Choosing the bridesmaids for your big day can be an intimidating task, especially if you are not sure how to do it. Here are some tips on How to Choose Bridesmaids.
Be Mindful Of Your Bridesmaids’ Financial Situation
Keep in mind that your bridesmaids have some expanses, even though the wedding is yours. They have to pay for the dress and throwing your bridal shower and bachelorette party.
So before you ask someone to be in your wedding, consider if they can afford it. You should not be offended if someone declines. They may be going through a tough situation and they simply cannot afford to be a part of your big day.
You may have some bridesmaids that live far away, so keep in mind that they will have some travel expenses too.
Just be mindful that not everyone has unlimited resources.
Be Sure To Include Family
If you have any siblings, according to wedding etiquette, you should pick them first and then your cousins, etc. If your siblings are too young, it is not a good idea to include them as bridesmaids, so you should ask them to be flower girls or junior bridesmaid.
If you have a future sister-in-law, you should definitely ask her to be your bridesmaid. It will be a very good start with your husband’s family, you will show them that you are accepting them as your own.
Choose Responsible Bridesmaids
Bridesmaids should be the ones that are the closest to you, family and friends. But what if you have that one friend (or maybe a few) that you love so much but she is always late, flaky and she takes nothing seriously?
Well, your bridesmaids are supposed to show up on time and follow through with assigned tasks. They play a major role in your big day and you want to know that you can rely on them. Keep that in mind.