The Only 5 Rules You Need to Give Your Bridesmaids

Bridesmaids, Planning Tips

Being a bridesmaid can be an equal mix of work and play! While your bridesmaids are eager to be there for you in any way that they can, they often don't know how to or even what you need the most help with. Stop them from guessing what they will need to do and when or even what they should do to keep you happy with this list of 5 key rules to give your bridesmaids before your wedding adventure kicks off!

1. Be on Time
That old saying about how being on time is late and being early is being on time definitely applies during the wedding adventure. Ask your bridesmaids to try to arrive to events like your bridal shower or rehearsal dinner a little bit early, so that they can help out with any set-up tasks or just be there for you in case you need a last-minute vent session before the event begins.

2. Say Yes to the Dress
While it's always a good idea to get your bridesmaids' opinion on the dress you pick out for them, once it's ordered and on it's way, ask that they support whatever the style is and not spread around any negative energy about the dress. That way, the other bridesmaids won't start to feel self-conscious or uncomfortable in their dress.

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3. Help Get the Party Started
Ask them to try to keep the dance floor occupied as much as possible — whether that means encouraging other guests to get out there and bust a move.

4. Set a Good Example
That means they may have to limit their alcohol intake to a two drink minimum and make sure their cell phones are put away in their purse during the key wedding moments.

5. Have the Time of Your Life
Make sure they know that the key to having a good time as a bridesmaid is just having fun. Let them know you want them to enjoy the party and use this experience as an excuse to have one of the best night's ever!

Jen Glantz is a "Professional Bridesmaid" and the founder of Bridesmaid for Hire. She's the author of All My Friends Are Engaged and frequently wears old bridesmaid dresses to the grocery store and on first dates.

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