Sunday, 8 March 2015

Tips From Your Bridesmaid

When I was asked to be a bridesmaid the OCD in me kicked in and I googled all the things I would need to know in order to be the perfect bridesmaid but after the wedding I definitely think there should be more literature made available to brides as to what is expected of them from the bridesmaid's point of view.

Now...before all my married or soon to be married readers jump down my neck, yes I get that the wedding is obviously about the Bride but as a bridesmaid you just want to make the wedding the best version it can be for the bride otherwise you wouldn't have agreed to form part of her special day.  That being said, I think there are three main points you need to remember when dealing with your bridesmaids:

1. Communicate your expectations that includes what you require on the day, do you want your bridesmaids to help you get dressed or do you want your mom to help you? Do you want a bachelorette party which is raucous or do you want a simple tea party bridal shower? On the day, what photographs do you want to do? Is there dancing requirements ie the opening dance

2. Be considerate of your bridesmaids different body shapes and sizes sometimes what you envision doesn't always match up to the ladies' comfort level in your retinue. If you want the same style of dress for all the ladies then make sure everyone's at the same level of comfort. 

3. Do not think you can do everything on your own. Your bridesmaids are there to assist you, it's okay to ask for help

Do you have any tips for Brides to be?

x Nats x 


Diva Desle said...

I have never been a bridesmaid but I do plan on being a bride though;-) These are great tips for both. I agree, communicating your expectations is key when you are a bride.

Kay R. said...

Ive been a bridesmaid numerous times and I think consideration for size is totally something more people need to take into consideration!

A Very Sweet Blog said...

I think people don't think about it until the time comes, which can cause chaos. You brought up some excellent thoughts Natalie.

Vanessa said...

Beautiful post. ^^
Have a nice Friday...

stevenjared0853 said...

Informative post!! Liked the bridesmaids tips shared here. I am getting the honor to be one among bridesmaid for my cousin’s wedding at one of wedding venues NYC. Will be using your tips to manage everything in the best way.