Post # 1
Yes, I joined Weddingbee in hopes of becoming a bride, but it seems one of my close friends beat me to it!!! I’m so excited for her. I can’t wait to help her in whatever way possible!!! Does anyone have any tips or ideas for me in my role as a bridesmaid?
Post # 3
Get the Bridesmaid’s Guerilla Handbook. See if you can get it used. It’s the best bridesmaid guide I found. It’s also really funny. Have fun!!
Post # 4
As a bride I suggest:
-Make sure you communicate with the other bridesmaids on all the wedding events (bach party, showers, engagement party, etc.)
-Definitely be supportive of all the decisions the bride is making, from your dresses to the centerpiece ideas
-Offer to help with any wedding adventures… such as when she goes dress hopping, cake tasting, etc.
-Be excited for her, and let her know how happy you are for her. Sometimes wedding planning gets so overwhelming and the bride feels judged for her wedding decisions, pulled into a thousand directions, and all kinds of emotions and stresses that are impossible to describe! Help her realize what a happy and exciting time this is.
Post # 5
do whatever she asks, and do it with a smile! no matter how silly it seems or how much you don’t want to do it. ask if you can help with things, and ask about the wedding, but don’t ask every 2 seconds! sometimes it gets to be too much when everyone only talks weddings!
Post # 6
Im going to be a bridesmaid in a wedding in November and I am SUPER stoked about it! :)) Definitely just be there for your bride as much as possible, she is going to get super stressed out and your role is to make everything easier for her.
Post # 7
My advice is.. give your support.. and kinda check in I use the term loosely) fortnightly, my Maid/Matron of Honor gives me a call if Im not going to see her for a couple weeks (just schedules are hectic) and we chat about normal stuff, but she asks at the end. Oh hows wedding stuff, anything i can do?
It is such a relief to not share the burden by myself or feel as tho I feel obligated to bring it up?. All my bridesmaids are not engaged or married, so if I go over there I make sure that I talk about other stuff rather than wedding to make them not get sick of me and show them I havent changed personality because Im engaged.
Other than that… listen, offer advice if she needs it and be flexible!
Post # 8
I’m going to be a bridesmaid next summer! I’m so excited for her and have already started helping her out with wedding plans. i.e researching local bridal boutiques, helping out with questions or concerns. My Boyfriend or Best Friend will be a groomsman as well, which just adds to the excitement! I know it will be such a joyous experience that we will be able to share together as well as with our close friends.