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TIPS FOR YOUR BRIDAL SQUAD.


Here’s the lowdown on what makes the perfect bride squad. So if you’re soon to be a bridesmaid, this blog is totally for you!

NO.1

OFFER YOUR SERVICES

Ladies, the ultimate key to being the best bride squad is to give it your all! It’s an honour to be asked to be one of your bride’s leading ladies so take the privilege and run with it. Offer your services to help in anyway you can (without overstepping the mark, obviously). From dress fittings, to making up favours, you’ll earn yourself the title of best bridesmaid if you meet the bride’s every wish.


NO. 2

THROW THE PERFECT HEN DO

Probably one of the most exciting parts of being a bridesmaid is getting to help plan that all important hen do. If there are a few bridesmaids, make sure everyone is on the same page. Remember, this is ALL about the bride so make sure you plan something she’ll love. A hen do is a celebration of the bride and a way for her to blow off some steam during a hectic time of wedding planning. When it comes to her hen, knowing your audience is key. A few embarrassing photos and stories is more than enough for most people, so don’t hire a stripper for a shy bride who’ll hate it. Think about the best night out the bride has ever had and recreate something similar for mega brownie points.


NO. 3

CREATE A CALM SETTING

There’s nothing better than arriving at a bride’s house and seeing a calm scene ahead. With limited time to prepare for a BIG day, stress is the last thing a bride wants. Help her create a schedule for hair and makeup and distribute this to the others so everyone knows what’s happening and when. Bring a bottle of champagne, prepare a wedding morning playlist of the bride’s favourite songs and earn yourself the title of best bride squad ever!


NO. 4

PREPARE AN EMERGENCY KIT

It’s easy for things to go wrong, and while no one wants that on their wedding day, being prepared will minimise any drama. Putting together an emergency bridal kit which foresees every eventuality is the perfect way to offer a solution to every scenario. Items such as plasters, needle and thread, safety pins, scissors, hair clips, deodorant, hairspray and tissues can help solve so many dilemmas.


NO. 5

BE AT HER BECK AND CALL

As a member of the bride squad, make sure you’re available on the day. Collect cards from guests, answer questions and meet with vendors to ensure it’s a smooth running show.



NO.6

BE PHOTO READY

Bridesmaid duties mean making sure that the bride is always photo ready! This includes checking that her make up is perfect and her dress is as it should be (as well as your own).


NO. 7

DON’T MOAN

And the final, and golden rule, is don’t moan. Remember, this is her day. It’s all about her and complaining about one thing or another isn’t going to get anywhere so keep your opinions firmly to yourself, smile and sashay down that aisle.



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