Congratulations you’ve been asked to be a bridesmaid…now what do you do? This responsibility is not something to be taken lightly and the responsibilities can sometimes add up. Not to worry we have made a cheat sheet on eight great ways for you to be the best bridesmaid you can be!
Everyone loves to know that they are being heard and this is especially true for a bride. They have so many choices and so many voices around them sometimes the only thing they need is an ear to vent to instead of another mouth to listen to.
Don’t be the bridesmaid who says, “If you ever need anything just call me”, be proactive. Ask for specific tasks and offer to do specific things. Delegation can be difficult and awkward, by being explicit you are just taking one more thing off your bride’s plate.
You are #TeamBride from the day of the engagement until the happy couple leaves for Cabo. Whatever she needs it is your responsibility to do everything in your power to make it happen. From helping plan bachelorette parties to tissues during the ceremony you’ve got her back.
Be a Team Player
Chances are you aren’t the only bridesmaid so being able to work with a group is vital. Do your best to get along with everyone despite any reservations you might have about them. Remember that your bride chose them for a reason and picking a fight isn’t going to make her any less stressed.
Remember it’s Not About You
This day has nothing to do with you other than your uncontrollable joy for the happy couple. So, when things don’t go the way you want them to keep it to yourself and remember your bride’s happiness comes first.
Do your Job
Your primary duty is being the best friend you can possibly be throughout the whole wedding process, but other than being a bomb BFF you have a couple of other things to think about. You are in charge of purchasing your dress, shoes, and all day-of stylings. Host and/ or attend all pre-wedding events (showers, bachelorette parties, rehearsal dinners, etc.). Continuously offer your help with all wedding planning and execution (keeping a record of gifts, giving toasts, pre-wedding setup, post-wedding cleanup, etc.).
Be a Voice of Reason
Your bride is hungry, stressed, and on the loose; it is your job to keep her down to earth. Be the person who (gracefully) tells her that the world isn’t going to end just because the caterer is five minutes late. Sometimes a bride’s judgment can get a little clouded from all of the pressures a wedding entails and she needs a bestie to tell her to take a breath.
Most Importantly…Be Positive
It seems as if everything that can go wrong on your wedding day does; so be the friend who can find the silver lining in every scenario. It’s down pouring? Guess what? Clouds make for awesome photo lighting! One positive voice in a sea of negative can make all the difference.
This is a lot, but don’t stress. Your bride has chosen you for a reason and your biggest responsibility is continuing to be the friend you’ve always been. We know you’re going to be awesome and wish you the best of luck on her big day!
If you found this post helpful, you may also be interested in our previous post “Bridesmaids Dresses Made Easy“. For more information about what Warrenwood Manor has to offer, check out our full website.
*Feature image by Drake & Eliza Photography.