The bridesmaid’s role on the wedding day is an important one. Even if your responsibility is just to walk down the aisle, stand beside the bride, and offer love and support, you’re playing an integral part in the festivities. Of course, it is important for bridesmaids to know all the things they’re supposed to do—to be able to hit their marks and take their cues—but it’s just as critical to know what not to do.
Certainly, there are some bridesmaid behaviors that, however well-intentioned, can actually be taxing on the bride. We’ll offer a few examples of some things bridesmaids should avoid.
Complaining About How You Look
We understand that, wearing a dress and a hairstyle you may not have picked out, you don’t feel totally confident—but remember that this is the bride’s day, and she’s asked you to dress in a certain way. Let her enjoy herself!
Complaining About Costs
Buying a dress, traveling to the wedding destination… being a bridesmaid can add up. But if you’re going to harp on the cost, maybe it’s better just to decline the offer to be in the wedding party. Again, complaints just impede the bride from relishing her day.
Offering Unsolicited Wedding Opinions
The bride may ask for your honest opinion on colors, patterns, music, or whatever else—so by all means, offer it! But avoid weighing in when you haven’t been invited to. The bride may really feel strongly about a particular bridesmaid dress, so don’t spoil her fun by telling her how much you hate it.
Drinking Too Much
Certainly you should have fun, and enjoy the open bar—but also stay in control of yourself. Don’t get so tipsy that you start saying or doing things that might embarrass the bride, or that will impede you from carrying out your other bridesmaid duties.
Buying the Wrong Dress Size
A common faux pas is buying a too-small dress because you plan to lose weight—but what if you simply can’t lose weight in time? It’s better to but the right size, then worry about alterations when you do lose weight.
Planning the Bachelorette Party of Your Dreams
The problem with this? It’s not your party. It’s the bride’s. Make sure you take her preferences into consideration!
Above all: Be supportive. Help the bride to have the day she’s always dreamed of. And if you think we can help, whether with catering or venue needs, don’t hesitate to contact Mosteller Events today.