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Five ice-breaker ideas for your bridesmaids

Five ice-breaker ideas for your bridesmaids


Written by Katie Byrne


If your bridesmaids don't already know each other, get them bonding in next-to-no-time with these ideas...

 

Chances are your bridesmaids already know each other - or at the very least, have heard of each other. If they've never met in IRL before, there are some simple and fun ways to help them get to know each other before your wedding day. Here's how!

#1 Get the ball rolling with a group chat

Whether it's on WhatsApp, Facebook or iMessage - find a platform that all of your bridesmaids use and get a conversation going. Plan a meet-up, start talking about style ideas and share any planning #dramaz you're going through. PS The stronger your Emoji game, the better. 

Watch: how to get your bridesmaids mingling

#2 Organise a get-together

Because obviously. A casual dinner-and-drinks makes for a fun way for your friends to get to know each other in a relaxed atmosphere - plan a few silly games and ues it as the perfect opportunity to swap stories, experience and phone numbers!

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#3 Have a girlie sleepover

How's this for a throwback idea? Watch (wedding-themed!) movies, give each other manicures, pop on facemasks... Sleeping bags optional. 

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#4 Learn how to do something together

Tackling a brand new experience is a fantastic way for your girls to bond. For example, try a flower-arranging workshop, or head to a dance class together (the perfect prep for the first dance, no?).

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#5 Plan a craft session

If DIY is central to your wedding plans, why not ask your bridesmaids to help you out? Plan a craft afternoon and ask everyone to play up to their strengths: for example, if one maid is fantastic at sewing, put her in charge of your bunting. If another is a brilliant baker, ask her to bring a batch of her favourite cakes. (Sugar = essential for enduring hours of DIY, obvs.)

For example: try out our origami dolls tutorial for a cute bunting or escort card alternative!


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