Tips from a Bridesmaid
Jun 25th, 2012
You know when you are the ultimate party-goer when you have been to 22 weddings in the past 5 years, have 10 weddings in just 2012 alone, and are a bridesmaid in 3 out of four weddings, just this summer!
Meet Colleen. The description above is her life….and we consider her to be the ultimate wedding guest. Because of her wedding expertise, we asked Colleen for her tips for being the best bridesmaid.
Colleen’s best bridesmaid tips:
- Have patience.
- Pick up extra work shifts, any extra money helps!
- If you are in multiple weddings, plan your events well in advanced so they don’t overlap.
- Not every wedding party is going to be the same, everyone has different personalities, so just be patient with the other girls, and remember it is all about the Bride.
- On the big day make sure YOU are ready first, that way you can help out where ever needed.
- Make sure tissues are within reach for the MOB and MOG, and other bridesmaids of course.
- Help the bride for anything she needs, going to the bathroom, fixing hair, needing flip flops.
- Bustling a dress can be tricky, make sure you figure it before the day of the wedding.
- A bridal shower is a lot of work, both planning and participating. Be organized- everyone should have a job: writer to keep track of the gifts, someone to prep gifts and envelopes, someone for the ribbon bouquet.
- Must be willing to not sleep on the weekends, you will be attending many events, bachelorettes, showers, Jack & Jill, get your rest when you can!
- Be willing to help out with invitations, assembling, addressing, numbering, stamping, gluing.
One of her most favorite idea for a bridal shower is when sending out the invite, include an 8 x 11 piece of cardstock, do not fold, just get big envelopes (can be purchased at Targe,t for example). In the invite add a note to guests to please create a scrapbook page and bring it with them to the shower. Once all collected, these will build a scrapbook and will highlight all different points in the couple’s life.
Colleen’s directions to making the perfect ribbon bouquet:
- Using two paper plates, make a hole in the middle and then a square around that with 4 other slits
- Attach small ribbons, connecting the 4 slits and making a square, so there is more area to attach all the other pieces of ribbon on.
- For the handle take the last ribbon that and wrap it around the collected pieces on the back of the paper plates.
Thanks Colleen- happy wedding attending!