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How to Enlist the Help of Your Bridesmaids

Posted At : February 17, 2009 1:05 PM   |  Posted By : Bridal Network   |  Views: 4,652
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If you're planning a wedding on a budget, you're probably tackling many of the tasks with a "do-it-yourself" approach. But you don't have to go it alone--and you don't need to turn into a bridezilla to mobilize your bridesmaids into a fantastic wedding planning party.

Ask your bridesmaids well in advance if they can commit to helping you. Don't assume that your bridesmaids have blocked off the entire three months prior to your wedding in their calendars. Ask them if they think they'll be able to help out, and give them an idea of when the preparations will begin. Also ask if there's something in particular they'd like to take on--whether it's printing the wedding programs, addressing the invitations, or putting together a slide show for the reception.

Offer your home as a meeting venue whenever possible. When you're getting together with your bridal party to work on wedding preparations, why not turn it into a girlfriend get-together? By providing snacks, music, and just a relaxed space in general, you can help ensure that you and your bridesmaids get a lot accomplished and have fun in the process.

Thank your bridesmaids periodically throughout the planning process. Everyone likes to feel appreciated. Reminding your bridesmaids that you appreciate their hard work throughout the planning process (and not just after) will not only keep everyone motivated, but also help to prevent possible resentment from building up during the hustle and bustle of wedding planning activities.

Story by G. Melanson

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