Your phone starts ringing off the hook, you answer only to be confronted with your best friend or relative on the line shrieking that she’s engaged. You’re summoned to be her maid of honour or bridesmaid. That’s where it usually begins, so we’re here to help you excel at one of the most difficult requests your bestie will ever make: Running The Show!
It’s Her Wedding Not Yours
Being a bridesmaid means you are accepting a huge amount of responsibility.Also have gorgeous bridesmaid dresses to wear. Your girlfriend is going to remember this day for the rest of her life. Don’t complain about your hair, make up, the dress you’re required to wear, or who you are paired up with. She doesn’t need to add your crazy antics to the list. The mission at hand? To weather the storm and remain her Number One Friend the day after the wedding.
Get Along With Your Fellow Bridesmaids
Chances are you aren’t going to love her three to five other attendants- you don’t have to like them, but you do need to get along. Together you are the bride’s team, meaning that you are all responsible for setting the tone of the experience. Rely on one another and delegate the tasks equally.
Shower Vs. Bachelorette Party? Both?
Know your bride. Does she like surprises or does she like to be involved? Does she like small or large gatherings? Plan something that best suits her personality. Is she more likely to want am intimate dinner with her closest gal pals or a weekend-long party in Montreal? Work it out, but schedule it at least two weeks prior to the wedding.
Keep Calm and Carry On
A week before the wedding she’ll likely be stressing, having nightmares, and she might be a freak show. Your job is to make sure the bride is calm and enjoying the moment. Plan an eye mask the night before the wedding, field calls from her fiancé and wedding vendors, make sure her mother is okay the morning of the wedding, reapply her lipstick during the photo session, and beam the warmest smile you’ve got her way.
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