Wedding season is here!!! If you’re a bridesmaid for the first time or the 10th time here are some tips we’ve gathered from our crew (collectively we’ve got tons of bridesmaid experience under our garter belts).
- Keep your eye on the prize: Remember that it is an honor to be a bridesmaid even if it feels like an obligation at times. Yes, it can be costly in both time & money. Yes, something things may become more dramatic than you ever though possible. Remember, your friend/sister/cousin or all of the above chose you to stand by her side not only at the alter but in life. You’re important to her. She loves you. She needs your support. Be there for her.
- Make yourself available to help: Even if you’re on different coasts or continents & your bride seems to have everything under control, reach out & ask her if there is anything you can do for her. Be realistic. If you live across the globe you probably can’t do much stuff in real time but you may be able to help her with her Pinterest board or just let her vent on whatever stress she’s carrying. Or better yet share in her joy & get her even more excited.
- The dress is not about you: There are a lot of paths bridesmaid dresses can go – good, bad, ugly. The dress isn’t about you. It’s what your bride envisioned would look perfect on the day to celebrate her wedding. So if the dress is hideous – don’t complain, embrace it. Find what you actually like about the dress. Maybe the color makes your eyes pop or the fit actually flatters. Work with what you got. If you can’t stand the dress make sure your brows, hair & makeup are on fleek.
- Have fun: Celebrate your bride. Life goes by in a flash so make it count. Plus, weddings are fun! Now get out on that dance floor!