If you ask a bride what you can do to help, chances are she won’t be able to even explain all of the little details that are swirling around in her head. So how can you help your bride when she is in overload mode? Listen.
We aren’t saying that you have to devote the next six months to a year to wedding sessions with her but when you are talking to her make sure that you are understanding of how much she has on her plate. Wedding planning is supposed to be fun, so do your best to put a smile on her face and remind her that you are there if she needs your help. Offering to do projects or help organize her wedding plans is a nice gesture and shows that you do want to help if she needs it.
What is expected of a bridesmaid? Here are some of the common roles of a bridesmaid:
- Offer to help with specific tasks such as tying bows on programs or menus etc - Lend a hand with double checking the RSVP’s or mailing list as a second pair of eyes - Assist with music selection, offer suggestions for playlist if needed -Assist with selecting attire for wedding party -Snap photos of the wedding process to add to the Bride’s album -Assemble favors, decor etc if needed -Assist with tracking gifts at wedding shower for thank-you cards - Learn how to bustle the wedding dress & these are just a few!
We know all of this wedding stuff can get expensive with buying a bridesmaids dress, shoes & sometimes taking off work to attend wedding functions. Check out some of our DIY related posts to give you some ideas on how to throw the best bridal shower, bachelorette party or assist with wedding projects for less!
If you are an out of town bridesmaid and don’t know how to offer a hand from long distance you may want to see if there is any research you can help with such as looking at local restaurants for the rehearsal dinner or offer to help with room blocks or other tasks that can be done over the phone or online.
The most important part of being a member of the wedding party is sharing the experiences of planning and celebrating such an important day in the couple’s lives. Though it is nice to have a bridesmaid around to help with planning, it may not be possible for you to be present at all times and the couple will understand.