This has been a blog I have wanted to write for so long. I get busy, and then forget… until I’m faced with the same issue at another wedding and say.. okay, this time I have to write it. Well, at one of my weddings this past October the wedding photographer (Josh of Josh Finsel and Amber Breiner Photography) captured the moment and so I knew.. this time, it would get written! So YAY! Here it is.
Bridesmaids have many things that they can and will do to help their dear friend navigate their day. But, there is one task that is really really important that I think tends to get overlooked; attending the Bride’s final fitting. It may sound ridiculous, but there have been times where the Bride’s entrance has been delayed by nearly 1/2 hour because me, the bridesmaids, the bride’s mother or a combination thereof have all been fishing for those hidden hoops and loops and buttons.
The guest list is probably one of the most stressful areas of wedding planning for couples. It’s especially difficult when you have a large and even extended family and friends. For most couples, the limitations in who they can invite comes down to their budget. And then comes the task of deciding who makes the list and who doesn’t. This struggle often goes beyond just who the couple knows and extends into who the parents know and feel obligated to invite, like business associates, co-workers, their neighbors. Sometimes its enough to make couples just want to forget a traditional wedding ceremony and elope.
But , lets be real. Eloping isn’t really the answer either and that would open up a whole other mess in which you’d need to deal.
This is the first blog I’ve done that is really targeting advice to wedding guests. And, I encourage all recently engaged couples to post this on their social media as a suttle way to get this to their potential invite list as a hint on what you expect with your RSVP’s.