Post # 1
Hello bees 🙂
I have a unique situation. My husband and I eloped in December. He is from England, and the stress of where to have the wedding and who could or couldnt make it was too much! We decided to focus on ourselves first, and we got married in Yosemite. It was a perfect day, but we missed our family and friends.
This summer we are having a church blessing in England, and then having a reception back in CA. Because my friends mean a lot to me, I have asked a few of them to be bridesmaids. It’s more of a token gesture, as the majority of them can’t make it to England.
I still want to make it special for them, and would like to do something to honor them at the reception in CA. I can’t come up with any ideas though! I don’t want to force them to wear the same dress, but still want to do something where everyone knows they are bridesmaids. And especially since they can’t make it to England, I want to do some things for them in the next few months so they know how much they mean to me.
Please let me know if you have any ideas! Thanks a bunch!!
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2012 - Mother of the Bride's residence
You could do one of those big chalkboard easels with the names of important people including your bridesmaids written on it! Or a photo display of important people, also including them. Wrist corsages might be a nice way to show that they’re special, or some kind of matching accessory!
Post # 4
I like msdragon‘s suggestion. I also think you could have them all wear a corsage, have them wear the same color dress (not necessarily the same dress), get them those cute personalized Bridesmaid wine glasses, oh there are so many options! Are you having a head table at the reception? If so, that could be a way to let people know they’re your bridal party without making them all wear something special.
Post # 5
Those are great ideas, thank you! I was thinking about getting them matching personalized necklaces to wear. Thanks for your help! I like the idea of either having them at a head table or the photo display of important people. That is a great idea. Maybe I can set up a special photo shoot for them and us, as if it was my big day. Appreciate the help, any more suggestions definitely welcome!
Post # 6
Corsages? And I like the photo shoot idea. Another idea would to ask two or three of them to give speeches for you guys at the reception.