The Big Ask: Your Bridesmaids
Now that you’re well on your way to planning out your wedding day, it’s time to think about who you want with you on said day! By now, you’re probably fielding passive aggressive questions about the bridal party and guest list… so let’s get on it!
The most important thing to remember about your bridal party is this: the people you chose to stand by you should be YOUR favorite people– not someone you feel obligated to include. I get it; your mom might pitch a fit if your cousin isn’t a bridesmaid or your in-laws might feel slighted if your new sisters-to-be aren’t standing beside you… but trust me. There are no “rules” and there shouldn’t be ultimatums when it comes to your wedding day. If you only want one or two girls beside you, go for it! If you’d like to include your entire sorority– you can do that too!
On Friday, we’ll chat about the various roles your bridesmaids can play… they can be super active in your wedding or merely beautiful figureheads! For now, let’s plan out the fun part of choosing your bridesmaids: asking them! There are dozens of variations on the “ask”– bottles of wine with custom labels, countless cute cards from Etsy makers, etc. Five of my favorite DIYS–>
Custom cookies? Yes please! This is a thoughtful, delicious, and fun way to ask your girls to be part of your Big Day– who could say no to a cookie? I know a certain local baker who would rock a project like this…
How did you (or will you?) ask your bridesmaids to be part of your wedding day? I’d love to hear about any unique or interesting projects! | top photos by Jack Looney for the Charlottesville Wedding Blog
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