How to Be a Good Bridesmaid

If you have been given the prestigious role of being a bridesmaid on someone’s special day, you need to make sure you do your best in the position.

The Old Rectory Wedding Venue in Essex are here to offer some helpful tips and tricks to make sure you can hold your head high as a good bridesmaid and still have a great day with all of the other guests. Follow our guidance and comment with your own suggestions on how to take on such an emotional and honourable role.
Understand the Bride’s Needs

Some brides will want to take care of everything themselves but some brides will also need a lot of help to make their day one to remember. If your bride prefers to organise everything herself, then you will need to just be on hand to offer an opinion every now and again and make sure her lipstick is on right all day long.

However, if your bride is leaning on you a lot to organise, plan and get ready for her big day, as a bridesmaid, this naturally falls into your job remit. Understand her needs and your level of involvement from the start and you are sure to live up to the role easily.
Get Everyone Involved

There is no ‘I’ in ‘team’ after all! If there are other bridesmaids within your team, get them all involved equally and give your bride the chance to let her hair down on her big day. While planning is in action, get in touch with all bridesmaids and make sure communication is strong before the big day. There is nothing worse than meeting each other properly on the big day and it being a little hostile amongst the group.

Make sure all of you work together in giving the bride and groom the best day they could have as well as being hassle-free.
Be Careful with Opinions

Although all brides will welcome opinions of their bridesmaids when it comes to planning designs, dresses and bridal looks, it really matters how you deliver those opinions to her. You aren’t expected to say yes to everything if it really doesn’t look right or go with the theme but if you think it could be improved, you should carefully deliver this to the bride.

Be constructive with your opinions and offer better solutions if you have one, rather than shut down her choices right away.
Be Attentive On the Day

On the big day itself, you have to be attentive to her needs as well as all the other guests you are celebrating with. When it comes to bridesmaids, you are looked upon to organise the bride, the guests and the wedding party to ensure the bride doesn’t have to do anything but walk down the aisle and marry her other half.

Follow your duties and then when the party really begins, you can let your hair down and dance the night away without a care in the world.
Be Proud

Being a bridesmaid is something to be proud of. You are being asked to take part in the most special day of someone’s life, so make the most of it! Hold your head high, enjoy the moment and tell her she looks beautiful, it could be you in those shoes one day too!

Get in Touch

If you are planning a wedding and are looking for wedding venues in the Essex area, get in touch with The Old Rectory Wedding Venue in Essex today on 01268 544 417.

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