Post # 1
So, I’ve got an awesome friend who should have been a bridesmaid. Even tho she was FI’s friend when we met, her and I knew of each other (mutual friends, strange connections) but had never met. When I asked my bridesmaids she was living in Fla. Over the last few months we’ve become really close and she’s been helping me a lot. She’s helping me with our awesome cake topper, making me a garter, getting us wholesale prices on accessories and she came with us today for cake tasting and meeting with the florist. She met my mom for the first time and they love each other, even my mom said she should have been a bridesmaid.
Well hindsight is 20/20, with 57 days to go I don’t feel comfortable adding a bridesmaid or asking her to get a DB dress (her family owns a dress boutique.)
I want to do something for her and make her feel honored, but I don’t want to give her a job day of. While at the florist I asked them to make her a corsage, she was estatic. But I’d like to do more for her. I’m debating inviting her to the rehersal dinner. Besides getting her in lots of photos, what else can I do? Any ideas would be great.
Post # 3
That’s so sweet! What a nice problem to have. If you’re doing speeches, you could mention her specifically and give her a heartfelt thank you in front of everyone. Or maybe in the program if you’re doing those? And/or maybe get her the gift you are getting for the other bridesmaids and a card telling her super thanks for all the help and that you’re glad she came in the package deal with your fiance. I think that would be cute 🙂
Post # 4
You could have her do a reading at the ceremony.
Post # 5
And also get he a gift like you would a brides maid!
Post # 6
Most definitely ask her to come to the rehearsal dinner. Maybe send her a nice little gift or send her some flowers after the wedding to thank her for all the help, and let her know how appreciated she is.
Post # 7
Like others mentioned, maybe consider a reading.
I did this with one of my friends, as I already had 4 bridesmaids, and I really wanted her to be part of the day. She really appreciated it, and did such a good job. I got her a corsage as well, but she forgot to pick it up (oops).
We invited her to the rehearsal dinner as well.