Hello lovelies. Today’s blog is one for the bridesmaids. If you are a bride to be, why not share this blog so that your bridesmaids can read it. Being a bridesmaid is so much fun! I have done it once before but I am now lined up to do it another 3 times! Working in the wedding industry, and being a bridesmaid, has taught me some lessons, so today I want to share with you my bridesmaids do’s and don’ts for the wedding day.
Do bring the bride a glass of bubbly.
Don’t keep filling it up!
A glass of bubbly to toast the day and calm the bride’s nerves is perfect. Don’t get the drinks flowing too early as they legally can’t get married if they are drunk.
Do keep the bride calm when she is nervous.
Don’t just tell her to calm down!
Wedding morning nerves are very common, and as a bridesmaid it’s your job to help minimise these. Don’t just say, “Oh, you will be fine.” Try and take her mind off it and let her know how wonderful the day is going to be.
Why not click here and share this blog with her on the run up to the wedding on how to deal with wedding stress.
Do tell the bride that she looks beautiful.
Don’t say that you don’t like your dress/ shoes/ hairstyle etc.
Always tell the bride how beautiful she is, because us women are all beautiful but we do sometimes forget it. Remember this is her and her partner’s day, so don’t let her know if you didn’t like the dress or the way she wanted your hair. Just smile and remember she is your friend and this is just one day of your life you have to wear it, but one of the biggest days of hers.
Do help round up family and friends for photographs.
Don’t disappear when the photographs are being taken!
As a bridesmaid it is likely you will know who the bride and groom’s friends and family are, so why not make yourself useful and round up who is needed for the photography group shots. Don’t disappear during the photographs as you don’t want to keep the couple or the photographer waiting when it’s your turn to be in the pictures.
Do have a great night and dance on the dancefloor.
Don’t get really drunk and fall on the dancefloor!
Dancing is my favourite part of the wedding reception. The last time I was a bridesmaid I was on the dancefloor the whole night. At one point it was just me and the bride’s brother because I would not leave the dancefloor empty. Have a little drink, get up and dance and encourage others to do so too. Don’t drink a whole bottle of wine and stumble around the dancefloor, you don’t want to annoy the bride and forget an amazing night.
Do take the initiative if something isn’t going to plan.
Don’t tell the bride if it’s something you can fix yourself!
Sometimes small things at weddings can go wrong. For example; a groomsman is missing, the table plan has been misplaced, or a vendor can’t find the venue. These things can stress a bride out, so take the initiative and try to solve the problem before worrying the bride. She doesn’t need extra stress on her wedding day.
Why not be a start bridesmaid and share this blog with the other bridesmaids so you are all at the top of your game for the big day! Also click here to read 8 top tips to help your wedding morning run smoothly and share it with your lovely brie to be friend.
I hope you enjoyed my bridesmaid do’s and don’ts for the wedding day. I’d love for you to share it with your bride tribe. Do you have any do’s and don’ts for bridesmaids? If so, let me know in the comments.