Being asked to be a bridesmaid is such an honor, but it is also a big responsibility! Being a bridesmaid is no childs play. If a bride asks you to be a bridesmaid in her big day, that means that you mean a lot to her and that she expects certain things for you. But what exactly does she expect? If only there was a bridesmaids’ etiquette you could follow…
This is where we come in! We present you with a complete bridesmaids’ etiquette. What a bride expects from you, what are your duties, and how to act in certain situations. Keep reading to find out more.
Always Have the Bride’s Needs in Mind
First, it’s her big day, and it is your responsibility to make it as right as you can. You have to have her needs in mind before your own. If you are chosen to be a bridesmaid, you are probably really close to the bride, to begin with, so that is a big plus. Try to have her needs and worried in mind as much as possible and try to make it as easy as possible. She should be relaxed, and you should take on as much as possible. Before you make a decision, ask her and hear her opinion.
Be a Team Player
Next, it’s most likely that you won’t be the only bridesmaid in the wedding you are in. That means that you need to get along with each. Otherwise, that will make the day so much easier for everyone involved, especially for the bride. All the bridesmaids are the bride’s responsibility, and the last thing she needs is you guys bickering and arguing. So even if you do not like any of the other bridesmaids, you have to pretend that you do and do your best to get along.
Finally, if the bride asks you for a piece of advice or your opinion on something she is worried about, she expects you to be honest. But, keep in mind that you never want to start drama with your honesty. Keep in mind that brides are often very stressed when their wedding day comes around and you have to be gentle with your opinions.