Julie Pickley, Guest Author
Bridesmaids are slowly becoming more of an important role in marriages, making more pressure for the bride to pick the best bridesmaid and for the bridesmaid to help as much as possible to do an outstanding job.
I once saw the worst bridesmaid at one of my good friends weddings. There were many mistakes leading up to her downfall of respect with me and other family members. I am writing this so you don’t fall into that trap as well.
An example of her idiocy started all the way back to the beginnings. She was very pushy to the bride and groom about the best way to do it, but because the bridesmaid was her best friend she was reluctant to change to another person.
Tip 1. Help the bride! Even if she doesn’t request help, offer, offer, offer! Do you want to shop for bridesmaid dresses? Are you okay? But be sure to not make her think that you are trying to take over the show. Remember it is your job to make sure everything runs smoothly.
Tip 2. Double check: A lot of brides make lists, and you can help by double checking the lists and making sure everyone is invited, and everyone knows what they are doing.
Tip 3. Be honest: If you think the dress doesn’t look that good, tell her nicely. Brides can get caught up in what they think looks good.
Tip 4. Give the bride space. Being a bridesmaid is about helping the bride but not overpowering her position. Remember it is her big day, not yours. Just think of yourself as the guardian angel.
Tip 5. Don’t make a fool of yourself. Don’t get too drunk at the reception and try and sleep with every handsome guy you haven’t seen before. Everyone will think you are the brides slutty friend and they will think less of you (and possibly the bride).
Tip 6. Don’t sleep with the groom! Do I need to explain this one? 😉
Keep calm. Everything will be great. Have fun, stay focused! Drink, but keep elegant. Remember this is the biggest day of your friends life. Keep to the job as the bridesmaid, have fun! It’s your turn next, promise.
Copyright © 2010 – Julie Pickley. Reprinted with permission. Julie Pickley is a wedding planner with 5 years experience and much more enthusiasm. If you are becoming a bridesmaid or looking for a bridesmaid for your wedding, be sure to read through more of Julie’s Website’s articles for more juicy information. Visit her Website at: http://www.weddingbridesmaid.net/
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