What are a Bridesmaid’s Responsibilities?
So the time has come for your best friend to get married and you are asked to be the bridesmaid. Now you should know that being a bridesmaid means that you will have plenty of responsibilities on your head.
You have to attend and organize all the pre-wedding parties and will be doing a lot of work on the wedding day as well. So without wasting any further time, let us discuss the main tasks that you will be doing as a bridesmaid.
Buying the bridesmaid’s dress
Just because you are asked to be the bridesmaid doesn’t always mean that you will get the dress as well. In some places, the bride buys all the bridesmaid’s dresses, whereas in some places, you will have to buy your own dress. All the bridesmaids wear matching clothes that means you will have to take time out to go for shopping together with the rest of the members of the bridal party.
Planning the bridal shower
If you happen to love arranging parties then you will definitely like planning the bridal shower. It is a party where friends give gifts to the bride in anticipation of her wedding. It is a pre-wedding celebration where the bride’s invite all her close friends and family members and they then shower the bride with their blessings.
Since you have the honor of being the bridesmaid, you will have to do the following chores. Deciding the theme, decorating, arranging food, chip in some cash etc, all these are the responsibilities of a bridesmaid.
Attend all the pre-wedding events
The bride cannot demand all the bridesmaids to attend every event before the wedding. But since you are asked to be the bridesmaid, you have to try your level best to attend most of the events.
If you can attend these events then you must have valid reasons like you live far away from the bride’s home in a different city or state. Another genuine reason is you being pregnant or having a newborn to take care of. Apart from that, there can be plenty of other reasons. But if there isn’t then try your best to attend all the events.
Giving emotional support to the bride
There is so much going around that it is inevitable for the bride to get stressed. There can be a lot of things that might be stressing her out and it wouldn’t be a good idea to complain all of this to the groom since it can lead to a major fight.
This is where your role as a friend/therapist/bridesmaid comes. You have to comfort her and tell her that everything will be alright. Tell her “This whole wedding planning may be stressing you out. But things will eventually workout so forget all about this, let us go out and watch a movie or maybe get our nails done.”
Help out the bride
Now you can help the bride out in many ways. For instance, go on wedding shopping with her. Send out invites to all the guests. Go out with the bride for her dress fitting and may be help her decide when she is having trouble choosing between two gowns.
When there is a wedding, there are endless chores to do. So try to lend your hand in as many chores as possible. The bride needs a trustworthy friend and you have to prove yourself as one. So try to clear out any other activities you have before the wedding so that you can give all your time and attention to your best friend’s wedding.