Hello all brides! One of the biggest stressors that come with wedding planning, it’s dealing with people. I absolutely ADORE all my bridesmaids and I really didn’t want them to be one of my “stress factors”. So long before I asked my BM’s to be part of my wedding, I came across this brilliant idea, THE BRIDESMAID SURVEY! Google has a platform called “Forms” and it allows you to create questionnaires you can send out via a link through email. I LOVED this idea as it allowed me to send the bridesmaids different questions that maybe they wouldn’t feel comfortable answering in a group message, or it would save me time not having to text each bridesmaid and have this full on conversation. My questions varied from “what is your favorite sweet snack” to “what are you comfortable spending for your BM dress”. I will list below the questions I asked.
I got a quick turnaround from responses and this really helped me when I started making decisions that would ultimately affect them, whether financially or something simple as a t-shirt fitting them.
I would recommend sending out your survey early on in your planning (after they have said yes from your awesome bridesmaid proposal). This way you can start doing research on some of the items they listed such as dress budget. The dress budget question is one of those “should I ask? or should I not?” Throughout my whole planning experience I have kept in my mind that my bridesmaids lives do not revolve around my wedding. While yes they are super excited as I am when I am a bridesmaid, I understand that these women have different priorities in their lives no matter what. I personally decided to ask them what they felt comfortable spending and being respectful of that budget. At the end of the day I would much rather have a bridesmaid standing next to me than not because she couldn’t afford the $500 custom bridesmaid dress.
Hope this idea helps you as a bride staying organized and really get a feel of your different bridesmaids responses! I’d love to hear your thoughts if you did something similar with your bridesmaids and how did it workout for you?
Til next time!