Involving Your Bridesmaids in Wedding Planning: Tips and Activities

Wedding Planning Tips


Wedding planning can often feel like a monumental task, but it doesn’t have to be a solo endeavor. Your bridesmaids are there to support you every step of the way, so why not enlist their help and turn planning into a fun and collaborative experience? Here are some simple yet effective ways to get your bridesmaids involved:

  1. Create a Facebook Group: Establishing a dedicated Facebook group allows you to easily communicate with your bridesmaids, share important updates, and ask for input or assistance when needed. It’s a convenient platform for posting events, asking questions, and keeping everyone in the loop.
  2. Start a Pinterest Board: Kickstart your wedding vision by creating a Pinterest board where you can collect and share inspiration for various aspects of the wedding, from dresses and hairstyles to decor and themes. Encourage your bridesmaids to contribute their ideas and suggestions, and consider dividing the board into different categories to streamline the process.

Now, let’s add some fun and productive activities to strengthen your bond with your bridal party:

  1. Invitation Stuffing Soiree: Turn the task of stuffing wedding invitations into a social gathering by inviting your bridesmaids over for a stuffing soiree. Put on some music, provide snacks and drinks, and make a fun event out of assembling your invitations together.
  2. Dress and Accessory Shopping: Take your bridesmaids along for dress and accessory shopping trips to get their input and ensure everyone feels comfortable and confident in their attire.
  3. Craft and Cocktails Brunch: Host a craft and cocktails brunch where you and your bridesmaids can work on DIY wedding projects while enjoying some delicious drinks and brunch bites. It’s a great opportunity to get creative and bond over wedding crafts.
  4. Pre-Registry Get-Together: Before setting up your wedding registry, gather your bridesmaids for a pre-registry get-together where you can discuss gift ideas, browse through registry options, and enjoy some quality time together.
  5. Welcome Bag Assembly Line: Prepare for your wedding guests’ arrival by hosting a welcome bag assembly line party. Put on your favorite pajamas, cue up a playlist, and spend an evening assembling welcome bags filled with treats and essentials for your guests.

By involving your bridesmaids in the planning process and incorporating fun bonding activities, you’ll not only lighten your load but also strengthen your friendships and create lasting memories together.

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