So one of my other wedding tasks I did on the weekend was to make a newsletter for all of my bridesmaids. Oh, yes. I'm that bride. I tried to keep it light and fun, and really, I think it was necessary because we are pretty spread out and I wanted to update my girls on wedding plans and see how their doing with their dress selections. It was pretty easy to do and I think it came across okay. I tried to put some humour in it to keep it upbeat, and not too long.
I used a program called Print Shop Deluxe, which is basically low-tech, super basic free software I have on my Mac. Not sure where it came from, but it does the job well enough. So first I looked for some ideas online, for what to include in the newsletter and what I wanted to make sure was included as well. I also wanted to introduce the girls to each other (even though they already know OF each other and most have met) and exchange email addresses to make bridal event planning easier. Of course, stalking Facebook and finding ridiculous (but cute) pictures of all my girls was a must! Then I just added sections on attire, hair & makeup, bouquet suggestions (because I want input from them), and then some important info - dates of various events and a plea for crafting help.
All in all, I think it came together pretty nicely. I am just sending these out now, so I will have to let you know the reception I get with them. I'm not planning on making this a monthly occurrence, but I guess I'll see if anything super important comes up in the next few months and go from there.
Have you sent out a bridesmaid newsletter to your girls? How was it received? Do you think it is too over-the-top bride?