So your BFF is finally getting married and you are asked to support her on this most special day. Great, but what is to be expected of you? Bridesmaids are a vital part of any wedding, providing support and friendship to the bride throughout the planning process and on the big day itself.
What are the dos and don’ts of being a bridesmaid?
- Be supportive. The bride is going to be under a lot of stress during the wedding planning process, so be there for her to offer emotional support.
- Be helpful. Offer to help with tasks such as planning the bachelorette party, addressing invitations, or making centerpieces.
- Be flexible. Things don’t always go according to plan, so be prepared to be flexible and go with the flow.
- Be on time. The bride is counting on you to be there for her on time, so make sure you arrive early to the wedding and any other events.
- Be positive. The bride wants her bridesmaids to be happy and excited for her, so try to stay positive even if things are stressful.
- Be yourself. The bride chose you to be her bridesmaid because she loves you for who you are, so don’t try to be someone you’re not.
- Don’t be a diva. The bride is the star of the show, so don’t try to steal her thunder.
- Don’t complain. The bride is going to be stressed enough, so don’t add to her stress by complaining about the dress, the venue, or anything else.
- Don’t get drunk. The bachelorette party is a time to let loose and have fun, but don’t get so drunk that you embarrass yourself or the bride.
- Don’t talk about your own wedding. The bride’s wedding day is not about you, so don’t talk about your own wedding plans or how your wedding was better.
- Don’t be late. The bride is counting on you to be there for her on time, so make sure you arrive early to the wedding and any other events.
By following these dos and don’ts, you can be the best bridesmaid the bride could ask for.
Additional Tips for Being a Supportive Bridesmaid:
- Be honest with the bride about your budget. She may be willing to pay for some of your expenses, but it’s better to be upfront about what you can afford.
- Be willing to compromise. Not everyone is going to love the same dress or the same hairstyle, so be willing to compromise with the bride.
- Have fun! The wedding is a celebration, so enjoy yourself and make memories that you’ll cherish forever.
Being a bridesmaid is a great honor and a lot of fun. By following these dos and don’ts, you can make the experience even more special for the bride.