Welcome back to The Wedding Wednesday series, this post is dedicated to my lovely sisters of the bride. Being a bridesmaid is a huge responsibility, it's more like a job than a party. Be prepared for what you're getting yourself into, as being a bridesmaid comes with a hefty price tag. Wedding dresses, jewelry, makeup, gifts, organising bridal showers and bachelorette parties can be a little too much for your budget. It's your friend's wedding and you want to be and look the best bridesmaid ever by wearing a designer outfit for all the wedding functions but you don't want to spend your monthly salary or your vacation savings on just that. it's a fact that agreeing to be a bridesmaid comes with financial expenses, and stressful situations.
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Scroll down till the end for 5 tips to be the best bridesmaid ever!!
Planning a wedding can quite literally take over a bride's life (and everyone else’s around her!) So I have jot down 5 tips to help you keep your calm if (and when) bridezilla appears!
5 TIPS TO BE THE BEST BRIDESMAID EVER
1. If you're incharge of planning the bridal shower or Hens party, I request you to do it in accordance to bride's style after all it's her wedding not yours, take notes on what she wants and what she likes, even if you don't like what she want, give suggestions but don't impose your choice, respect her vision and plan the celebration accordingly.
2. Most of the time we assume we know what others want especially when it comes to our best friends. Sure, we know them and we're right sometimes. But sometimes we're way off. So just ask the bride how you can help her.
3. Keep a mini "emergency kit" for the wedding day. Include bobby and safety pins, band-aids, deodorant, sewing kit, energy bars (you might need them more than the bride) or anything you can think of!
4. If you're a long distance friend and live far away and can’t practically do anything, work out what you can actually can do for her - emotional support? Hell Yeah! Trust me that is more important than you know, talk to her every now and then, listen to what and how she's feeling. Brides usually gets really overwhelmed with all the wedding preparations, if you can't help her with the preparations, just comfort her with being a good listener.
5. If you feel like you can't handle it all on your own, it's OK, don't be afraid to ask for some help from family, friends or other bridesmaids just don't ask the BRIDE!
Bonus: At last, most important of all, be present in the moment, enjoy the party, dance, drink and celebrate. Just keep in mind that for your friend, the bride, these events are her once-in-a-lifetime special moments, make the most of it.