Borrowed and Blue Diaries | Organizing Bridal Party Meetups

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You guys, I am about to completely change the way you schedule meetups with friends, family, and for the purpose of this blog post: your bridal party! I currently have 5 bridesmaids, soon to be 6. Plus a flower girl. Coordinating all of these girls’ crazy schedules has proven to be difficult. We’ve tried it all- group emails, phone calls, even a Facebook group specifically for the bridal party. That actually has helped, but sometimes people don’t see posts, and there goes the coordination, right out the window.

As luck would have it, about the time I was struggling with coordinating a time for all of us to get together to pick out bridesmaid dresses, all of the alumni of Katelyn’s coaching sessions were trying to plan a get together. Another photographer posted about Doodle in an attempt to get everyone’s schedules to mesh, and I fell in love with it. Let me show you how easy this is:

1. Schedule an event. You can do this by creating an account, but you can also do it without one. I would recommend signing up so it’s easier to keep track of your events and everyone filling out your survey. Give it a name, pick the location, and a description. I was impressed that I could pick the EXACT Alfred Angelo location I was looking for.

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2. Pick your days and times. You can add in as many options as you want.

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3. Send out your invites, and let everyone pick the times that work for them! You can let Doodle send the invites via email, or you can copy and paste the link to send to whoever you need to. You’ll get an email notification every time someone inputs their information, and your board will start to look like this:

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The total number of people available on a given day are listed at the bottom for quick reference. Any place where there is a straight column of green means it’s a time that works for everyone. As you can see I’m still waiting on a few girls, but Sundays are probably going to be the best pick for me! Once everyone has completed the poll, you can close it out and let everyone know of the chosen date and time.

Viola! Easy right? I hope this helps you get your meetups organized a little more easily!

 

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