In many weddings bridal party members have not met each other until the night before the bride and groom say “I do”. While bridesmaids and groomsmen typically attend the rehearsal dinner, as well as the bachelor and bachelorette parties, meeting up before then can make the Big Day all the more memorable. Here are some ways the bride and groom can make introductions fun!
For the Bride and her Maids
You saw it coming- a spa day for the ladies is a great way to bond and relax! You can make a day of it at your favorite spa or just relax with a glass of wine while soaking your feet and shaping your nails at someone’s house. Make sure to bring some good movies, magazines, and sweet snacks!
Bridesmaids are the perfect people to help a bride with the wedding details, so why not make it a day of it! Call them over and get to work on a DIY project! A fun way to connect with the whole wedding party is to create this shell boutonniere as a gift for the groomsmen. Or, if you’re just looking for some girl time, treat yourself to a cute new nautically influenced tote!
For the Groom and his Men
If your men like a bit of friendly competition, find a sport or activity they all enjoy – golfing, hiking, football – and form teams! This way, greetings are informal and a lot less stressful!
Another way for the men to get to know each other can be through a good game of poker or billiards. Take bets on wedding tasks, such as picking up the tuxedos. Both activities are a great way for the men to meet-and-greet while playing their favorite games.
For the whole Bridal Party
If the bridal party is up for something a bit more outgoing, try finding a local karaoke spot and watch everyone sing their favorite songs. This is a fun way to loosen up the group and get to know each other.
Who else is better to join the bride and groom for some wine or beer tasting than the bridesmaids and groomsmen? Gather your party and get their opinions on their favorites. Not only does the party get to know each other, but a part of the wedding planning gets done, too!
If travel is costly for parts of the bridal party, make a Facebook group and have everyone introduce him or herself. This way, even miles away, the bridal party gets an idea of who everyone is!
In the end, sometimes there is no time for the bridal party to get together other than the traditional parties right before the wedding, and that is okay! While your party may come from various regions, they all have one thing in common, and that is a friendship with the bride and the groom. Take a moment and cherish this special time you have with all your friends!