How To Be The Best Bridesmaid
10 Ways To Be The Best Bridesmaid!
Being a Bridesmaid is such a special honor and allows you to participate in your best friend's special day! Being a Bridesmaid can be a little intimidating (especially if you have never been one before!), so I've put together some tips to help you be the wonderful bridesmaid you are so capable of becoming! The most important thing to remember to be an amazing bridesmaid is ultimately to be a team player, meaning that at the end of the day, it is your friend or sister's day, so be there to cheer her on and support her decisions, as opposed to adding drama or criticism. Being a bridesmaid does not have to be stressful! In fact, if you start getting involved from the beginning and ask questions when there is confusion, it should be a pretty seamless process leading up to the big day. If you follow these 10 Bridesmaid-hacks, any Bride would be so appreciative of your helpfulness and ability to go with the flow!
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Xo B. Lo
1. Offer to chip in and this does not have to mean money - Your time is just as valuable!
Whether you are baking for the bridal shower or bedazzling for a bachelorette party, offer to help out however you can! Research crafting trends on Pinterest and tell the Bride when you are available to help her with wedding preparations.
2. Keep organized
Take some stress off of the Bride by helping to keep track of important details! For example, at the Bridal Shower, record the gifts and who they are from so the Bride can send thank you notes to the right people.
3. Help organize transportation
Transportation is extremely important as it helps things run smoothly and everyone arrive on time! For the bachelorette party, offer to carpool with several other bridesmaids or help plan the most efficient transportation available. For the actual wedding day, one of the bridesmaids should be contacting the limo service and ensuring they are up to date with the day's schedule, because transportation and traffic is probably the last thing the Bride to be worrying about while getting ready!
4. Don't wait to be asked - watch for things to help out with!
This is something every Bridesmaid should remember - it's so important to be engaged and helpful when you are a bridesmaid! For example, maybe offer to help plan the bachelorette party. At the Bridal Shower, greet guests, do a little online research to come up with fun bridal shower game ideas, and help load gifts into the car after the event. Also don't forget about the Maid of Honor because she has a lot of responsibilities for planning the wedding and is keeping of track of many things, so be sure to ask her if she too needs any help!
5. Be a team player who goes with the flow
Being a team player as a bridesmaid is incredibly important. In fact, the Bride will be so appreciative and grateful when you go with the flow as opposed to a bridesmaid who is constantly criticizing or complaining! The day belongs to the Bride, so ultimately every detail is up to her. A helpful bridesmaid life-hack is on the actual day, try to wear minimal jewelry and accessories (unless the bride says otherwise) because the goal is to look coordinated as a bridal party and help the Bride shine and be the one standing out.
6. Bring snacks for the group on the actual day
Bringing snacks for the group is another bridesmaid life-hack to remember because you never know if on the way to the wedding or right before the ceremony someone will be feeling sick, light-headed or hungry. Food can be extremely rejuvenating when it comes to low blood sugar or fighting off feeling sick. Remember to bring bland, non-messy foods, such as pretzels or crackers, to avoid staining a dress!
7. Help the Bride with anything she needs while getting ready
This is beneficial to remember for before both the ceremony and the wedding reception! Help the bride with anything she may need getting ready that morning. Another thing to remember is to designate a bridesmaid who will bustle the Bride's dress prior to the start of the reception that way she can dance the night away without worries!
8. Have a mini "emergency kit" for the actual day
Having a mini "emergency kit" for the wedding day is advantageous because you never know if the Bride or a bridesmaid will need something! Things to remember to pack in your bag include the Bride's extra lipstick, tide-to-go pen, bobby pins, band-aids, safety pins, tampons, tissues, Ibuprofen, and oil adsorbing sheets.
9. Dance at the wedding & encourage others to join
Be sure to actually dance at the wedding because a helpful hint to remember is if you want the guests to dance, the bridal party should get the party started (and keep it going!)
10. Plan your entrance at the reception
Remember to be prepared for the bridal party entrance during the reception! Keep your eyes open during the cocktail party for when it's time for the bridal party to leave to go get ready for the reception entrances. Know which groomsman you are walk in with and if you plan to do a special pose or dance while walking in, practice beforehand!