Will You Be My Bridesmaid?

Thursday, November 18, 2010

My lovely bridesmaids live in five different states, none of which include Alabama! Of course I'm sad that I live so far away from my closest girl friends but I must admit that social media makes things a little easier. Don't you feel like you can keep up on the lives of all of your friends without even talking to them? To me, that is both a good and bad thing. Good because you can stay updated, even while sitting in your pajamas at midnight (which I've been known to do). Bad because you can go years without talking (on the phone or in person) to some of the people you know. I have had the privilege of talking to some of my bridesmaids on the phone this week and just love our conversations. I fully intend to call the rest of them so expect a phone call girls! When you live far away, a healthy balance (I sound like a therapist) between phone and Facebook is key :)

One of the first things I wanted to do after getting engaged was ask my closest friends to be in our wedding. As I started to think about who I'd select to stand by my side as I marry my wonderful husband-to-be, a number of friends immediately came to mind. I freaked out for about one second when I counted the number in my head (8 to be exact) but I immediately relaxed when I reminded myself that not one of them could be eliminated. They have all played a major part in my life, both personally and professionally, and I just knew that I had my girls.

The next step was figuring out how to ask them. Should I call? Should I send a hand-written note? Should I wait until I see each of them in person? No, no, no. Do you want to know what I ended up doing???

I headed over to EMTsweeetieWeddings on Etsy and had her make me some "will you be my bridesmaid?' cards. I've mentioned before that I love cards and that I still have every card I have ever received (seriously) so this was the perfect choice for me. Check them out!

Our wedding colors are Navy, Ivory, and Blush and Judith customized the cards for me. I think they came out great! I was so excited to mail them out and even more excited when I got a call from each of my girls saying "YES, I would love to be your bridesmaid!" Very fun!

How did you select your bridal party and how did you ask your girls to be in you wedding?

1 comment:

  1. Love the invites... they turned out great!

    My bridesmaids live in five different states as well, also none of which are the state I'm in. I really look forward to hearing how you juggle that because I haven't really quite figured it out.