August 23, 2010

Q & A: What Are My Duties As a Bridesmaid?

Q:  I've been asked to be a bridesmaid in a friends wedding and although I'm honoured at the invite, I'm really nervous and don't know what my responsibilities will be. Can you help?

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A: Being asked to be in some one's wedding party is a huge honour and we understand how that can make you a bit nervous. Firstly, have confidence that the bride has chosen you because you are a good friend, and she wants to share this special time with you. Secondly, while there are some bridesmaid duties you should take on, remember that most of them are pretty fun and are ways in which you can support the bride during the planning stages. Trust us, she will  need all of the support you can give!

Bridesmaid's Duties
  • Helping the bride choose a wedding dress
  • Helping the bride make decisions
  • Assisting with all pre-wedding parties such as the bridal shower and bachelorette party
  • Providing the bride with moral support throughout the planning stages, sometimes it helps to just have a shoulder to lean on
  • Make sure you're up to speed on anything wedding related as some people will turn to you for information on where they're registered, when they will return from their honeymoon and other wedding details
  • On the wedding day, the bride may need some help directing people to the guestbook or taking care of other things like gifts or clean up after the reception


Jersey Diva Mom said...

My tip for bridesmaids is to set a phone or watch alarm every few hours at shower and day of wedding (prep time)- to remind yourself to remind the bride to take a breath, look around, pause, remember... then move on. She'll appreciate it in the whirlwind!

Simply Sophisticated Events said...

Thanks Jersey Diva Mom, that's a great tip, we'll pass it on to our brides :)

Elle said...

Good luck with being a bridesmaid. I have only had the honor twice, and both times I felt overwhelmed by the responsibility. Unfortunately, both times we also lived in different states many hours a part so my help was as much as I would have liked. Visiting from the BF. Great post!

Anonymous said...

This is a great list of duties. I was recently a bridesmaid myself and it is kind of funny how you are just supposed to know what to do. :)


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