Bridesmaids are the brides best friends and the people she can count on most when she needs them. In the months leading up to the big day and during the wedding, a bride will definitely need some support and these are the ladies she will be looking to lean on. After deciding who the bridesmaids will be, its important that they understand what their job entails. Here are some things bridesmaids should know before the wedding.
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5 things bridesmaids should know
Bridesmaids need to know what a bride expects of them. Are they required to just show up on the wedding day or are they expected to take part and plan the other events that surround a wedding? They are often in charge or throwing bachelorette parties, planning showers, speaking at rehearsal dinners and attending the wedding. Bridesmaids that live far away are often just required to provide moral support since they can’t do much more from a distance. Bridesmaids need to remember that if they live close they should attend the engagement party, bachelorette party, wedding shower, rehearsal and dinner and of course the wedding!
Bridesmaids appreciate a wedding timeline so they can plan their day. Things they would like to know include; when and where they need to get ready, transportation to the ceremony, reception and home, and when their dates (if not in the wedding party) can meet them.
What to bring
Bridesmaids need to know what to bring with them. Are they responsible for bringing an emergency kit, extra shoes, snacks, or pre-wedding drinks?
Bridesmaids should be made aware of what they are expected to pay for in regards to the wedding. Will the bridesmaids be expected to pay for any travel that is required? Will they be paying for their bridesmaid dress, shoes, and accessories? Or for hair and makeup the day of the wedding? Some brides cover this expense or allow the bridesmaids to do their own hair and makeup. Bridesmaids also usually plan and pay for the bachelorette party and sometimes the wedding shower. Being a bridesmaid can be quite expensive and letting them know early on will allow them to budget for the wedding accordingly.
They’re part of a team
Plan some fun activities so the bridesmaids can get to know each other. Bridesmaids come from all different parts of a bride’s life so there is a good chance they won’t know each other beforehand. If they can become friendly before the wedding day it’s ideal but it’s not always possible. It’s important for bridesmaids to remember that they have a common goal; support the bride throughout the planning process and help her enjoy her big day!