Whoop Whoop - So he asked & you said YES! So now that your engaged one of the first steps is telling your family and your Besties! Asking someone to be apart of your bridal party is a big deal. Your future "I Do Crew" will have to invest time and money into helping you plan an amazing wedding. With that in mind, many to-be-weds have questions on the proper etiquette surrounding the Bridal Party and we are sharing our top questions below, as well as help finding the perfect matron of honor, maid of honor, or bridesmaid proposal gifts.
When Should Brides Send Out Their Proposals?
The best rule is to ask your friends and family members to be your bridesmaids anywhere between a year to eight months before your wedding. That will give them enough time to plan the bachelorette party and get their dresses. Any less time may not be enough for them to be able to make the commitment
Is It Weird To Have Two Maids Of Honor?
Can I Have Two Maids of Honor? The answer is yes! Not only is having two maids of honor acceptable per modern wedding etiquette, but it's also a savvy move when it comes to the logistics of preparing for your big day.
Do You Have To Ask All Bridesmaids At The Same Time?
Getting all of your bridesmaids together for a girl's night, is a foolproof way to ask them all at the same time! If you've been a bridesmaid before, you may understand the anxiety of waiting to hear how much your dress is going to cost.
Who Does The Maid Of Honor Walk With?
Typically, the maid of honor walks down the aisle with the best man. If you have two MOHs but only one best man, you could either have him escort both MOHs down the aisle or tap another VIP (such as one of your brothers) to serve as a second escort.
How Many Is Too Many Bridesmaids?
A wedding can have quite literally any number of bridesmaids. Some brides have no maids at all, whereas others might have several dozen. The most common number of bridesmaids is 4-6, but anywhere between 1 and 12 is considered a perfectly normal amount.
Who Are Your Bridesmaids Supposed To Be?
According to wedding etiquette choosing bridesmaids, it is best to start with your immediate family. However there is no rule stating you absolutely must make family be in your wedding. Of course, leaving family out does run the risk of causing a rift, so it is an important decision for your to think about and ultimately make.
What Do You Call A Bridesmaid That's Married?
These attendants are referred to as bridesmaids. The lead, bridesmaid is called the maid-of-honor if she is single and the matron-of-honor if she is married. Younger girls who are obviously too young to be married may also be included and are called junior bridesmaids.
What Are The 4 Things A Bride Needs For Her Wedding?
The tradition is based on an Old English rhyme that dates back to 19th-century Lancashire. It describes the items a bride should have on her wedding day: "something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, a sixpence in your shoe."
Who Helps The Bride Get Dressed?
On the wedding day, the maid of honor helps the bride dress and accompanies her to the ceremony. She signs the marriage license as the bride's witness, arranges her veil and train during the processional and recessional, and holds her bouquet at the altar.
6 Expenses The Bridal Party Should Expect To Pay For
1. Wedding Attire: The maid of honor, along with the rest of the bridal party, is expected to cover all wedding attire costs. This includes the dress (plus any necessary alterations), and shoes.
2. Bridal Shower: Maid of Honor to split the expenses with the rest of the bridal party. That being said, it is perfectly acceptable to ask for contributions from both the mothers of the bride and groom or any other close family members.
3. Bachelorette Party: Normally each bridesmaid is expected to cover their own travel expenses for destination bachelorette parties. The entire bridal party should split the bill for accommodations (this includes covering the bride's portion as well).
4. Gifts: You should expect if you are the maid of honor to give both a bridal shower and wedding gift.
5. Hotel & Travel: The entire bridal party should expect to pay for any travel to and from wedding weekend as well as their overnight accommodations. Typically, the bride will ask her bridesmaids to stay with her the night before the wedding in her bridal suite.
6. Hair & Makeup: Normally, the bridal party is responsible for covering the cost of professional hair and makeup, including tips (if that is what is agreed upon). That being said, there are many brides who will choose this as a gift to their bridal party. Either way, you should factor in this cost when determining your budget.
Now that we covered the top 10 questions regarding the bridal party your next questions might be regarding your bridesmaids proposal gifts. The Bridesmaid proposals should be within two or three months of getting engaged, if not sooner. They should be in person, if possible. Lastly, when choosing a proposal gift, find something that speaks to your personality while also keeping your friend's tastes in mind. Some of the trendiest bridesmaid proposal ideas include watches, tumblers, pajama sets, and jewelry they can wear on the wedding day.
Above all, a bridal party proposal gift should express the excitement you feel, along with a heartfelt expression of how much you value their friendship. Let your BFFs know that you really care about them by choosing the perfect gift - they'll feel appreciated and honored to be part of your wedding and "I Do Crew".
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