Eek, your best friend got engaged last month and it’s only a matter of time before she asks you to be a bridesmaid on her special day. The bridesmaid role is as big or as small as you make it. The main thing is that, as her honourable bridesmaid, you will want to be there for her on the most magical day of her life.

We’ve put together a list of four tips that will ensure you get your bridesmaids duties just right. Have a look below.

  1. Make the journey a fun one. In a few years from now, you won’t want to look back and think that planning your favourite girl’s wedding was the most tedious and scary thing ever. Combine the mundane but necessary tasks with some enjoyable tasks. For example, when you go dress shopping, plan a special tea and cake date to chat and laugh together.
  2. On the topic of bridesmaid dress shopping, make sure you have a style in mind before you begin. The bride-to-be will probably have a colour and theme to go on, but you will know what style and fit suits you best. Don’t be afraid to let her know what will make you feel most comfortable on the day, and that matches what she is thinking.
  3. Still on the topic of dress shopping, make sure you wear comfortable shoes as you might have to do a lot of walking around. It might be a good idea to take some heels along if that’s what you’ll be wearing on the big day. Also remember to have something to tie your hair up with if the bride wants you in a chic up-do. Most importantly, take pictures to look at later. The photos will keep you excited and also help you if you’re having to make a choice between a few options.
  4. Planning the hen party should be all about what the bride loves. Keep it personal and stick to what you know she would enjoy. That way it will be more memorable. Also take into consideration the rest of the bridesmaids an what they would enjoy. Plan to come up with a special theme. Take lots of photos and make a special collage of the events throughout the day.

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