Rules For Being The Best Bridesmaid

You’ve been asked by your best friend or sister to be a bridesmaid and although you’re super happy, you can’t shake off the feeling that you might screw up. Being a first-time bridesmaid can be nerve-wracking, which is why we have put together a list of rules for being the perfect bridesmaid. 

There are different stages of being a bridesmaid, so we’ll be discussing each one. 

Be There to Listen

The first step is the planning process. As soon as the wedding date is set, your bridesmaid duties start. You need to be super calm during all the madness and be there whenever the bride needs to vent, talk to someone or just needs some suggestions. 

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Be Smart About Bridesmaid Dresses

When it comes to picking out a bridesmaid dress, you need to be super smart. If there are a few bridesmaids, you need to have a discussion among everyone and pick something all girls would feel comfortable wearing. 

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Plan the Best Bridal Shower EVER! 

Bridal shower is a super fun pre-wedding celebration, so go all out! Think about what the bride would like; a big party or a chill day at the spa with her besties.

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Help Her Gather Inspiration & Ideas

Really get in there with the planning process, help your girl out with some ideas and inspiration for the big day. Follow a few wedding accounts on Instagram and make Pinterest boards. It’s also a good idea to attend wedding fairs. 

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Attend Dress Fittings

The bride always needs a second opinion when dress shopping, so be there with her through various dress fittings. This will also help you prepare for the big day, when it’s time for you to help her get in the dress. 

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The Morning of the Wedding

Once the wedding planning is done, you need to gear up for the big day. The morning of the wedding is quite busy, so you need to be on your A-game. Have everything organized and DON’T have a breakdown if anything goes south. You need to be strong for your pal. It’s also a very emotional time for everyone in the family, so create a calm environment. 

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Bridal Emergency Kit

It is essential you have a bridal emergency kit on the big day. It should include everything from pins, sewing kit, tissues and some makeup products. Additionally, you have to be on the cookout for any makeup emergencies such as smudged lipstick or runny mascara.