As a wedding planner, I can provide some tips on how to talk to bridal party members about expectations:
Schedule a meeting: Schedule a meeting with your bridal party members to discuss your expectations for their roles. Make sure you give them enough notice and choose a time and location that is convenient for everyone.
Be clear and specific: Be clear and specific about your expectations. Discuss their roles and responsibilities, including attending dress fittings, bridal showers, and the wedding rehearsal. Make sure they understand what is expected of them and what they can expect from you as the wedding planner.
Ask for their input: Ask your bridal party members for their input and ideas. They may have suggestions for how they can help or ideas for activities or events leading up to the wedding.
Provide resources: Provide your bridal party members with resources, such as a wedding planning timeline or a list of vendors. This will help them to stay on track and ensure that they are prepared for the events leading up to the wedding.
Be supportive: Be supportive and understanding of your bridal party members' schedules and commitments. Remember that they are volunteering their time to help you and may have other obligations to juggle.
Follow up: Follow up with your bridal party members periodically to ensure that they are on track and have everything they need. This will help to avoid any misunderstandings or last-minute issues.
Overall, communication is key when it comes to managing the expectations of your bridal party members. By being clear, specific, and supportive, you can ensure that everyone is on the same page and that your wedding planning process runs smoothly.
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