the timing is rather hectic. I was planning on giving the girls their gifts at the Rehearsal Dinner (ours is going to be very intimate – just wedding party and parents – as we’re having a cocktail party after wards) and then we’re treating the girls to breakfast, mimosas, and lunch at the salon (we have a big wedding party and only one hair stylist and one makeup artist, so we have a long day at the salon!)
I’m treating a few to manicures as it is, too, and one to her hotel room.
Is that enough? Should I plan something else?
Post # 3
I’ve been a maid of honor or bridesmaid in seven weddings, and I have never been to a bridesmaids’ tea. Although it is lovely idea, it’s not required.
Post # 4
@mrs_capr: I’ve also never heard of it, if it is something in your area, you might think about doing it. But I wouldn’t worry.
Post # 5
I’ve never even heard of this.. It sounds lovely, but definetly not required.
Post # 6
@mrs_capr: I’ve never heard of such a thing, but would totally love it. 🙂 Even if it *IS* a “must” in your area, the BMs are all coming from out of state, so they probably haven’t heard of it either. They are going to be tired from traveling and have a LONG day ahead of them… they’d honestly probably appreciate less to do the day before the wedding.
Post # 7
What’s a bridesmaid tea? I’ve been in a couple of weddings, but I’ve never been invited to one lol… so I voted for not necessary.
Post # 9
I’ve heard of a bridesmaid’s tea, but have never been to one and i’m not having one. Don’t worry about it! A rehearsal dinner, gifts, and breakfast & lunch at the salon is definitely enough!
Post # 10
Thanks everyone!! I don’t actually know anyone who’s had one (well, I know of two girls who had Bridesmaid or Best Man tea BUT that was their bachelorette party – that and a spa trip) so I think this is more of something I’ve seen here and on The Knot and wondered if i was totally missing haha
Post # 11
Not required though, but makes for a great bonding moment with the girls, especially if you have bridesmaids who are not so into the mood for the wedding and for getting the girls along, especially if you have BM’s from your different circle of friends.. 🙂