Post # 1
I have a vast amount of close friends. And they each mean a lot to me. But I couldn’t have everyone as a Bridesmaid or Best Man. So I figured out a solution.
Five girls are BMs, one if playing violin, two are reading in the ceremony, two are my bridal assistants, and three are helping with makeup and hair. So what’s the problem?
How do I make the others who aren’t BMs feel like they’re really important to me? I have tote bags made for the BMs. Everyone except the last three are wearing the same color dress just mismatched. I’m making everyone necklaces and earrings but…
Is that enough??? There isn’t enough room to sit them near us at the reception. It’s REALLY important to me to have them feel like they are special though they aren’t a Bridesmaid or Best Man. Eugh… dilemmas.
Post # 3
Maybe if you’re having a program or something put them in there, or if they’re going to the rehersal dinner and you’re giving a speech mention how much it means to you there part in the wedding?
Post # 4
Nothing much to say, but my dirty mind LOL’d at your post title.
Seriously though? You can’t please everyone.
Post # 5
I don’t really have advise but more curiosity as to exactly what a bridal assistant friend does for you?
Post # 6
@MrsMSmith: These are some good ideas. Also, a personalized note discussing how blessed you are to have so many people so supportive of you, thanking them for their contributions, etc. would be a nice touch.
Post # 7
@mrs.stormylove: I have two girls that wanted to help with the wedding and are really good and keeping people organized and calm under pressure. So one of my girls is going to be my personal bridal assistant and make sure I have my bag, help me with any last minute oops, slap me when I start to panic, possibly drive our car to the rehearsal dinner since we aren’t doing a limo, stuff like that. It won’t be alot and just a few little things but it’s important little things. The other girl is acting in my place with the vendors. Making sure the outside is set up the way she tells them to, relaying messages between vendors and me, things like that. Once again, it’s little things but they’re important.
@Pearberry: @MrsMSmith: I agree, I love those ideas. I wasn’t going to do a program but this might be just the thing to make them feel included.