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November 23, 2021

Wedding Pro Tips: Five Ways to be a Good Bridesmaid

Bridesmaids and Bride walking down to the ceremony
Photo: Rachel and Noah Raye Photography

Bridesmaids. What an honor to stand next to your sister, bestfriend, or life long friend on their special day. Let’s be honest, it’s not exactly like the movie 27 Dresses pictured. Being a bridesmaid can put quite a lot of pressure on someone. It’s natural to want to make your best friend’s wedding day as perfect as it can be, and that all begins with being a good bridesmaid yourself. Here’s some tips from the pros on being the best bridesmaid you can be!

Tips From the Pros for Bridesmaids

  • Pay attention
    • Listen: The less times something has to be repeated the more laidback the experience is.
    • Body language: If someone, or, more importantly, the bride looks uncomfortable automatically see what can be done to take away any negative feelings.
    • Offer help if someone appears they are struggling.
  • Be a team player
    • Not everyone in the bridal party may get along, but it’s your job to be civil. The bride wants you and everyone else to be specifically involved for her special day, so put aside any hostility.
    • Be open-minded and understanding toward other’s special needs and personalities.
    • All bridesmaids should have a basic understanding and leniency of catering toward the bride’s needs and requests.
  • Don’t share every opinion
    • When asked for, answer honestly but respectfully. Remember that although something may not be up to your standard, each wedding is individualized and unique to a couple, and they should be the ones happy with the outcome.
  • Plan the bachelorette party accordingly
    • Time can get away from the bride and her bridal party when planning for the big day. Make sure to take time to sit down and converse about date, location, and budget so that everyone can experience some fun R&R before the big day.
  • Set boundaries
    • Sometimes requests and needs may be completely out of your control. If the bride gets upset or is asking for a lot of your time, respectfully address it and designate when you can be available. It’s okay to confront possible conflict before it gets too out of hand.
Bridesmaids gathered around the bride in Windwood's field
Photo: Arden Photography

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