Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Will You Be My Bridesmaid?
I'm a professional bridesmaid.
Most of my friends from home are already married and I have participated in their weddings in one way or another. From helping coordinate rehearsal, attend to the guestbook, run errands, read during the ceremony, gather address, or stand beside them on the big day I've participated in numerous weddings.
I've never received a "Will You Be My Bridesmaid?" card. In fact, if not for my obsession with wedding planning and blogs I would have never heard of the idea. It's always been understood or a simply phone call.
So on the night B proposed I called all my girls and asked them as part of the wedding excitement, but it didn't come a surprise to any of them. In my first BM email I wrote: "Thank you for agreeing, or being peer pressured, to be my bridesmaids."
I plan on writing them personal notes and maybe trying to do something crafty with those before the wedding letting them each know how special they are to me and how grateful I am that they will stand beside me.
B simply called his groomsmen the day after the proposal (because I had the phone line tied up all night) and asked them to be part of the wedding party.
Despite the fact that it's too late to send "Will you be my bridesmaid?" cards, it's still fun to search. I'm a craft tard so these would have been perfect for me: Edible cards from Red Riding Hood Edibles for $9.95 (they also come personalized for nearly every participant in the wedding).
Did you send "Will you be my bridesmaid?" cards?
Next up: Meet Love's Maids