Being asked to be a friend’s bridesmaid at their wedding is a true honor! You will get to go dress shopping with them to find a dreamy dress and will have a lot of responsibility on the big day. After the bride and groom, all the bridesmaids are some of the biggest players in the wedding ceremony! Not sure what you will need to do on the big day? Here are some traditional bridesmaid duties.
Co-Host The Bachelorette Party
One of the main jobs that all the bridesmaids will have to do is organize the big bachelorette party before the wedding. Normally, it is up to the maid-of-honor to make all the big decisions for the party, such as how you will celebrate and think about venues and guests. All the other bridesmaids will be asked to help to book venues, organize food, and collect RSVP replies. This is the final party your friend will have while she’s single, so it is important that you give her the send off that she deserves!
Record All The Gifts
The bride usually asks the bridesmaids to take care of all the presents that she and her new hubby receive on the day of the wedding. Most bridesmaids decide to make a record of all the unique wedding gifts, including names of which guest gave which gift. This way, the bride, and groom will be able to send personal thank you cards to each guest. As a bridesmaid, you will also be responsible for collecting all the gifts from the guests. If there is a table set aside for presents, you can arrange them neatly on there. If not, you might have to speak to the venue owner to see if there is anywhere where you can store them until the reception is over.
The whole point of bridesmaids is that they help the bride with anything that she may need on her special day. So expect to be given lots of little errands to do on the day right at the last minute! These could be tasks of any shape or form. For instance, the bride might just want someone on hand to make cups of tea while she is getting her hair and makeup done. Or maybe she wants someone who can run out and take a quick message to the groom’s party. No matter what she requests, as her bridesmaid, it is your duty to see that it gets done!
Watch The Train
If the bride has chosen a wedding dress with a long train, you and all your fellow bridesmaids will be responsible for looking after it. You will need to carry it behind her when she walks down the aisle. It is also important that you bustle up the train before the bride starts dancing at the reception. Otherwise, she may end up tripping over it!
You certainly won’t be bored on your friend’s wedding day. As you can see, being a bridesmaid is a lot more than just wearing a pretty dress!