Post # 1
Hi all! I just finalized my wedding party last weekend, and I will have 5 bridesmaids. They are all from different parts of my life (high school, college, post college, and a family member), so most do not know each other. Also 3 of the 5 are out of town, and it will be very unlikely we’ll all be able to get together at some point before the wedding as they all have different schedules, etc. What is a good way to introduce them to each other? The only thing I can think of is send a facebook message to all of them and just tell how I know each of them and a little blurb about them. Anyone got any better ideas?
Post # 3
i did a email including all of them in the email along with my mom and MOG as well and kind of introduced each of them in the email – most of the girls had at least HEARD of each other especially my sister and my HS friend had heard about the other three.
it opens up the conversation to folks, and i included email addresses and phone numbers for each one to everyone so they can all talk if need be. I also made a blog about my wedding so the longer distance ones can keep up with stuff.
Post # 4
i started an e-mail chain to all of them! i gave their cell #’s in case they needed to reach each other, etc.
and ive been keeping up with weekly wedding updates! 🙂
they all say they feel like they know each other through me 🙂 (i try to call/see the ones that are in town a few times a month)
Post # 5
Thanks ladies! Maybe an email chain is best. I was just thinking Facebook so they could put faces with names, but I can just send them the wedding website that has all their pictures on it. Appreciate the input!
Post # 6
I’m pretty lucky that my BMs live in my city, but they didn’t know each other either…had tea at a local restaurant. Do the two in-town know each other? If not, getting together with you is fun. As for the out-of-town BMs we’re doing something fun for all our wedding guests: since our wedding is pretty small (around 60 people), we’ve dedicated a page on our website called “Guest(s) of the Week” on which we highlight one guest or family of guests each week. We had each of our guests fill out a questionnaire with questions like: What’s your relationship to Bride and/or Groom? Share fun (non-embarassing) story about you & the happy couple. What’s your favorite movie quote (there’s a bit of a movie theme in our wedding)? Which “land” in Disneyland would you like to live in (our wedding’s at Disneyland Hotel)? … that kind of thing. It helps our guests get to know each other better…maybe you could start a blog for your wedding that includes something like this…so your Out of Town BMs can get involved (or at least have access to) the wedding plans & get to meet each other through the fun stories & learn about each other’s opinions on dresses or favors or what have you.
Another thought: how about a destination bachelorette party…maybe pay your own way & stuff, since your BMs would have to travel, but nothing helps bond like a “road-trip”!