Post # 1
I was thinking a somewhat creative and “easy” way for me to get go know some of what each of my bridesmaids, as unique individuals in various age groups, like is to simply make a little survey and send it out to them all via email (e.g. what’s your favorite . . . .color . . . animal . . . . flower . . . food . . . drink . . . clothes item . . . .accessory . . . .store to shop) The Bridesmaid or Best Man I have had the longest as my friend sends out a LONG “Getting to Know You” survey at the start of each year, just for fun, so I don’t think she’d even mind. I told my fiance about my idea, because one of the BM’s is his sister and my Future Sister-In-Law, and I have met her literally ONCE so I don’t know much about her personally like I do my other three (better with them, but still don’t know THAT much I think!). He thought it sounded sharp! But he IS a man. heehee
So, is this a fun, creative way of sharing? Or would you take it as “tacky” or “too impersonal” if you were my BM? Keep in mind, only 2 of 4 live in my same town and we can’t visit every week, and the other two live 3 hours and 7 hours away (FSIL is 7 hours from us). I’m trying to figure things out so it will help me be able to artfully choose Bridesmaid or Best Man gifts for each of them (this includes my Maid/Matron of Honor in the 4), take into account any extreme likes or dislikes they have for choosing Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses, etc.
Thanks for your help!!! I just cannot get together with all 4 enough before I choose their dress styles/colors or help them choose, and before I have to start thinking about shopping for their gifts before my BIG DAY October 2010!!!
Post # 3
I think people enjoy talking about themselves. 😛 It’d be fun as long as it’s not crazy long. maybe stick to 20 or so fun, quirky, and/or relevant questions? And obviously nothing Too Much Information… think steer clear of the old MySpace get to know you surveys!
Post # 4
i like that idea!!!! hey i would fill one out just for fun! =)
Post # 5
it would be great if you sent it out to all of them, maybe as “getting to know each other”
Post # 6
I think it sounds cute and really creative! I wouldn’t mind at all if I got one. How were you planning on sending it to them…email, mail? I think it would be cute to mail it, I mean everyone loves getting mail!, and having them mail it back! Sure, email would be faster but I think doing it by post would be so much more fun!!
Post # 7
I planned on sending it by email. I have all email addresses, but only 2/4 mailing addresses at this point. And with me needing to get up to a bridal shop to start trying gowns and looking for bridesmaid dress options in the next 2-3 weeks, I don’t know that I’d get the snail-mail survey back from all 4 in time for that!
Post # 8
I did one and all of them replied back. I even posted on here, the questionnaire is on here: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/bridesmaids-questionnaire
Post # 9
i actually stole engaged with love’s idea (lol sorry!) and sent it to my Bridesmaid or Best Man AND my Future Mother-In-Law and mom. everyone filled it out and sent it back, except for my mom… hmmm… lol
Post # 10
Thanks much to everyone for your support as well as your comments, and thanks to Engaged with Love’s offer to let me see her questionnaire! That actually helped. I had about 10 questions worked out before I read it, then I admit, I used probably 5 or 6 from hers to bulk mine up. Needless to say, once I added a few more “creative” questions, my little survey was probably about 25 questions long!! But they’re easy, most of them, and I think my bridesmaids will enjoy taking it.
I sent them a nice note at the top of the email, and also said if they were so inclined to get to know each other better, to please make sure and forward their answers to every bridesmaids, not just return to me. I also offered to fill it out myself, if they all requested it. 🙂 Just to make it fun!! heehee
I had a blast creating the survey and just emailed it out. We’ll see what they say! I’m excited to see!!
Post # 11
Oh, since I don’t consider it copyrighted or anything, I will copy some of my favorite questions here. If you guys feel so inclined to fill it out yourselves or use it for creative juices, go ahead! Or just fill out some of it, if some questions don’t float your boat. 😀 Tell me what you all think!
And maybe it was more than 25 questions . . . . perhaps 30? Didn’t actually count. LOL
What is your favorite . . ..
store to shop:
time of day:
time of year:
type of shoe to wear:
way to relax:
way to party/have fun:
what time of year is your birthday:
if you could go anywhere in the United States, where would you go (limit to 2) and WHY:
do you consider yourself an extrover or and introvert:’
Finish the following with your personal answer!
I would never . . .. .
I would definitely . . . .
I love . . . .
I hate . . . .
My pet peeve is . . . .
I think I couldn’t live without . . . .
I know I could never live WITH . . . .
Post # 12
What a great idea!! And @engaged_with_love, what a great questionnaire!! @LadySunshine- let us know how it goes!!
Post # 14
I did one of these a long time ago with my college roommate, since we’d never met until the day we moved in together. Great idea!
Post # 15
I think it would be fun! I’d complete one! 🙂