Weddings in general are one of the most entertaining occasions to attend. The food, the music, the guests and the overall atmosphere is celebratory. However it can be quite stressful, especially if you are a part of the wedding party by being a bridesmaid. Along with the responsibilities of being there as support for your friend, you would have other tasks such as planning the pre-wedding celebrations such as a bachelorette party and also assist with hostess duties at the actual wedding. In order for you to have a fun and hassle-free wedding experience it is important for you to prepare and plan things prior to the wedding. Here are a few tips;
One of your main responsibilities as a bridesmaid is to help with the lead-up to the wedding. Duties will include things such as running errands, addressing/mailing invitations, ringing catering venues, function halls, beauty appointments and make up preps. When taking sole responsibility of one task, it is important to ensure that you are skilled in that particular field.
If you are skilled at organising events, then you may help out with researching options for receptions, catering venues, decoration companies and so on. You can also collaborate with wedding planners on days leading up and on the wedding day. When organising an event you would need the guest list, number of guests, and you can also aid assembling party favours and writing place cards if necessary. As a skilled event organiser, you would also naturally be responsible for the bachelorette party planning as well.
Beauty appointments and make-up preps
If you are skilled at make-up and preps, then you can volunteer to help out with setting up appointments with potential make-up artists, purchase a good lashes items prior like researching to buy false eye lashes.
Or mink fake eyelashes depending in the bride’s necessity, booking spa dates and manicures. You can also go a step forward and help in choosing and buying your own bridesmaid dress with the approval of the bride. This would cut out a lot of stress both mentally and financially for the bride-to-be.
Apart from the preparations leading up-to the wedding, it is vital for you to be there for the bride on the day of the wedding. On the special day, you would naturally have to help out with getting dressed, doing the make-up, the pre-wedding photos and generally being close to the bride and/or the couple to provide any aid as requested. As the bride’s friend, being there for her on her special occasion would mean a lot to her.