Your long-distance bridesmaid wants to know what to do for your wedding. This blog post is especially for the bride and for the bridesmaid who is ready to fulfill this extraordinary role.
Long Distance Bridesmaid Ideas that You Need to Know
You’re engaged! You’ve handled the most important wedding details, like saving the date and reserving your wedding venue and officiant. Now, it’s time to assemble your wedding party! This isn’t as easy as it once was, especially during COVID. You may be unable to gather in person for many reasons, even when your wedding date will not change.
Some brides have even postponed their wedding dates 2 and 3 times, and now you’re wondering how to proceed with your special day. Enter the long-distance bridesmaid. This is one or multiple bridesmaids in your wedding party who will not be able to attend in person but who are completely willing to support you, and you wouldn’t have it any other way.
Find a Consistent Way to Communicate
One thing you will quickly discover is having any members of your wedding party in a different location. You must communicate even more than you would if your long-distance bridesmaid could be present. This means you will want to be sure you are using the same way to communicate with your long-distance bridesmaid and your whole wedding party.
This is where our app, Wedistry for Wedding Parties, shines. You can stay updated on each wedding event and know exactly when each event is happening, such as the wedding shower, bridesmaids’ day, and even the wedding rehearsal, ceremony, and reception.
Using the same communication method, whether the Wedistry App, FaceTime, Zoom, or Microsoft Teams, will be helpful because you won’t need to keep track of multiple apps to reach your wedding party. The Wedistry for Wedding Parties App will take care of all of your wedding events, and you can choose an app like Zoom for virtual calls or even for the events themselves.
Another important task is clarifying the role your long-distance bridesmaid will serve in your wedding. This is because you want to be sure that you are setting aside a significant role for any long-distance bridesmaids. In other words, you don’t want anyone to be an afterthought just because they cannot attend in person.
This is true especially if you only have one person who cannot travel to the wedding. This is even more true if that person is not the Maid of Honor. The reason for this is that the Maid of Honor is typically well thought of no matter whether they are present or not. This is also true for their role. But if a bridesmaid who is not the Maid of Honor is not present, you will want to ensure their roles are established.
Examples of Long Distance Bridesmaid Duties
Organizing Wedding Showers and Bridesmaids’ Day
Communicating with Wedding Planner
Assist with Finding a Wedding Dress
Consult with Bride on Wedding Design
Pray with the Bride and provide spiritual support
Long Distance Bridesmaid Proposal
Don’t forget to ask your bridesmaid in a way that will be remembered and appreciated. This is another way to make your long-distance bridesmaid feel special if they cannot attend the events or wedding in person. Send a gift ahead of time and tell them you have something to ask them at a specific time.
For this call, you can use FaceTime instead of Zoom because it should be just the 2 of you, or you can also ask all of your bridesmaids at the same time if you prefer. Remember to ask your bridesmaid to support you in this role with plenty of time to spare so they will be ready to support you the best way!