This one’s for you.
There may not be a greater privilege as a friend to be a bridesmaid! Don’t panic!
We will narrow down all the important bridesmaids duties you’ll need to have on your checklist ahead of the big day.
First and foremost, remember to be there for your loved one for all the pre-wedding events. Take time to check in on them and offer to help with any small tasks you can think of.
Another important tip is to be communicative and honest. Honesty is always the best policy for both yourself and the bride to be. Don’t hesitate to communicate if you’re not able to handle something, and as a close friend, the bride will likely be completely understanding.
Now, let’s get to business.
Bridal Shower & Bachelorette
Two of the most important pre wedding expectations. The maid of honor will typically be in charge of that, but the bridesmaids should support by helping to plan and pay for as much as possible. For the bridal shower, you want to create something memorable and also help cover the amount of the event. As for the bachelorette party, you want to at least make sure the bride’s portion is covered and some embarrassing photos are taken (this is optional).
Bridesmaid Dress Shopping
The part you’re definitely most excited for! A great asset for the whole wedding decor and aesthetic and a great way to stand from the crowd and show you are “team bride”! Try to be open minded regarding the dress choice and take one for the team if needed! Of course, don’t hesitate to speak up if you’re not comfortable in it. Keep in mind, this should be a fun and light experience for all of you.
Give a Gift
If you can afford it, it is customary to give an item from the registry or gift something like a spa day or facial for the bridal shower. If other bridesmaids want to chip in, it’s also a great idea to pool your resources on a larger gift for the couple.
Connect with the Planner
As a bridesmaid it’s important to know who the planner is and understand your role with them. Try to be helpful and assist the wedding activities. It’s vital to cooperate with the planner. Be mindful of their schedule and ensure that everything goes smoothly on the big day.
Take Care of your Bride
Make sure the bride stays hydrated and fed amongst all the wedding day excitement, even if it’s light snacks throughout the day.
After everyone is finished getting ready, make sure the bride has everything she needs with her during photos and then for the ceremony. Typically, the planner will have most of the important things like rings, vows, any change in shoes, etc., but a bridesmaid can help as keeper of the smaller items like a touch-up lipstick, blotting papers, and the bride’s cellphone.
Keep the Energy Up
Help set the mood and help keep the energy up after dinner. After all, you’re there to celebrate! If there’s an after-hours event, be prepared to keep the party going!
Last but not least, remember to have fun and enjoy this special day!