(Closed) Friends and Bridesmaids for a DIY Weekend – Advice Needed!

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think that’s a great idea- but I wouldn’t make it a Facebook invite…  I’d probably just call them. 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Oops 🙂 hit enter too soon, ha!

If you call them, they can get that it’s a little more casual than a FBthing may be.  And whoever comes, comes – and if no one can make it, you’ve got pizza and time to work alone.

Good luck!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

I would call them.. Or if they’re like our group txt them.

It doesn’t need to be done all formal or anything.. just a Hey.. I thought it’d be fun to get together.. have some “craft” time… pizza, snacks, & movies at my place this weekend.. or whenever you plan on it

I have some friends that LOVE crafts and they really enjoyed the day we did.

Best reminder…… Do have a set expectation of what all you want to get done. Generally craft projects take longer than expected and of course you’re going to be visiting. Enjoy the time and enjoy the help.. as little or as much as you get 😉

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I think that would be so much fun!  I agree, don’t create a FB invite or any other kind of invite.  That makes it seem official.  Just call and invite the people who have offered and maybe casually mention it to other people you want to invite.  If you go down the Bridesmaid or Best Man list it might seem like an official duty/responsibility.  Maybe if you invite all BMs you can say they don’t HAVE TO help with the DIY projects.  Not everyone enjoys or is even good at crafts.  

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

are all your maids/friends very local? like within 15-20 min driving time? personally, if i lived close, i’d be up for 1 a month or so.  I love popping in movies and getting crafty.  But then again, i don’t do much on the weekends other than movies and crafts so, it would just be the same thing at someone elses house, haha. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

i had one of these too! make sure everything is organized though. i had to fdrag everyone with me to the stores to pick stuff up. if you can gather everything before hand and seperate them into groups and show them each project they can focuse on thair project and get more done.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

I’d add, also make sure that you know how to do all the crafts and can show a few samples at different stages of the completion.  Make sure you can explain how to do them, and what you expect. 

Also (though I am sure you will anyway) know that you are not getting professional crafters, and they may not be perfect or even as good as you can do yourself.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Maybe just call them or if there is a large group txt them? It would be heaps of fun so I’m sure most of them would come and love to help!

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