Post # 1
I’m just a few weeks out to one of my BFF’s weddings, and I’m trying to come up with a fun tradition to start. The gist is that there are seven girls in my group and we have all been friends since we were 2-4 years old (we’re late 20s now). The first one of us is getting married, and I wanted to come up with something special that we could do at each one of our weddings, like as we get ready, before the ceremony.
Only one of us has a blood sister, so we really are family and I wanted to come up with something special. A certain toast, an item we pass off to the next one, same tradition each wedding, anything – I’m just at a loss! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Post # 3
I’d pass around a garter or maybe pin something on the inside of each dress/on each bouquet. The bees pass around those bee charms and everyone finds a way to attach it to their attire that day.
Post # 4
My brothers and I have line danced together at all the family weddings =) Have you considered a choreographed group dance to some hilarious song?
Post # 5
I think it would be cool if all of you had a token of some sort and when you get married, you place it into a shadow box with their names under it. SO when you all get married, the box will be full 🙂
Post # 6
@LGenz: Loving the token idea to pin in our dresses. I actually made the bride a garter, we could pass that around.
@MrsNeutrino: Love this too.
I think we’ll want to employ multiple traditions, cause hey, why not?
Post # 7
@Heartly: in my mind I see like vintage keys… so… even when you get married, you are still locked together as sisters 🙂 PERMINANTLY (sp?) LOL
Post # 8
I remember one forum member has a handkercheif that has all of the girls’ initials on it that they wrap around their bouquets. After a wedding, the date is embroidered under their initials.
Post # 9
@LuckyClover: Haha, I was going to mention that!
What about all signing the brides shoe in blue marker for her something blue and well wishes?
Post # 10
What about gifting a charm bracelet to the bride. Each girl could choose a symbol representative to their individual friendships, or you could pick each pick a heart to give away. You could combine this with a ribbon pull activity, so that at each wedding each of you also gains a charm to remind you of the memories of the day. So the bride would collect a large number of charms on her wedding day, but the bracelets would be started together so that in the long run you each have a momento of your friendships and your life. Another concept could be to create a signature quilt. Since the wedding is soon it’s probably too late to have you each make a quilt square, but it might be possible to find a handmade quilt in the bride’s wedding or favorite house colors that you can each sign or draw a memory on to it.
Post # 11
These are all great ideas, bees. Thanks!!!
Post # 12
We’re planning on doing a bridal mendhi session together, my Mom, sister, Bridesmaid or Best Man (and her Mom) andany of my FSILs who want to join in; a few days before the wedding. The plan is to hire an amazing artist and have our feet & ankles done, andspent the day together talking, eating and making memories.
Post # 13
I loooove the charm bracelet idea!