Everyone always focuses on the bride, but being a bridesmaid can be stressful and hard work! (I know - I’m a bridesmaid in two weddings this summer!) I’ve put together some tips to help make your life, as well as the brides, run a little smoother on the way to the big day.
1. First… all joking aside… remember this day is about the couple so any hang ups you have about the choices they are making for wardrobe, hair, makeup, or décor - keep them to yourself. This day is about them and how they want to remember it. Be supportive, whether it’s folding cranes, painting jars or just talking to Aunt Sherrie from Texas… be there!
2. Intercept day-of drama. If there is a problem that you can handle, take care of it. If there is a catering mishap that can easily be fixed. Shhh… they don’t really NEED to know.
3. Enlist the help of the other wedding party mates. Your job is to make the planning process easier on the couple so delegate, delegate, delegate.
4. Remember a day of bag with you an “emergency kit” including the following: Bobby pins, hairspray, plenty of water, rations, aspirin, lip-gloss, compact mirror, hair gel, clear nail polish, safety pins, breath mints (for the first kiss), and last but not least a handkerchief.
Have fun and good luck!
Aschley (guest blogger and bridesmaid)