Post # 1
So is it okay for me to send a reminder email to my bridemaids to make sure that they have picked up their bridesmaid’s dresses, made arrangements for alterations, and have purchased their shoes?
Our wedding is in less than a month and yesterday I overhead one of my BMs say that she needs to go pick up her dress that has been waiting for her at the store for almost a month.
I don’t want to be a "bridezilla" but I want everyone to be dressed appropriately.
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2009 - Harbison Chapel & The Maple Lane Farm
I think it’s perfectly fine. Your wedding is only a month away, and you’d think that they would even expect a reminder here and there as long as it’s not overly frequent or sounds demanding. Make sure it’s said like a "friendly reminder" and I think everything will be fine.
Post # 4
I think it is perfectly fine, too. I had to send several ‘friendly reminders’ to a few of my girls. 🙂
Post # 5
yeah you could send an email / bulletin phrased in a lighthearted way. i’m sure they would actually APPRECIATE that you’re helping them keep track of things!
Post # 6
- Wedding: April 2020 - The Grand Old House, Grand Cayman
I also think it is a good idea, especially if the email is not too serious. Whenever I sent emails that I was afraid would sound "bridezilla," I tried to make them funny and lighthearted.
Post # 7
I don’t see that as a problem. And with an e-mail you can make sureto read it through and edit, so as to sound as breezy as possible.
Post # 8
Definitely ok! You could always turn it into a bridesmaid ”newsletter” if you want-I’ve always loved seeing those from other brides on here.
Post # 9
I just called my Maid/Matron of Honor to make sure she received the dress. She didn’t mind the call at all.
Post # 10
I sent out a 1 month reminder to the bridesmaids. My funny (I tried) email was met by crickets… for a second I thought maybe my message went to spam… but one of the girls called this weekend, so I know they received it. Regardless, I’ve tried to keep them in the loop.
Post # 11
I just sent a friendly reminder email…hopefully they will take it as friendly and not all bridezilla…. thanks everyone!!!!
Post # 12
I wish i could say this was going ok for me. The Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses arrived in the store and i asked all the girls to pick a day and id take them to try them on and pay for the rest of the dress… ALL but ONE made the effort.
I actually picked up the tab for the dresses because we had an issue with one of them and told the girls to pay me asap.. mind you it was just $60 they would owe me..
Here we are 3 weeks later and no money from one of the Bridesmaid or Best Man. Silly me thought a light hearted text simply saying "hey girlie i need the money please <3" would be ok.
It’s not only about the money. i also need her to try her dress on and make sure it fits. My MOH’s dress was 2 sizes to small when we picked it up.
WELL it back fired. .. literally sitting here having WWIII.
Post # 13
I think a friendly reminder is perfectly acceptable. If you’re really worried about it sounding Bridezilla-ish, phrase it like this:
"Just a friendly reminder to all my lovely ladies! I’m sure you guys are on the ball, but just in case, remember to pick up your dresses and have them altered if need be. 30 days and counting! I’m so excited to share my special day with you all!"
Nothing wrong with TOO much niceness 🙂