Post # 1
Question: I have a Lady-In-Waiting that will be helping me on my wedding day. She is a good friend of mine, and I want her to feel that she’s a part of my big day, but I don’t want her looking like my bridesmaids or Maid/Matron of Honor. What does a Lady-In-Waiting normally wear? A sales associate in a bridal shop I went to told me a knee length black skirt and a pretty white blouse….I’m just not sure!!
Post # 3
If she’s a friend of yours, I assume she’d be attending the wedding anyway even if she wasn’t helping. Couldn’t she just wear whatever she wanted? If she’s asking for suggestions, you can’t go wrong with a little black dress.
Post # 4
That’s what I was thinking, but she thinks she should look like the bridal party. I think I will suggest a nice black dress. Thanks!!
Post # 5
I thought ladies in waiting were companions to a queen – I’ve never heard of them in reference to a wedding before. What exactly does the role entail?
Post # 6
I think a pencil skirt and blouse looks very business like. Like a personal assisstant and not a friend doing a favour.
But ultimately, I think if she isn’t a bridal party member then she can wear whatever she likes.
Post # 7
I think your lady-in-waiting is my area’s version of a personal attendant. They generally wear anything that they’d like (in the level of formality of your wedding), and sometimes it’s within the wedding color scheme. They’re usually provided w/ a corsage as well.
As long as her dress isn’t one-off from the bridal party’s outfits, there shouldn’t really be an issue.
Post # 8
@JenniferG: She’s basically like a personal assistant. For instance, my Lady-In-Waiting knows me well enough that if I am in the back getting ready or off taking pictures she can answer any questions that vendors may have while setting up, etc. She will also be a go between me and my ushers, coordinator, etc. I don’t have her list of duties completed yet, but she will be doing a lot of running around.
Post # 9
@indibee: Ha! It’s funny that you mention that last line – she’s under the impression she’s supposed to look like the bridal party, which is why I need give her a little guidance.