Your best friend, an old school friend, a sister or a cousin; bridesmaids will be playing a very important role in your big day and you will, of course, want to get the very best you can from those important ladies in your life that will stand beside you as you say your vows.
Every bride needs her bridesmaids for various different things — support, an honest opinion, great memories and organisation to name but a few. We don’t doubt that your wedding ‘to do’ list is about a mile long, so choosing those bridesmaids with excellent organisational skills will help you to work out the areas where you have a few frustrations, a bridesmaid with a slightly crazier streak could help you to come up with a totally unique idea for your hen party. Only you know your friends best so it is wise to choose bridesmaids that will add a little spice to your wedding.
Don’t forget that your bridesmaids will be there to stand by you through all the tears, so don’t hesitate to ask them to help you with even the smallest of jobs. It doesn’t matter if you have just one bridesmaid or you have 10, they all want to be a part of your day and will undoubtedly be happy to have been invited to be part of your wedding plans.
Top Tips from hitched.ie:
- There are no solid rules on how many bridesmaids a wedding should have so don’t panic if you really only want to ask just one friend to do the honours.
- Don’t forget to give your bridesmaids a gift. Include this in your budget as you will want to thank them during the speeches for all the effort they have put in.
- If you are unsure about who to ask regarding readings during the ceremony, bridesmaids are usually a good option.