The Essential Questions to Ask Your Bridesmaids (With a Printable List!)

Don't overlook these key details.
Lauren Dana Ellman - The Knot Contributor.
Lauren Dana Ellman
Lauren Dana Ellman - The Knot Contributor.
Lauren Dana Ellman
The Knot Contributor
  • Lauren is a contributor for The Knot covering topics such as music, cakes, venues and speeches.
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  • Lauren is a proud graduate of Syracuse University's SI Newhouse School of Public Communication.
Updated Jan 22, 2024

Selecting your bridesmaids is one of the most essential parts of the wedding planning process. Once you've finally narrowed down your bride tribe—and officially asked them to be your bridesmaids (bonus points if you seal the deal with a cute proposal complete with adorable gifts), it's time to get to business (translate: start gathering as much information as possible. To avoid any mishaps and ensure a smooth and stress-free experience for all involved, we've broken down the top questions to ask your bridesmaids, conveniently broken down by topic, including budget, bachelorette party planning, availability and more.

In this article:

What Is a Bridesmaid Questionnaire?

Think of a bridesmaid questionnaire as a survey given to the bridesmaids by the to-be-wed gathering important information pertaining to the wedding day—including small albeit important details like color preferences and shoe sizes—and the events leading up to the big day, including the bachelorette party and bridal shower. All in all, a bridesmaid questionnaire, or bridesmaid survey, allows the bride to gain a deeper understanding of each bridesmaid's preferences, and it will also help them best address any concerns that may pop up through the process.

Questions to Ask Bridesmaids

Put simply, your bridesmaid questionnaire should be as detail-oriented as possible to avoid any potential drama or mishaps: Besides, wedding planning is already stressful enough as is! To help, we've rounded up the most important questions to ask your bridesmaids, plus a printable version!

Printable Bridesmaid Questionnaire Template
Design: Natalie Romine

Bridesmaid Budget Questions

When composing your bridesmaid survey questions, be sure to include at least a few pertaining to budget. This will give both of you a better idea of what your bridesmaids are comfortable paying for, if anything at all. Ahead, a few budget questions to ask your bridesmaids:

  1. What is your ideal total budget? No judgments!

  2. How much are you comfortable spending on a bridesmaid dress?

  3. Do you have any budget constraints or restrictions I should be aware of?

  4. Are you able/willing to pay for hair and makeup services on the wedding day?

Bridesmaid Bachelorette Party Questions

The bachelorette party is among the most fun events leading up to the big day. It's a chance to get everyone together, bond and simply let loose and have fun. To help alleviate the stress of bachelorette party planning, which is typically spearheaded by the maid of honor who is assisted by the rest of the bridesmaids, consider these questions to ask bridesmaids regarding your impending bachelorette party.

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  1. How much are you willing or able to spend on the bachelorette party?

  2. Do you have any bachelorette party location ideas or preferences?

  3. What activities do you like to do?

  4. Do you prefer a hotel or a house rental?

  5. Describe your ideal girls' weekend.

  6. Do you prefer somewhere driving or flying distance?

  7. How many days/nights do you think the bachelorette party should be? Are you planning on taking off from work?

  8. Do you have any allergies or dietary restrictions?

Bridesmaid Style & Beauty Questions

It's important for your bridesmaids to look and feel their best on your wedding day so that they can put their best foot forward and be there for you while you say "I do!" That said, these questions can help you better understand their style and beauty preferences.

  1. What dress size are you?

  2. What shoe size are you?

  3. Do you prefer silver or gold jewelry?

  4. What colors do you love wearing?

  5. What colors do you dislike wearing?

  6. Is there a particular style of dress or shoe you prefer?

  7. How would you like to wear your hair?

  8. What kind of makeup look do you have in mind?

  9. What type of shoes would you like to wear?

  10. Will you be doing your own hair and makeup, or would you prefer to have it professionally done?

  11. Would you prefer to wear pajamas or bathrobes while getting ready for the wedding?

Bridesmaid Availability Questions

Having an open line of communication between you and your bridesmaids is key, especially when discussing any scheduling conflicts and determining each bridesmaid's availability so as not to overwhelm or stress them out with excess responsibilities. Fortunately, that's where these questions come into play.

  1. What is your schedule/availability like the months leading up to the wedding?

  2. Are you available to help with planning, attending fittings, setting up and so on?

  3. Please list any scheduling conflicts that I should be aware of.

  4. What is the best way to get in contact with you?

  5. Are there any pre-wedding events you won't be able to attend?

Bridesmaid Fun Questions

Don't forget to include some fun questions in your bridesmaid survey! Plus, you can use these nights to craft fun and captivating bios for your wedding party!

  1. What is your favorite song?

  2. What is your favorite food?

  3. What is your drink of choice?

  4. What are your hobbies?

  5. What is your favorite memory of us?

  6. What is a fun fact about you?

How to Make Bridesmaid Questionnaire

Making a bridesmaid questionnaire is easier than you think—so as long as you utilize the right tools. Ahead, we're sharing a step-by-step guide on questions to ask bridesmaids in Google Forms.

1. Write down all of your questions.

Jot everything down to ensure you're not forgetting anything! Remember, it's all in the details, and sometimes it's the little things that are often forgotten.

2. Gather your bridesmaids' email addresses.

Be sure to contact each bridesmaid one one-on-one to ensure you have their correct email address and correct contact details. Try to do this as early as possible to save yourself tons of time tracking everything down, which is no fun in the midst of wedding planning.

3. Create a Google Form.

Google Forms is perhaps the easiest and most efficient way to gather everyone's responses. The platform is both free and easy to use!

4. Create your own template or choose from one of the preset ones.

Google Forms offers plenty of fun templates to choose from depending on your specific aesthetic. Alternatively, you can also create your own: Feel free to get creative!

5. Fill out accordingly.

Fill out the preset or custom template with all of your questions. We recommend breaking them down by category as we listed above to stay organized!

6. Send away!

Once your bridesmaid survey is good to go, hit send! You may also consider adding a deadline on top to best keep track of everyone's responses.

7. Wait for responses to trickle in.

Soon enough, you'll receive your first batch of responses. You can also follow up with the bridesmaids who have not yet responded to ensure they've received their bridesmaid questionnaire.

8. Sit back and relax!

Your work is done—for now, at least. Now, it's onto the fun stuff…the actual planning!

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