If you have been a bridesmaid or a maid of honor, you know how much work goes into the wedding day. You start getting ready early: hair, make-up, putting the finishing touches on the venue, reception, etc. The work is endless and everyone is working hard to make this day perfect for the Bride and Groom.
In the midst of the busyness of the day, there aren’t many natural breaks when everyone pauses to cherish and enjoy the moment. There is a lot to be done and so little time, and before you know it the day is over.
Recently, many photographers have started introducing the First Look between the Bride and her bridesmaids. It is a moment shortly before the ceremony, when the Bride is all dressed and ready to go, and her wedding party sees her ready for the first time. Everyone takes the time to notice how beautiful the Bride looks and how special the wedding day is. Photographers capture that moment in amazing photos that make the Bride and wedding party tear up every time they see them. That moment is something that the Bride and her wedding party will never forget.
There is another way you, as the Maid of Honor or a bridesmaid, can help make a moment for the Bride and slow down time. You can do that by gifting the Bride Letters to the Bride book at some point while getting ready on the wedding day.
The Letters to the Bride book is a collaborative memory book created for the Bride by all her loved ones. The Book is full of loving and heartfelt messages, stories and photos that offer well-wishes for the Bride on her special day. At prompt’d, we create that book with you and for you - all we need is the list of your contributors and we do the rest. We send them a few short prompts via email and use their answers to create a custom book that will make the Bride smile and cry tears of joy.
Make sure to plan that moment - tell the whole wedding party when you intend to give her the book to ensure everyone is present (including the Bride’s mother/family). We recommend having the photographer there as well so they can capture the Bride’s reaction while reading the book. Take this opportunity to pause, cherish the moment and help the Bride relax on her big day. She is guaranteed to remember that moment forever.
If we are not present and intentional, moments like this never happen. We hope this gives you an idea of how to make a moment that will become a meaningful memory for everyone involved.
We love working with maids of honor, bridesmaids and those closest to the bride on creating a personalized Letters to the Bride book. If you are interested in creating a unique book for the bride in your life, check out The Guests' Book page or email us with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.