Getting all your bridesmaids together 50 years ago was easy, as you probably all lived in the same geological area. But now, your bestfriend may live across the country, or even the world. We can blame/thank technology for all of the innovations.
If you and your whole bride tribe live in the same area, you're very lucky. Most parties now involve at least one chicka who's hours upon hours of driving (or even a plane ride) away.
Below, we have written some tips and tricks on how to manage your remote bridal party to keep you ~somewhat~ sane.
1. Be understanding
We know this sounds cliche, but the earlier you accept she's not going to be around as much as you hope, the less stressed or annoyed you will be. Put into perspective the cost and time it takes her to get to you, and all the extra effort she's putting in. Be open to compromise.
2. Skype it up
Get all your bridesmaids to make skype accounts and have a weekly meeting. It may be hard at first to organize a time and date that works for everyone, but once you have it set - make it a weekly reoccurring chat. This way your remote bridesmaids are in the loop and can assist in anyway possible.
3. Use their talents
Take advantage of your bridesmaid who is 650 miles away, but is an awesome graphic designer. She can come up with your invites or any custom stationary. Find a talent your remote bridesmaid has and allocate some tasks her way that she can do even though she is far away. Hey, at the very least, she might be able to find those last 20 mason jars after you've bought everysingleone in your city.
4. Get your bride tribe to become #MadeMaids
BridesMade is super beneficial for remote bridesmaids. You simply rent your bridesmaid dresses completely online and they are guaranteed to fit when you receive them. If you do want to try them on before hand, you can order a try-on box which we will ship directly to you. You can have it for a few days to see how you like the dress. Check out our process here.
5. Pinterest everything
Let's be real here, almost every bride has their dream wedding pasted all over their Pinterest. Ensure your boards are public and share them with your girls. This way, they understand what your vision is for the wedding. Here, you can also post pictures to chat to your bridesmaids about. This way, rather than trying to explain something over the phone, they can simply take a look.
There you have it, 5 tips and tricks to manage your remote bridal party. Long distance bridesmaid-ing can be difficult, but you wouldn't want anyone else standing beside you on the big day.
Thanks for reading,