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Being a part of the wedding party as a bridesmaid is always an exciting experience since you get to be by the bride's side through the entire wedding planning process. Now is the time to show the bride just how much she means to you and it's important to understand all that this entails.

Being a Bridesmaid

Being picked as a bridesmaid means that you're someone who the bride feels close to and trusts, so the responsibilities that come along with the title should come naturally However, there are some essential tips to keep in mind as you go through this exciting and once-in-a-lifetime experience.
  1. Every bride has different hopes and expectations for her wedding and honeymoon, so ask how you can help make these a reality.
  2. The bride has a crystal clear vision of how her wedding should be. So even if you don't agree on the French manicures, just remember it's all up to her. After all, it is her wedding!
  3. Give the bride a break! Getting married is an emotional roller coaster and might make her a bit more on the sensitive side. Don't take anything personally, simply let the small stuff go!
  4. Help the bride go shopping for her bridesmaid's dresses, shoes and her wedding dress. This way you can help guide her direction of style!
  5. Offer to accompany the bride to her hair and make-up appointments and be sure to give her your honest opinion!
  6. Help the maid of honor plan the bridal shower and bachelorette party. Every bride doesn't want to drink tea at her bridal shower or want to have a drinking contest at her bachelorette party. Keep the bride's style and taste in mind at all times!
  7. Be a social butterfly! Make sure the party is lively and mingle with guests who may not know too many people at the bridal shower, bachelorette party or the wedding reception.
  8. Throw a themed shower. If the couple has registered on this honeymoon registry, throw a bridal shower in accordance with the style of where the honeymoon will be.
  9. Be sure to let everybody, including guests/family/friends, know where the bride and groom are registered. Many brides aren't sure how to let friends and family know so help out by emailing the guests and make sure the wedding website and registry is listed on the bridal shower invitations.