Be a Better Bridesmaid
One of my favorite parts of being a wedding planner is seeing the joy shared between a Bride and her Bridesmaids on Wedding Day. After spending a year or more planning out every detail with my client, I really enjoy getting to know her gal pals as they toast with mimosas and enjoy their hair and makeup primping on Wedding morning.
For the most part, I see Bridesmaids being supportive throughout the planning process and a great support system for the Bride during the Wedding weekend events.
But, as I’m sure any wedding planner would tell you, I’ve witnessed the Bridesmaids doing and saying some things that make the Bride’s planning experience a challenge. They may not even know they’re causing stress! So, if you’re about to stand beside your BFF on her big day, read on for tips to be a better Bridesmaid.
1. Be a Helper
Brides often don’t ask for help from their Bridesmaids when they could really use it. Knowing how full their friends’ schedules are, they internalize stress over choosing the perfect Father-Daughter song. Or, they stay up all night addressing invitations. Don’t wait for the Bride to ask for your help. During her engagement, make sure to ask her every week if there is anything you can do to help her.
2. Don’t Be a Hater
Mean Girls isn’t just a work of fiction; I’ve seen this phenomenon in bridal parties! You don’t have to become best friends with every Bridesmaid, but you should do everything you can to make Wedding related events peaceful and calm experiences for the Bride. Calling the Bride to vent about getting along with the Bridesmaids is a major DON’T. Remember, the role of a Bridesmaid is to lower the Bride’s stress level… not add to it. Before you pick up the phone or send an e-mail, ask yourself: Am I about to take something off her to-do list, or add to it?
3. Remember the Purpose of the Party
Wedding Weekend really is all about the Bride and Groom, and them joining together as a married couple. So if you have a minor problem arise (your hair isn’t styled the way you want it, your earring breaks), remember the purpose of the party and let it go. If you focus on making it an awesome weekend for the Bride, she’ll do the same for you on your day… or maybe she already has!
4. Have a Blast!
I know that being a great Bridesmaid is really hard work! After you’ve been a shoulder to lean on all year, helped with a few DIY projects, and been part of a successful ceremony, you’re probably a little exhausted. But, your job isn’t over yet! When it’s reception time, soak in all the details of the beautiful party and make memories with the Bride! If you’re asked to give a toast, be mindful of the toast time so nobody has to go searching for you. Be one of the last people on the dance floor at the end of the night, and then send off your gal pal and her new husband with a sparkler and a big grin!
I hope this post was helpful for you on your Wedding planning journey!
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