(Closed) HELP! …. what are the task’s for the bridemaids?

posted 9 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I don’t have a list of traditional duties, but I know I have seen them.  I think the bridesmaid’s job is to basically do what they can to help make the day go as smoothly as possible.  It’s up to you as far as what you want them to do.  You know their abilities and schedules as well as what you are willing to delegate.  Some brides just have them show up on the wedding day, while others will give them tasks to help with or complete leading up to and on the day of the wedding.  

I also have 3 bridesmaids.  All 3 are located in towns ranging from 1 hour to 3 hours away.  One works a lot, including on the weekends, so it’s hard for her to get away and do anything else.  She will be helping more with things during the rehearsal and on the wedding day.  The second just finished graduate school and lives the farthest away, but has been able to do the most.  She has attended both showers so far and has plans to attend the one next week.  She is also heading the plans for my personal shower/bachelorette party.  She was able to go to one of my dress fittings and is one I often call to vent and ask opinions.  The third bridesmaid is a mother, going through a rough divorce, and a teacher, so she has a lot going on herself.  School just let out, so she has more free time.  She has called throughout the engagement to ask if she can help in any way and has attended all shower so far.  

The girls all have plans to help with things closer to the wedding (4 weeks!) to make sure things go smoothly.  They will help decorate, mail thank you notes (after I write them of course), run errands, distribute payments/tips to vendors, transport gifts, and return rented items.  

Sorry this is so long!  Hope it helped a little! 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

My first question, is when you say another country, are you saying as in just a destination wedding in Italy or something?  Or do you mean that for cultural reasons (your FI is from England) you are getting married in another country?  And if it’s the second, are your BMs going to be from that country?  If so, I would actually try to find out the wedding customs of that country.

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