Being a bridesmaid is not an easy task, mainly when it’s your first time. You see yourself spending a lot of time and money to make sure that the wedding goes as successful and exquisite as planned.
Your main focus is how to satisfy the bride and make her feel great and confident on her big day. This task alone is enough to spend lot of time and effort.
As a bridesmaid, there are common mistakes that you are bound to make, which may make the whole work look stressful and tedious.
Here are lists of common bridesmaids’ mistakes to avoid,
- Accepting to be a Bridesmaids Without Proper Consideration
Being asked to be a bridesmaids doesn’t entail accepting. Your acceptance should be based on what the person really mean to you, the availability of time and free space for you and your financial strength. You should also do it because you want to do it.
- Not Listening to the Bride
The bride is the owner of her events and her opinions and decisions matters at all times. If she says that she wants a simple bachelorette party, don’t plan a big and noisy party when you know that she doesn’t want it.
- Turning Your Role Into a Full Time Job
Being chosen as a bridesmaid can make you very excited and overwhelmed that you can start working towards satisfying the bride at all times and being there for the bride every period of the day.
When you find your life filled with lots of wedding tasks, you’ll realize that a balance must be set between your bridesmaid’s duties and your personal life.
- Begging For a Plus One
You may be the only single in the bridal party and you want to consider asking the bride if you can bring your plus one along to the wedding.
Know that there might be strict rules on the inclusions of plus ones to the wedding and bringing a plus one translates to the bride catering for an extra guest. So if you don’t have someone serious to bring along to the wedding and you know you wouldn’t get the free time to spend with the person, you can forgo the plus one and enjoy being a bridesmaid alone.
- Spending Too Much Money
Being a bridesmaid can be expensive but it’s ideal to set limits to what you’ll be spending.
You and the wedding party should set budget expectations to avoid spending much.
- Pestering The Bride With Lots of Questions
Asking the bride too many questions may stress her out because she already have lots of things on her mind and lots of planning to make for her special day.
You can save your questions for a member of the bridal party or the maid of honor. The bride has a lot on her head, so give her a break!
- Forgetting to Bring a Gift
Yeah, being a bridesmaid is really expensive, so don’t think that you have to get an expensive gift for the newlyweds.
A simple and worthy gift is okay. The bride already knows the efforts you have pulled for her wedding.
Maryam is a poet, blogger, graphics artist, and love coach. She mentors other ladies on finding the right life partner and communicating effectively in their relationships. She’s passionate about helping couples to plan & organize romantic weddings.
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