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Being a Supportive Bridesmaid

Being a bridesmaid is more than just the gown and attending the couple’s big day. It requires more than that if you want to be a great and reliable friend. So, how does one person become one? By caring for the bride so that she will feel that you prioritize her special day. Here are some concrete ways to show that you care.

Be an unofficial member of the wedding coordinator’s team

No, you don’t need to become a bridesmaid and wedding coordinator at the same time. You can simply be there to assist or support in case they require help. By being aware of the details of the wedding, you can help prevent things that might not go according to plan. 


Assist in the pre-wedding planning

Be there to support the bride from the very start since planning a wedding can be a daunting task. It can get pretty difficult to enjoy being an engaged couple if one is already stressing out. Just make sure that you’re just a call away if they need your help, or you can proactively suggest taking care of the things you can already do. You can unload some tasks from the bride’s shoulder by doing that, which she will immensely appreciate. 


Throw the best bridal shower

Surprise your bestie with the best bridal shower ever! You can initiate a plan and involve all the ladies that hold an essential part in her life for a memorable day together. It is a great way to make her feel loved and, at the same time, an amazing way to give her some time away from all the pressures of planning a wedding. 


Show enthusiasm

It’s not that hard to show that you’re happy when your bestie is about to get married. But if you need some reminding, make sure to show enthusiasm when talking about her wedding. It will give her the energy that she needs to keep going with all the wedding preparation. As a bridesmaid, you can lift her spirit by becoming jolly whenever she gets stressed when an unprecedented event related to her wedding happens.


Communicate from a place of love

Does this wedding dress look too tight on me? It’s hard to answer a question if you knew it would hurt their feelings. It gets even harder if it is someone that you care about and happens to be a bride who can be very sensitive at the moment. Remember, honesty can never be brutal as long as you communicate it from a place of love. Reassure the bride that your opinion is just your opinion and that you’re just saying it because you care for her. She will be grateful to you for being honest with her. 

Now you have a clearer view of what it takes to be a member of the bridal squad; we hope this will help you become the great and supportive friend that every bride needs. You can learn more about being an awesome bridesmaid and what can you expect by reading my book.

Edel Alon
Edel Alon
Edel-Ryan Alon is a starving musician, failed artist, connoisseur of fine foods, aspiring entrepreneur, husband, father of two, geek by day, cook by night, and an all around great guy.


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