If you thought choosing your wedding dress was the hardest part of your wedding plans, think again. Selecting bridesmaids is even harder, along with bridesmaids gifts, their outfits, and allocating tasks. If you’re fresh from saying ‘yes’ to a proposal and are thinking about who you will make your bridesmaids, here are a few tips that may help.
Don’t Rush the Process
In the excitement of the moment, it can be easy to call up all your girlfriends and break the news of your engagement by way of a bridesmaid position offer. However, you may be opening the doors for a whole world of regret. Every bride will have at least one regret about how their wedding played out, but you don’t want yours to be who you chose to stand beside you at the altar.
Therefore, put some time into thinking about who you will choose as your bridesmaids, and how many you will have. The size of your wedding party can also often depend on how many guests you intend on inviting.
Think of the Friends Who Are Up to the Task
It seems only natural that you’ll want your best friend to be your Maid of Honour, but is she really up to the task? While she might be more than happy to accept the position, it’s worth sitting down and having a discussion with her over her commitments – and with the other potential bridesmaids too. Find out if they want to be the bridesmaid, or whether they feel obliged to be.