You just said yes. Your phone starts buzzing with a mixture of congratulatory messages and people trying to find out about who your bridesmaids are. Knowing this is one of the best days of your life, you would want your best girls and the right set of people by your side to support you.
Here's everything you need to know when choosing your bridesmaids.
It's very common for others to assume who they think would be on your bridal party and usually some expectations come from your family that your sisters or groom's sisters or even your cousins might be a bridesmaid. This can leave so many brides unsure of what to do.
Some questions to ask yourself before making your choices:
- Who will make you the happiest and give you less stress?
- Who will get along best with the bridal group?
- Who will put up with you in bridezilla mode (if you end up being one)?
- Who will help you plan your bachelorette party down to the details you would like?
Your bridal party are literally your backbone not just through the wedding planning process but in your everyday life.
Estolade Tip: Don't be sentimental when choosing your bridesmaids. Just because they asked you or you've known them a long shouldn't make you feel obliged to ask them. It's a very personal decision and you need to choose who is right for the job.
Identify their individual strengths and allocate tasks based on this to ensure peace of mind and less worry. It's very important to take into consideration your friend's capabilities in a financial, mental, physical, spiritual and emotional capacity so you know how well they can support you and what role you want them to play.
Estolade Tip:You may have friends that can't commit for whatever reason, that's fine they can still be a part of your day just assign them a few wedding prep activities so they don't feel left out.
Look out for the following qualities when making your choice:
Responsible- You need people that you can rely on