Post # 1
I’ll only have a few Bridesmaid or Best Man and my four nieces as attendants. A good friend of mine has her own hair salon and I was thinking of hiring in a few other professions the morning of to give quick mini facials, hair & make-up in my home. But that would still be a lot of standing around/waiting for one’s turn. I will have my friend dedicated to me during this time.
Would it be crazy to have loose flowers and all the needed supplies for the women to choose & assemble their bouquet during this time? I want rather simple bouquetsdoor the wedding party, long stem flowers tied with ribbon.
As a Bridesmaid or Best Man many times over, it was always so tedious during hair/makeup time. I thought this might work.
I’ll be having brunch for them too.
Post # 3
@wabanzi: I think it sounds doable! A friend of a friend did this and it worked out okay!
Post # 4
Do you want to give yourself and your BM’s the added stress of having to make their bouquets and get it right on your wedding day? Personally I would be too worried I’d make a mess of it and this would stress me out.
Post # 5
I would avoid leaving the bouquets to be made the day of the wedding… for a friend’s wedding last year, the bridal party (even the boys) got together at our rented cabin for after the rehearsal dinner to make the bouquets. It can be stressful to get it just right, but it was a fun event the night before… we just put them in the fridge (which happened to be empty) in pitchers of water to keep them fresh. We also assembled the flower centrepieces the night before as well, and also kept them in the fridge.
Post # 6
@pengoala: Thanks. Since I only want very simple long stemmed roses tied with a ribbon, there is no “getting it wrong.” I also don’t want the bouquets matchy-matchy. My bouquet will be made ealier.
The other option is not to have them over until much later & skip the facials/massages/etc. There is nothing more boring than sitting around watching other people get the treatment. I can’t afford 1 professional for each lady.