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The Best Way to Communicate with Your Bridesmaids

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Keeping your ladies informed is key when it comes to prepping for the big day! As a bride-to-be, it’s your job to make sure your bridesmaids understand and know what’s expected of them before and during the wedding day. Stay on top of the deadlines and communicate effectively with these tips!

Use GroupMe or create a group text to communicate

Having a central place where you can give important information and where your maids can ask questions. Reaching out to each bridesmaid individually can be exhausting, so save yourself the time and effort by messaging them all at the same time!

Pro Tip: You can even name your group message, that way your bridesmaids can easily find the correspondence.

Give deadlines

When you set dates for specific items to be completed, this will help your bridesmaids stay on top of the assignments you’ve given them. Giving a deadline allows each bridesmaid tostay organized, knowing when something is due and how long they have to get that item done.

Pro Tip: Here are a few common deadlines that you can make to help each other out!

  • Bridesmaid attire deadline: A date for all bridesmaids to have their attire (dress, shoes, jewelry, etc)
  • Alterations deadline: This date is when all bridesmaids should have their dresses altered (if needed). If this deadline isn’t explained, you might have a few bridesmaids waiting until the last minute!
  • Payment deadlines: This date is typically set by your maid-of-honor. This is a deadline for all bridesmaids to contribute financially to your pre-wedding events.

Conduct regular check-ins

In the hustle and bustle of wedding planning, sometimes letting your maids know of changes or updates might bethe last thing on your mind (and that’s okay!). If this one seems too daunting, assign this task to your maid-of-honor.

Keeping your maids in the loop helps them feel like part of the process – even if that’s just sending a spontaneous “I’m thankful for each one of you,” message! Making yourself readily available to your bridesmaids lets them know that each one of them plays a special part in your wedding day.

Pro Tip: Once a month, think through things that might affect your bridesmaids and let them know. If changes involve dates, make sure you let them know in plenty of time to request off from work or to adjust their schedules.

Be clear about expectations

Many confusions or hurt feelings can easily be avoided by using clear communication. Be upfront with your bridesmaids about your expectations in their roles for yourpre-wedding andwedding day events.

One key thing to remember: if you don’t give direction, you can’t expect things to be done correctly or in a timely manner. 

Pro Tip: Don’t be afraid to lean on your MOH with these duties. 

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