Although it’s lovely to be asked to be a bridesmaid for your friend, it does fill girls with dread.
For one thing, you have to walk down an aisle in front of a hundred people.
And secondly, you have to be a personal assistant to the bride for the next few months!
Here are some important bridesmaid duties that you should really carry out and keep your bride happy and play the bridesmaid role as best as you can!
Anyway, let’s dive in!
The Most Important Chief Bridesmaid Duties
1. The Hen Do
One of the top duties a bridesmaid has is sorting out a hen party or a bachelorette for the bride to be. It can be stressful if you are planning it on your own, so it’s best to start planning as soon as possible. You need to consider who the bride will want at the hen firstly (talk to her for this). Once you have a list, you can start thinking of ideas of what you could all do for the hen do, here’s a list of 40 free games you could use.
You need to remember to sort transport and accommodation for everyone if you are planning to travel for the hen.
You can read our previous blog for some other things you must not forget to sort when you are planning the hen do!
2. Shoes For Your Dress
Once your bridesmaid dress has been sorted for the big day, you need to sort out some shoes that you will wear for the celebrations. You need to make sure you ask the bride to be if there is any colour that she would prefer for you all to wear. After all, you don’t want to spend money on a brightly coloured pair if she is going to hate them. You can then hunt down some great shoes that you can wear on the day. Remember to choose a pair of shoes which will be comfortable for the day. The last thing you want is to stand around in uncomfortable shoes. It will feel like the longest day ever! Therefore, make sure you try on a few till you find a comfortable pair. If you’re strapped for cash, you can find some great deals online. That way, you get a good value pair of shoes which are still excellent quality!
3. A Special Present For The Newlyweds
It’s an honour being asked to play such an important role in your friend or family member’s big day. Therefore, you need to thank them by ensuring you get them a lovely card and present to celebrate their big day. Although there is no specific amount to spend on their wedding day, you should try and spend at least £50 on their gift.
4. Transport To The Bride’s Home
It’s so important that you are there for the bride for the first thing in the morning. She is bound to be stressed out so it’s important that you are there to help her relax. Therefore, make sure you arrange for someone to drop you off first thing in the morning. You should book a taxi if necessary to take you to the bride’s home in the morning. OR if she asks you to stay the night before, you oblige and stay with her the night before the wedding!
5. Makeup And Hair – Get It Sorted!
Don’t forget to sort out your makeup and hair for the big day. Although sometimes the bride pays for this, it shouldn’t be expected. You might want to pay for the bride’s makeup artist and hairdresser to sort out your look too. Just be careful not to use too much of their time. Otherwise, you will face the wrath of the bride!