Being a Bridesmaid: Your Duties in Detail
Being a bridesmaid is an ultimate honour.
Perhaps your childhood best friend is asking you to stand by her side and accompany her on the biggest change in her life – a flattering symbol of your close bond with the bride. But what can you really expect as a bridesmaid? We can tell you one thing for sure: you will never know what to truly expect until you are thrown into the process. That’s the beauty of it! Right?
Ever since the moment you became best friends forever, you’ve most likely been joking and dreaming about being each other’s bridesmaids. You imagined how you would pop the question to each other, picked out the most beautiful dresses, and spent endless hours planning. Now, that day is actually here, and you need to prepare for the big day in more ways than 1.
AS WEDDING SEASON BECKONS, WE EXPLORE THE PERILOUS BRIDAL-PARTY RIDE: WHAT TO EXPECT AS A BRIDESMAID?
1. HELP CHOOSE THE BRIDESMAID DRESSES
Of course, this is final decision is ultimately down to the Bride. Be totally honest and let her know what will make you feel most comfortable, and perhaps ask for advice and opinions from your fellow bridesmaids, too.
2. ALWAYS ATTEND THE ENGAGEMENT PARTY
This is one of your most important duties as a bridesmaid: you should be there for your Bride at all costs and keep abreast of all prewedding events, what ever conflicts that life may present you with.
3. OFFER TO HELP WITH SPECIFIC PREWEDDING TASKS
Perhaps, in the midst of the wedding planning, the Bride may often miss the little details, such as invitations and packing for the honeymoon. Some of these tasks may be small and menial, but try to be there to help in any way that you can. Remember to always be on hand for the gift recordings!
4. ESTABLISH A BUDGET
The bridesmaids should always be prepared to pay for events and also the small wedding details – traditionally, the only person who doesn’t pay for the bachelorette party is the bride. Especially for an in-town party that’s a single night out instead of a weekend away, the bridesmaids and other guests will often chip in to cover the bride’s share, as well as cover their own costs.
5. BE THE LIFE OF THE PARTY
At the end of the day, one of the first things that people & guests will remember is who enjoyed themselves on the wedding day. Of course, as a bridesmaid, you have a principal role to play: but your Bride will also wish for you to have fun. So, hit the dance floor when the music kicks in, dance with groomsmen during the formal first-dance sequence and be on the lookout for toe-tapping guests who might need some encouragement or a dance partner.
After all, we follow how to saying goes: “Bridesmaid for a day, best friend for life”