With wedding season well and truly upon us, you can’t escape some sort of exposure to weddings. While being the bride is the most exciting role, being a bridesmaid, especially if it is for the first time can be just as exciting. If you are taking on the role of bridesmaid for the first time and you are unsure of what you will be expected to do I have an article to share with you that might shed some light into what your duties as a bridesmaid will entail.
You will have to wear a dress
As part of being a bridesmaid dress shopping is also in your future. If the bridal party extends to more than just yourself then it can be very stressful to find a dress style that you all like. Firstly, you need to find out whether or not you are paying for your own dress. Although a lot of brides and grooms want to pay for their bridesmaids’ dresses, they may not be in a position where they can afford to do so. If you are purchasing your own dress, there should be a bit more flexibility into what you can choose for the day. The best thing is to do is to be honest with the bride if you are not keen on the dress. As much as it’s their big day, you need to feel comfortable in the dress. Hopefully, they will be understanding and find one which is more suited to your figure. Remember though it is just one day, so try and not be too picky about what you wear.
You will need to keep in shape
After you have bought the bridesmaid dress, you need to keep in shape for the big day. Otherwise, it can be very stressful if you don’t fit in your dress. You may end up purchasing another one out of your own pocket. Try and keep to a healthy diet in the weeks before the wedding. Don’t snack in between meals and make sure you drink a lot of water. Start exercising more regularly as well so you can keep in shape. You want to look your best as the wedding photos will last for years!
You will need to help her plan the wedding
As a bridesmaid, you will have to help her sort out everything for the wedding. Weddings can be stressful and as I talked about previously, there is so much to plan. She may give you a role such as finding cute wedding invitations. You can look online for invites such as Laser cut wedding invitations which she may like. You may be put in charge of creating wedding favours or even finding transport for the wedding. Make sure you help her as much as you can. She might just need you to lend a supportive ear for the wedding.
You might have to sort out the hen do
As a bridesmaid, one of your jobs might be to sort out the hen do. You want to give your friend a fun night out that she will never forget, so it’s best to start planning well in advance. Talk to her about who she wants to invite and what activities she would like to do. Check out the budget of the hens as well before you start planning. There are many sites which do packages which might be in the hens budget. Remember to give her a fun time she will never forget.
Being a bridesmaid is a great experience and hopefully, she will be one for you when it’s your turn. If you have any tips for first-time bridesmaids don’t forget to leave them in the comments below!