Brides ask their most special friends and family members to be a part of their bridal party, so if you have been asked to be a bridesmaid, take it on as the important job that it is. If you have been asked to be the maid or matron of honor, then you get to be the group leader, kind of a second-in-command to the bride.
Work as a team
A lot of brides try to do everything themselves, but as a bridesmaid, think of yourself as a part of "Team Wedding." Make a united front and be there for whatever the bride may need. This could involve making phone calls to vendors, letting her vent when the stress gets to be too much, or simply reminding the bride that this is a fun and happy occasion and she shouldn't sweat the small stuff. You are there for emotional support, and when time allows, a little bit of errand-running too. Work as a team to help the bride achieve the wedding she is dreaming of.
Plan & attend pre-wedding parties
The maid of honor and bridesmaids are generally the ones to plan and execute the bridal shower and bachelorette party. If others throw additional parties, you should try to attend those too, as well as engagement parties, the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner, and any other celebrations in honor of the engaged couple.
Play hostess at the ceremony & reception
Another thing that "Team Wedding" takes care of is making sure that all of the wedding guests feel welcome. The bride and groom will be very busy with photographs and other wedding-related things, so the groomsmen and bridesmaids get to co-host the event. Help guests find their seats, direct them to the gift table, and most importantly, keep the dance floor hopping!
Before you say yes to joining the wedding party, make sure that you are comfortable with all of the expenses that may be involved. In addition to buying a bridesmaid dress, you will also need to purchase the shoes and accessories, pay for transportation to the wedding, hotel stays if you are coming from out of town, and wedding and shower gifts, to name a few possibilities.
Be honest about the bridesmaid dresses
The bride will get the final say about what you will wear for the wedding, but your input is important. Never be rude or pushy about your feelings, but offer insight about the look and feel of the bridesmaid gowns that you try on. You are important to the bride, and she won't want you wearing something you absolutely hate, but be constructive with any criticism.
Our Miami bridal boutique carries the entire line of Morilee bridesmaid dresses, which are not only beautiful, but affordable too. Our prices are very competitive, and the variety of gorgeous styles and colors is simply amazing. We love helping a group of lovely ladies find the perfect gowns for their friend's wedding. "I love to make my bridesmaid customers happy," says owner David Abadi, " because then they will want to come back as one of my bridal customers someday!"
Best of luck helping your friend pull off a wonderful wedding. Being a bridesmaid involves a little bit of work, but more importantly, it involves having tons of fun with your friends. Brides of America is here to help you find the best bridesmaid dresses in Miami, just like you are there to help the bride be as happy and as stress-free as possible. We would love to be a part of your "Team Wedding!"
Blog author: Deanna Powell - WhereBridesGo.com