Bridesmaid 101

Tomorrow I will be a bridesmaid in a wedding. One of my best friends Trisha is going to be married! I am very honored that she asked me to be a bridesmaid, it is the first time I have been one! Seeing the actions of a couple others, who were asked to be bridesmaids, I have realized that there are some people out there who desperately need advice on how to be a good bridesmaid. I have narrowed it down to 5 main things to remember.

1) Compliment the bride constantly. We all have our insecurities and on her wedding day and during the planning, the bride should not be focusing on them.

2) When you agree to be in wedding, be aware that you are also committing to buy your dress and other necessities. My bride choose a dress that was definitely cheaper than I thought it would be, but two bridesmaids did nothing but complain about the cost.

3) Be supportive. The bride is making a lot of decisions about what she wants HER wedding to be like, do not insult her decisions.

4) When the bride takes you to try on the dresses she has narrowed down to for the bridesmaids, pick the one you like the best and endorse it. Do not tell her you hate them all and then start trying on other dresses. Remember it is her wedding not yours.

5) Do everything you can to make this easier for the bride. This is a stressful process making all the decisions, dealing with complainers, and getting everything done for the big day.

What are your wedding experiences?



  1. Great post! Good tips.
    Congrats to your friend and have a blast!

  2. Those are some amazing tips :) I got to be a bridesmaid to my bestie last July and I was pretty sad I didn't get to help her decide on things (there was 8 of us!) because we live far apart. Yet I am grateful she still want me in her wedding :) I hope you have a good time at your friend's wedding!!



  3. I've never been a bridesmaid so I think you did a great job outlining your top 5 tips! I hope we'll get to see pictures!

  4. i've been a bridesmaid twice...for the same person. eep.

  5. I've never been a part of a wedding party before... those are some great tips! Have fun at the wedding! :)

  6. Congrats to your friend! Not counting my own, I haven't had any wedding experience. I'm helping my bestie plan hers now so your tips will definitely come in handy! Have fun tomorrow =D

  7. these are really great tips! Congratulations to your friend! I've never been a bridesmaid, actually-- most of my bffs are still unmarried!

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  8. I've been a bridesmaid over 10 times and I agree with all your tips! Have a wonderful time this weekend. It is so special to be standing next to your bestie on her big day. :)

  9. Oh I've been a bridesmaid many times and I so agree with you! Have a wonderful time this weekend, sweetie. And congrats to your friend! :) xoxo

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  11. Yay for bridesmaid love! That is so exciting. I'm sure that you will look gorgeous. I have never been a bridesmaid. I suck.

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  12. All great tips! Congratulations to your friend! Your friend is lucky to have you as her bridesmaid because you are so thoughtful and considerate!

    Have fun at the wedding tomorrow!


  13. this post is so fresh and cool! I've never being bridesmaid but I will keep all that in my mental box for later = )

    kisses from La Mode En Rose = )

  14. never been a bridesmaid... i'm fine with it because it's a huge responsibility... i guess i'm missing tat gene.... ha! have a great weekend!

  15. I've never been a bridesmaid. I've never even to a wedding that I can at least remember. But I would love to be a bridesmaid someday. It would be really fun. Thanks for tips. I shall remember this for future references.



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