Ask early and nicely
Your friends and family probably wouldn’t appreciate being asked to fold several hundred place cards when the wedding is only a week away. Your pals may be more willing to help out if they are asked well in advance. This may also improve the odds that others will be available and interested in helping out as well.
It’s also important to ask nicely – which may seem obvious, but it’s important. Don’t just assume that they’re going to help you out with absolutely everything. They’ll appreciate the kindness behind your plea for help.
Remember it’s your wedding
Although it’s nice of them to help out with all of the planning, don’t let them take over completely and start making decisions for you. Keep in mind that you’re the one getting married, not them. If things get too out of hand and your mom is convinced you should go with the purple flowers over the blue ones, don’t be afraid to speak up. Make your feelings and your opinions heard so that your big day turns out exactly how you had imagined it.
With that being said, you may be surprised as to some of the ideas that your friends and family have. Keep an open mind and know how to distinguish between what you don’t want and what you don’t know much about. A friend of yours who has experience with walking down the aisle may tell you some insider bride secrets that you should keep an ear out for.
Bring in your bridesmaids
Your bridesmaids are likely the people you’re closest to. They’ve been there through the good and the bad and they’ve steered you clear of any potentially hideous outfits during your college years. These ladies can help relieve your stress by chipping in on the planning duties. Bridesmaids often help plan the bridal shower, the bachelorette party, disperse registry information, assemble favors and programs and take care of the reception decorations.
What are some of the tasks you found are best done with a little bit of help from your best buds? Share your thoughts with us!