How do you ask your loved ones to be a part of your bridal party nowadays? I’m not looking for creative suggestions exactly, but more like an explanation of how you can do it without feeling guilty. It seems like everyone has a million obligations today and I am struggling to ask the rest of my bridesmaids if they would be a part of our big day. I think it is easier for men then it is women when it comes to this. For starters guys are so much more casual about it and usually the only cost incurred by a potential groomsman is a suit or tux rental. However, for gals it is a bit more of a commitment monetarily.
Bridesmaid dresses can be expensive even when you are doing your best to keep them lower on the budget spectrum. I almost wish I could afford to purchase them for the girls because then I wouldn’t feel so bad about asking them to take on the commitment financially. Now my maid of honor rocks my socks, but at this point she’s been the only piece of my side of the puzzle that has been completed. My timely future groom has actually been waiting on me to ask the gals first before he made the rounds to ask his guys. At this point I’m sure he’s getting a bit impatient with me, but I just feel like it is such a burden on my friends when I consider all that they have on their plate at the moment.
It seems like they are either busy with their own crazy schedule and, like me, on a budget. The discussion of setting a date has been hard enough, but now I find myself feeling horribly guilty about asking the gals to take time out of their schedules to be a part of our day. Does every bride go through this now or am I just losing my mind? I want the gals to be there and I want them to be by my side as I do things right this time, but not while taking a toll on their schedules and other financial obligations. When do you just take the plunge and stop worrying about what they might say?