Planning a wedding is a daunting task, that’s why you need the right people on your side. Choosing the right bridesmaids can make or break a wedding experience. So, it’s up to you to decide what you need and who can help you make your needs a reality. We’re not saying to take advantage of a close friend by consuming all of their time, but if they’re willing to help, you need to know that you can count on them. We’ve created this do’s and don’ts list with that thought in mind. Are you ready to start planning your wedding? Let’s get the bridal party sorted first.
Do Choose Friends That Are 100% Supportive
You’re going to be excited after saying “yes” to that proposal. Who wouldn’t be? However, you shouldn’t ask any of your friends to be bridesmaids quite yet. You need to let the emotions simmer down while you think over the type of wedding that you want. The type of wedding you choose will determine who can come and who can handle the responsibilities involved. Think of their busy lives first, and then ask them when you have given it some thought.
Do Be Honest About What You Need From Them
Were you their maid of honor during your friend’s wedding? Be appreciative and happy that you were, but that doesn’t mean that you have to make the same choice. You may be closer with someone else or may want a small wedding that doesn’t even involve them attending. Be nice when you break the news, but don’t feel bad for choosing someone else. It’s your wedding, so do it your way.
Do Consider Their Weaknesses
Quality is better than quantity. Keep this in mind when choosing bridesmaids. If you’re having a small wedding, then one person may do the trick. If you’re having a large wedding, you can take care of a lot of it yourself. When you have multiple bridesmaids, you have many opinions to listen to (not all bridesmaids realize that it’s your special day). With this in mind, be picky about your choices and how many you make.