When preparing your big day you have to ask yourself who is going to be my bridesmaids and how to ask them to accept this role and the responsibilities that go with it. Here you will learn what the bridesmaids’ role is, how to choose your maids of honor, and how to ask them to be part of your wedding.
What the bridesmaids’ role is:
The maids of honor have three main roles we will say. They have to help with the wedding preparation and make sure that the bride can rely on them, organize the bachelorette party or trip and help the day of in case of issues and make sure that the bride’s makeup is always on point for example. It is important for the bride to know that she is not alone with the organization; she can have someone to help here choose here dress, the table napkins or whatever.
How to choose your bridesmaids:
Choosing your bridesmaids can be either the easiest thing to choose or the hardest. It can be hard for people that have several sisters and friends too. We will start by saying that you are not forced to do anything, if you don’t want to take one of your siblings as a bridesmaid because you know that they are not capable of assuming that responsibility or don’t have time.
You have to choose people that you completely trust, you know you can delegate some things and you love, naturally. We will recommend not having more than 8 bridesmaids (6 is perfect for us). It can be really difficult to manage everything such as the dresses if you choose to have the same color dress or the same fabric or the coordination during the bachelorette party.
How to ask your bridesmaids:
You can ask your bridesmaids really casually by telling them on the phone or whatever but you can also help them feeling special and important by asking them with a gift box or during a day out together. If you choose to give them a gift, you can fill a box with thoughtful attentions.
You can fill the box with a cute pajama set, a sleep mask personalized with their names (you can do it on Etsy) everything perfect for a slumber party or the bachelorette trip. You can also if you want, buy a candle, a necklace with their initials, a bottle of champagne and the best part, a Polaroid picture of you two saying “ I can’t say “I do” if you are not my maid of honor”.
I think that can be such a cute way of asking your friends and family to be your bridesmaids and also thanking them on advance to help you with all the wedding related details.