As a Bride, there are many things to consider when it comes to bridesmaids such as how many to select and how to ask the chosen few to be a part of your bridal party. Read on to discover how to choose your bridesmaids, how to pop the question and how to dish out those all-important bridesmaid duties.
How to Choose your Bridesmaids
There are many ways to choose bridesmaids and you should consider both your siblings and closest friends for the role. The likelihood is that you will have different groups of friends that you have made during different stages in life for example, school, university, and work. Do you choose the friends you have known the longest or the ones you spend the most time with?
Begin with a list of the most important people in your life and start from here. If you have a small, intimate wedding, you may wish to keep the number of bridesmaids to a minimum but if you are having a large wedding, there are no real limitations. Think about the responsibilities involved and who will be the best at them. It is natural to want to give multiple people the title of bridesmaid but before you do so, it is wise to consider many things including budget, as the more bridesmaids you have, the more money you will have to spend on dresses, bouquets and gifts.
How to Pop the Question?
Once you have narrowed it down to a select few, it’s time to consider how you will ask your nearest and dearest to be your bridesmaids. You can be as creative as you want to be and you only have to take one look at Pinterest to see some truly unique methods.
You could gather your bridesmaids to be at your home under the guise of a girl’s night in. If you can’t get all of your bridesmaids in one room for one reason or another, why not send them a surprise package in the mail? Fill a box with a mini bottle of bubbles, a handwritten note and few more wedding related items for good measure. You could include anything from confetti to love heart sweets and pieces of jewellery they can wear on the day.
How to Dish Out the Duties
What is expected of your bridesmaids? Traditionally, bridesmaids have a plethora of duties including planning the hen party, ensuring the day runs smoothly and providing emotional support for the bride. It is important to highlight possible commitments well in advance and you should make each bridesmaid aware of the time commitment before they accept your proposal. For example, do you simply want them to help on the day or assist on a more regular basis with last minute errands? Lastly, you should always make sure that the duties are distributed evenly to avoid any tension in the group.
So, there you have it, a step by step guide to choosing your bridesmaids.