10 things to consider when choosing your bridesmaids
Lets face it, being a bridesmaid is a big responsibility so whether it's your friend, sister or cousin, you want to make sure you pick the right girl for the job! Before popping the question here are a few things you might want to consider...
Reason 1- Think numbers. According to tradition, the number of bridesmaids you have should be proportionate to the size of your wedding. So having 20 bridesmaids for a wedding party of 50 is a bit excessive!
Reason 2- Are you asking her because you have to? If you are under pressure from your Mum to choose a cousin you haven't spoken to since you were five or if your fiancé is hassling you to choose his sister then put your foot down! This is your big day and you need someone who will make you happy and support you.
Reason 3 -Is she really your friend? We have all made this drunken promise to our friends but if you haven't spoke to her in over a year then you might want to reconsider!
Reason 4- Can you trust her? You will need her honest opinion on absolutely everything so you don't want someone who will let you walk down the aisle looking like a big fluffy meringue!
Reason 5- Is she supportive of your marriage? If she's not a fan of your man then she probably isn't the best fit for your bridal party. The last thing you want is her screaming “ME!” when asked if anyone objects!
Reason 6- Will she complain about her dress? Nobody wants a a fussy bridesmaid complaining that the colour doesn't suit her. Pick someone that will wear the unflattering lilac chiffon dress because she loves you and you have been dreaming of a lilac wedding since you were eight years old.
Reason 7 - Will she throw an amazing hen do? It is a big responsibility to get this right! She needs to know if you are the type of girl that favours a relaxing spa weekend or a crazy night with all the inappropriate props!
Reason 8 - Will she put you first? You are the centre of attention and you don't want her trying to steal the limelight or make a scene by flirting with the best man!
Reason 9 - Can she hack it? Lets face it, being a bridesmaid is not all champagne and glamour - it can be a military operation at times! From organising your hen do to helping you squeeze into your dress on the big day, pick someone that can deal with pressure and still keep their sense of humour!
Reason 10 - Is she prepared to get her hands dirty? Can she deal with dodgy drunken dancing from your uncle? or be there with a tissue in hand for your Mum when she gets emotional during the first dance? Dealing with wedding drama while letting you be the fabulous newly-wed is a must!
If she can do all these things with her make-up and sense of humour in tact then you are on to a winner...
Why not get her a personalised 'Will You Be My Bridesmaid' heart to ask your best friend to be your bridesmaid and stand by you on your big day.
Stephanie (Forever Bespoke Marketing Team)