Your wedding day is a day that you often want to share with many friends and family surrounding you. Most couples like to find ways to include people who are important to them in the wedding whether that is a more traditional role within the wedding party, or something new and unique to offer a role to someone you’d like included.
Whatever way you would like your friends and family to be included, it is important to consider a few things before asking them. You always want to be considerate of others’ financial situations and other factors that may make it difficult for them to participate.
Many brides have a very large bridal party, which can depend on the space available in your Omaha event halls. This usually includes friends, family, in-laws and anyone else you would like next to you during all of the wedding activities. This can be a special moment for those that you ask because it shows that you value them and want them to be a part of your special day. It gives them the opportunity to get hair and makeup done, attend the bachelorette party and be a part of all things wedding. So, let’s talk about all things, bridesmaids.
How to ask
Of course, you must ask your bridesmaids to be your bridesmaids. Never assume that someone knows that you want them to be in your wedding. Even if they do already know, it is still nice to formally ask them and make them feel a little special.
Make sure that when you ask your bridesmaids to join you, do it individually. Make each person feel a bit special by having a one-on-one moment with you instead of in a group setting. If this person is important enough to you to be in your wedding, let them know.
Sometimes brides will dish out an arm and a leg to present their bridesmaids with gifts and other personalized items to ask them to be in the wedding, but that isn’t always necessary. A small, heartfelt gift along with your question is more than enough. Don’t go into debt asking your friends to be a part of your day.
Talking about money is almost always awkward, but it must be done. You already have your budget for catering, drinks, photographer and Omaha event halls, but you need one for your bridal party, as well. A very important element of preparing everything for yourself and your bridesmaids is determining a budget. You should already have one planned out for your own costs, but bridesmaids are typically responsible for purchasing their own dresses and paying their own way for the bachelorette party. Be sure to be respectful of everyone’s privacy by having individual conversations with each bridesmaid about financials. Figure out how much each person is willing or able to spend on dresses and then create a budget.
Once you have your budget, each bridesmaid will know about how much they should save up or plan for. Then you also have a better idea of what you should be looking for and what you can ask to be purchased.
Choosing the dresses
The best way to go about making sure that every bridesmaid is comfortable and feeling her best on the day-of, it is suggested to pick dresses that flatter each individual person. Luckily, it has become pretty trendy to choose mix-matched dresses for your bridesmaids. This allows each one to feel comfortable in what they are wearing because they are all likely to have different body types and features. If you are looking for a uniform look, choose dresses that are all the same color with similar styles, but allow each one to accommodate their dress. This will create a unified look, while still catering to each person and their needs.
Arranging your bridesmaids at the altar or during pictures can also be difficult for some brides. This also depends on the different Omaha event halls and how much space you have. Many are worried about hurting their friends’ or family’s feelings by where they fall in the lineup. If you are worried about this, there are other approaches that can make it a bit easier. Consider arranging your bridesmaids by height. Arrange them by shortest to tallest. Another way you can choose your lineup is by their dress color. If your dresses are mismatched, arrange them in a way that makes sense with the color of their dresses. These are ways to make sure that feelings won’t be hurt and everyone feels equally as important.
Your wedding day is a special day that should be celebrated with friends and family. Asking them to play an integral part of your day is a special request that lets them know that they are important to you. We’d love to help you make your day special. Contact us today to book your date and start your wedding planning!