Tips for bridesmaids
Friends, sisters, cousins…whatever your bridesmaid’s relation to you, their role is important. So, bride, remember to pass these tips on to your bridesmaid!
Bridesmaids!!! It’s not just about the bridesmaids dress and whether that salmon pink tone matches your skin. You have a key role in the wedding planning. You’re there to help your friend out, take the weight off her shoulders where you can and make sure that this wedding is not all about organising and stress. So here are some tips on how to be a top bridesmaid:
* Your role is varied, from errand runner to pure and simple moral support.
* If you live far away, remember to phone regularly and check if there’s any way you can help out remotely, i.e. scan through the unique creations on Etsy for unique favours and other details.
* If you’re close by, why not organise a monthly or fortnightly wedding meeting, where you meet up with your friend for lunch or dinner and you get to the nitty gritty of organising. Take any photos, articles and material samples you might have seen to help inspire the bride.
* Remember that you should also organise non-wedding meetings to distract your friend and make sure she relaxes. What about helping her to plan her pre-wedding beauty treatments?
* The hen night – oh yes, this is your territory! Lost? Take a look at our different hen night ideas and feel free to leave a comment if you have any specific questions.
* If you’re the chief bridesmaid you need to organise the others. Searching for dresses is one of the biggest logistical nightmares, so try and take that responsibility off the bride’s shoulders and be proactive in contacting the others, even if you’ve never met. This will be great prep for the hen night and wedding day.
* Talk to the bride! When organising a wedding, people often get tied up in the detail and forget that they’re taking one of the most important steps in their lives. Remind h er of this – it will be a great opportunity for a breather and a chance to really value and enjoy the process she’s organising.