Bridal Party Dos & Dont’s

Wedding
season

is officially in full
swing, which means it’s time to break out the cheesy dance moves and throw on
your best smile. We all know that a wedding is supposed to be the best
day of a girls life, but it can also be EXTREMELY stressful. So, if the
bride-to-be values your friendship enough to ask you to be a bridesmaid (and you accept) your best to just grin
and bear it when she asks you to do something you don’t want to. Think about it
this way—she (or her parents) are forking over at least $20K for this
one day…. So make it special. Your day will come.

So without further ado, are the dos and don’ts of being a Bridesmaid:

DON’T
accept the role if you’re not completely invested
When your bride sends you that Pinterest
inspired box of frills
asking you to stand with her on her wedding day… you
are not obligated to say yes. So if
you do, commit to it and smile along
the way. Want to help her pick out shoes? Yes. Want
to help her make decorations? Yes. Want
to throw the lingerie party at your apartment? Yes. . . .  You get it?


This ones hard for me. I’m the queenbee of stretching myself to thin.

DO
prepare to spend money
From the time you agree to be in
the bridal party — to the actual wedding
day, there is going to be numerous social gatherings and miscellaneous bridal
party expenses to foot the bill for. So put your fake smile on and pretend like
you’re a millionaire because I promise you the bride does not care that you have 2 more weddings this month… They
are not her. Sorry Charlie.

DON’T
complain about the expenses to the bride
This is simple, Just. Don’t. Do It. Unless you
like being slapped.

DO agree
with every decision the bride makes
You don’t like the bridesmaid
dresses she picked? Too bad so sad.
Put on a happy face and strut your stuff anyways. And most importantly, if she
is so kind as to let you pick out your own- DO NOT TRY TO UPSTAGE THE BRIDE. Bad Bad Bad. This is what lead
Bride’s to pick out hideous ones in the
first place
.
Basically, anything she says or
does is cherry blossoms and rainbows on her wedding day. And no matter how many
people tell her she looks beautiful, keep
reminding her
.

DON’T
post any photos on social media without the brides consent
This is one that many girls don’t
even think about. We are so excited to show our insta followers how pretty we
look (you know it’s true), that we forget that the bride probably wants to
be the first to dole out the
pictures. At the very least, wait until after the ceremony. If the groom
happens to see a picture of the bride before she walks down the aisle, she may
kill you.

DO break
out your most embarrassing dance moves
If you’re in the bridal party – your job at the reception is to DANCE. Doesn’t
matter if you and the girls are the only ones out there, DANCE. Nothing is more boring than a reception with no one dancing,
and if the reception is boring, the bride WILL kill you. But don’t worry, as long as there is an open bar
and “Shout”
is on the DJ’s playlist, the dance floor will be bumpin a few drinks in.

DON’T ditch out without
helping gather the goods
The
flowers and table decor
cost
her an arm and a leg, so you better
believe she wants someone taking them home after the reception. After the bride
and groom have left to, ya know, scurry around and gather up the valuables. After
the honeymoon she won’t care to hear your excuses that you were too drunk and
went to TBell…. She wants those damn
decorations
.
I’m sure we’ve all been guilty of at least one of these before… so just do your best and enjoy this special time for your friend!

xx

Abby
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