Ah the joy bid day brings is indescribable, but nothing tops big/little night! Each sister is excited about either getting a little or adding someone to their family. Then it’s like a war trying to get the girl you want to choose you as a big. Well, fear no more I have a fool-proof way to get your perfect little!
1. Make Sure Your Favorite Girl Gets a Bid
During recruitment you are getting to know a lot of women, and it can be hard choosing between all of them! To get your perfect little, choose the girls that you just click with and get excited to see! Make sure you two can be the best of friends, because that’s the foundation you two will have as big and little.
2. Talk to Her Throughout the Bid Day Madness
It is so exciting and overwhelming on bid day, and once you see the girls that you really clicked with during recruitment, be that sister who she can feel comfortable around. Once you talk to the girls, choose two that you would absolutely love as a little, and make sure that you are making a good impression.
3. Invite Her to Grab Lunch
This is a great way to get to know your potential little and show her that you will be the best big she could ask for. Show your knowledge about the sorority, or tell her about your plans to hold a position! Make sure to make it fun and unforgettable. At the end of the meal, tell her “I am so excited you got a bid, I was rooting for you! I can’t wait to get a little of my own.” When you say this make sure you look at her and smile when you say the last part. This lets her know you want her as a little, but doesn’t put a ton of pressure for her to choose you. You wouldn’t want to do that.
4. Ask Her New Member Peers for an Inside Scoop
It’s completely fine to ask some of the new members if she is thinking of choosing you as a big! You’ve found your perfect little, and you don’t want another sister to have her. This also creates a conversation about you when the new members go back and tell you future little what you said!
5. Tell the VP of Membership Education Who You Want
I was the VP of Membership Education when I was in college and I had SO many sisters come up to me and tell me who they wanted. This gave me a better idea of who to pair up, and if one of my new members didn’t know who to choose, I would suggest that sister who wanted her.
Now that you have a plan in place, go get your AMAZING little! It is the most fun night of the semester! You get to finally reveal that you are her big, and that you’ve been secretly shopping for her since found out she was you little! Above is a pic of when my little got a little, it’s always fun to get a new member of the family!!! Comment your big/little night story or if you need advice below! I love helping and seeing everyone’s experiences!