Saturday, July 26, 2008

Be the Best Bridesmaid You Can Be

Your best friend/sister/cousin calls!  She's engaged!  She wants you to be in the wedding.

Of course, you're thrilled.  You love her.  You love him.  They're perfect together.  But, seriously, you have a life.  Their wedding isn't your top priority and that's okay.  We all can't be like that girl in "27 Dresses".
So, now that that has been established.  Here are your responsibilities.

*Put on your brightest smile and nod along as the bride-to-be shares her ideas, issues, confusion, joys, and dilemmas.
*Order your dress in a timely manner and pay for it promptly.  Inquire about shoes and jewelry and shop accordingly.  Have the dress altered well ahead of the wedding day.
*Ask the bride about hair and makeup and find out if you need to include that cost in your budget.

*Find out who is planning to throw the bride a shower and offer to help.  If no one is planning a shower yet, then work with the other bridesmaids to pull one together.
*Find out about the bachelorette party and offer to help.
*Buy some wonderfully personal gifts for the bride and her hubby-to-be for the shower and wedding.
*Arrange for your lodging for the wedding weekend.

*Arrive in town for the wedding when you are asked.  Be sure to be there in time for the rehearsal.
*Be attentive at the rehearsal.
*Have a great time at the rehearsal dinner and take tons of pictures.  Then, get to bed early so you'll be bright eyed for the wedding day.
*On the wedding day be cheerful and helpful.  Offer to help the bride if she needs it.
*Smile in pictures and make sure you're where you are needed for the photographer.
*Kick up your heels on the dance floor and have a great time.  Take tons of pictures.
image from mywedding.com

3 comments:

saundra, event engineer said...

Great post, Elizabeth. Sometimes bridesmaids forget the real reason they are there!

Madz said...

Hi, please check my personal wedding blog too... this is like my diary of my own wedding planning experiences. Maybe we can exchange links, if you don't mind... You have a nice blog really...

See you around.. take care...
Madelyn Basalo-Sells

Destin beach wedding said...

Kudos for a sweet and uplifting article.