You are still coming to terms with the fact that you and your partner are engaged and get to plan a wedding. Then it hits you. You have to pop the question again. Only this time it is not as nerve wracking because you will be asking your bridal party members to join you at the altar on your special day. Follow these creative ways to invite your bridal party.
Choose Your Bridal Party Team
The first step is the difficult process of selecting the people in your life that you want standing by your side with you on your wedding day. Spend some time with your partner deciding how many bridal party members will be standing on each side of the altar. Do not let traditions get in the way of deciding who gets to be in your bridal party either. If you have a mix of both male and female friends you want on your side, make it happen.
Utilize the following questions to make your selections:
- Are you close to him or her?
- Have you seen him or her in the last year?
- Does this bridal party member make you smile when you see them?
- Are you asking him or her only because they asked you to be in their bridal party? (Do not feel obligated to do that.)
- Are they family? (Consider asking at least one family member.)
- Are they supportive of your pending nuptials?
Create Homemade Invitations
Surprise your bridal party members by taking a date night to sit down with your future spouse and create some special homemade invitations. Grab some old photos, write a funny poem and send them each an individual message to let them know how important you are to them.
Think about including details about the wedding colors and dress styles, or include an image of a tuxedo with a clever message like, “It’s time to suit up!”
Include a Small Gift
Consider including a small gift for bridal party members with their invitations. Customize a box of fresh cookies or variety bags of fresh ground coffee.
Offer them Good Fortune
Have customized fortune cookies dipped in chocolate made with personalized messages inside for each member of your bridal party. It will be fun to watch them crack open the cookie and read their invite and their special note.
Offer them Good Spirits
Apply a custom label to bottles of wine and alcohol that ask your bridal party members to join you at the altar. It’s never too early to start the celebration once they read the label.
Take Everyone to Brunch
Why not invite the chosen ones to brunch with you? Order mimosas for everyone, raise your glass and announce the news to everyone at once. It will be one of the most memorable toasts of your lives.
Make a Surprise Scrapbook
Create a photo album or scrapbook chronicling your friendship with important timeline milestones and pictures. Use photos from Facebook or Instagram to make it easier or make an online slideshow too.
Cover Them with Accessories
Are you planning a destination wedding? Present them with a sun hat, sunglasses or sandals that go along with their bridal party invite to get them excited about your wedding.
Add a Personal Touch Present
Did you and your best friend go from playing Barbie dolls to college together? Present them with a paper doll note invite. Did you and your friend meet at a football game? Present them with a shirt or football memento that reminds him or her of the day you met. If there are songs that remind you of your friend, create a mix CD for them that takes them back to the beginning of your friendship. Personal touches show your bridal parties how much they mean to you.
Surprise Them with an Outing
After you pop the question, surprise them with a trip to their favorite shopping district, an outing to a sports venue or a club to celebrate your bridal party members.
Find the Perfect Venue for Your Reception
The Roberts Centre is the perfect venue for you and your bridal party. Our professional wedding event planning staff can help you plan the perfect wedding reception, making sure you pick the proper wedding package that fits you and your bridal party’s plans perfectly. We also offer onsite lodging at our Holiday Inn and a restaurant and bar for guests. Contact the Roberts Centre today at (937) 283-3272 to schedule an appointment today.Tags: briday party, Roberts Centre, wedding planning, weddings