How to be the best bridesmaid

Being asked to be a bridesmaid is an amazing honour, but it’s also a lot of responsibility. Your bride is relying on you to be there for you, so here’s our guide on becoming the best bridesmaid.

Be there for support

There are many practical tasks you must undertake as a bridesmaid, but the main one is emotional. Getting married is exciting but a lot of stress and pressure, and your bride is going to need a lot of support. Be it getting tasks done for the big day or simply listening, as a bridesmaid it’s your duty to be there every step of the way.

Offer to pay for your dress or accessories

Don’t expect your bride to be able to pay for everything. Not everyone has a surplus of money to cover every expense or the number of close friends they have. Offer to pay for your bridesmaid dress or accessories if you can. This takes that little bit of pressure off the couple and shows you’re invested in the wedding. Make a conscious effort to save a little money each month once you’ve been asked, so you’ll be prepared to cover any additional costs, as long as this is something you can afford.

Connect with the other bridesmaids

No matter how big or small the group of bridesmaids is, make sure you make the effort with them. You may be a group of old school friends who’ve been close for years, or you may have never met them in your life. Either way, having a strong team around the bride is vital, so connect with the bridesmaids.

Be genuinely helpful

It’s one thing to offer to help, but make sure you genuinely mean it. Get stuck in with the planning and organising part so you can really lend a helping hand and understand what needs to be done. Little things can take a big weight from someone’s plate. If your bride is still looking for the perfect wedding venue, or the groom isn’t available to go on tours or to trials, offer to step up or do some of the research.

Share ideas

Suggest having a wedding Instagram or Pinterest where everyone can share ideas. This way you have everything in one place and it sparks a discussion. You can share ideas for bridesmaid dresses, centrepieces or even fun photo poses.

Organise a fabulous hen party

One of the main jobs of the bridesmaids is to throw an amazing hen party. Don’t just go with the typical, make sure you really think about what your bride wants. Cocktail making, a cream tea, a visit to a museum, a weekend away or a trip to a spa – whatever would make her happy is what you should plan. It’s a great way to unwind and connect with the other bridesmaids, as well as give the bride time to relax.

Be alert

You need to be on full alert during the wedding. Of course, you can enjoy yourself but always be on hand to help throughout the day. Whether that be with makeup, food or keeping certain relatives apart. Your bride is going to be so swept off her feet she’ll need a helping hand.

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