Being asked to be a bridesmaid is a huge honor. But sometimes it’s hard to know exactly how to be a good bridesmaid! What are your responsibilities? What will you have to pay for? First of all, the most important thing to remember is to accept responsibilities with grace. So, here’s what you can expect of being a bridesmaid.
Plan the hens night
As a bridesmaid, it is your responsibility to plan the hens night. This is something you should do without the bride having to ask! Get the other bridesmaids together and plan a night your friend will never forget. Try not to involve the bride too much in the decision-making, this is supposed to be all about her and not add to the stress she already has of planning the wedding!
One thing about being a bridesmaid is that you are expected to fork out for a few costs. Try to accept these costs with a smile, remembering that the bride and groom are already having to pay for a whole lot more than you are. Some of the costs you are expected to pay for are your dress, shoes, accessories, hair and make-up. You should also all pitch in to cover the costs of the bachelorette party!
Support the bride
During the planning of the wedding the bride will need a lot of emotional support. Try to keep her positive and keep asking her if there is anything you can do to help. It I your responsibility as bridesmaid to be there for your friend and try to make this a stress free experience.
On the day
This is the tricky part, the morning of the wedding is the most stressful time for all involved, but it’s your job to make it fun! Try and organise that any problems come to you rather than the bride so you can try and smooth them out without the bride knowing unless it’s essential. Keep telling her how beautiful she looks and gush over how exciting the day is! You will need to keep this positivity throughout the ceremony and reception. This is supposed to be the best day of her life, make it happen!
For how to choose bridesmaids, see this blog post