Bridal Party 101

Bridal Party 101

Your wedding day is one of the most important of your life, and having the right people by your side can make all the difference. From choosing the perfect squad to keeping everyone organized and showing how much they mean to you through thoughtful gifts, there's a lot to consider. Here's an easy-to-follow guide that’ll help you navigate the process effortlessly.

Who to Choose

Choosing your bridal party feels like picking teams in middle school all over again, you don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings, but you need the strongest, most capable players. First, consider the people closest to you, like family members, lifelong friends, and others who’ve played a significant role in your life and relationship. Next, think about who could take on the responsibility of being a bridesmaid. It can feel like a big ask to some, especially those with kids or who have to travel to be there. And lastly, don’t feel obligated to include someone just because you were part of their bridal party or who you just don’t feel is the right fit. 

How to Ask Them

While giving your bridesmaids gifts when asking them to be part of your bridal party isn’t necessary, it’s a fun and thoughtful way to show appreciation for their support. Putting together a box of their favorite things, accessories they can wear to the wedding, or wedding day and bachelorette party survival items are just a few ideas of gifts that are useful and memorable. And don’t forget matching Idle robes for getting wedding day ready in! 

Staying Organized

Keeping your bridal party organized is essential for a smooth and stress-free wedding planning process. Communication is KEY! Starting a text or email chain that includes the entire bridal party will keep everyone in the know. Delegate a point person, typically the maid of honor, to handle the planning of upcoming events and assign additional responsibilities to other bridesmaids. The last thing a bride who’s deep into planning mode wants to deal with is a bridesmaid who has no idea what’s going on!

Now you're ready to celebrate your special day with your besties by your side. All that’s left is to soak in the love and support from those who will always have your back (oh, and to party!)