Post # 1
I am getting all 5 of my bridesmaids (man) together for the first time to go over little details…What should I go over in this period? I was thinking small time lines and dresses and stuff like that. Is there anything specific that I should go over with them?
Post # 3
Does this make any sense?
Post # 4
Yep, it makes sense! My first BM’s get together I told them the colors I had picked out, what I was thinking for the dress…and showed them a little collage of pictures I had put together to show them the ideas I had in my head 🙂 I didn’t want the first get together to be too crazy, so I kept it simple and then we just enjoyed lunch and everyone got aquainted 🙂
Post # 5
I really didnèt do this, but I would think you should talk about colours and maybe start looking at dress styles.
Post # 6
I kind of did all of this over e-mail, but yes, definitely colors, dresses, timeline, that kind of stuff. The only thing I did do was have my Maid/Matron of Honor come over a day before the wedding so that she understood how my bustle worked.
Post # 7
I did this over a facebook group. We don’t really have anything to talk about yet but I plan to ask for their availabilty for bridesmaid dress shopping then maybe little stuff closer to the day. It depends what you’re asking them to do. The only thing we’ll be going over is their dresses because that’s all I want them to do.
Post # 8
Wow, you’re a year out from your wedding. Why are you doing this so soon?
Post # 9
The first time we were together was for dress shopping. I talked to them each seperately about colors and schedules. I didn’t really know what I liked until I saw it. we had a super fun day together looking for dresses. We went to 4 stores and had coffee and drink in between and then went out for a huge dinner. Id try to keep the focus on fun! Make them excited to be your bridesmaids- it will be a lot more fun for you
Post # 10
@Karmagirl: We are 11 months out from the wedding 🙂 because, me and Fiance are trying to get most the planning out of the way. My BMs love that I am so organized and instead of cramming all the planning in 3 months at the end. We have done a lot of discussing over text messaging but one of my BMs (a wedding planner…Isnt that just convenient :)) suggested that we get together sooner rather than later.
Thank you all for your suggestions. We are going to make a collage show some dress options and discuss price points that everyone wants to stay under while being a part of the wedding so I dont go over someones budget.
Currently my bm budget looks like this
Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress – Below 70
Bridesmaid or Best Man Hair and Make up – Below 50 ( 25 for hair 9 for make up)
Bachlorette party – I told them not to spend too much money I want it to be under 200 (all together) then we can all pitch in for the hotel
Bridal Shower – I told my MIH to save money and have it at my house.
Post # 11
Yep, it really means a lot in this process. You guys can reach an agreements of the colors and styles of the suit you are going to choose.