Bridesmaids’ Guide – How To Be The Best Best Friend
If you’ve been browsing our website, you might have seen a little announcement that we are now the UK’s very first stockist of Jenny Yoo’s stunning bridesmaid dresses. We can’t tell you how excited we are to be bringing this label to the UK and if you’ve spent any time swooning over bridesmaid gowns on Pinterest, I’ve no doubt that you’ll have already seen Jenny’s designs on blogs such as Style Me Pretty, Bridal Musings, Green Wedding Shoes and many more. If you want to be among the first to try these dresses, do get in touch to book an appointment. So, today seems like the perfect time to dedicate a feature to bridesmaids and give you a little guide on how to be the best best friend ever.
A little bit of excitement goes a long way and planning a wedding is certainly a rip-roaring ride! No bridesmaid can be as excited as the bride herself, especially when it comes to all those tiny details, but you can certainly be there to share your friend’s joy. You might feel that your friend has lost her mind a little when she’s stressing over seating plans and canapé choices but be interested in as much as possible, let her talk when she needs to and be happy with her when everything is going well. She’s asked you to be her bridesmaid because she needs you not because she wants to punish you and you’ll get to share stuff with her in the run up to the day that no-one else will. That’s pretty exciting.
Now I’m not saying that because you’re the bridesmaid, you need put your life on hold and dedicate all your spare time to Project Wedding but as fun as being a maid can be, it is a job title that comes with a little responsibility. Be there for your gal-pal – whether it’s being the ultimate shopping partner, listening to worries, taking her out for an evening when she needs to STEP AWAY FROM THE WEDDING PLANS or sitting up with her on the night before the wedding when she just can’t sleep. Being there for someone who needs you is absolutely the best thing that any friend can do and that’s multiplied by any number you like in the build up to a wedding.
It is, as we all know, the little things that mean a lot. So, flex those thoughtful muscles and see what you can do to make your girl time all the more memorable. How about putting together a playlist for the wedding morning or making an album full of photos of you both to give to your friend on the day of her wedding? Are there any jobs that you can take off her hands in the run up to the wedding so she can relax a little? It might be something simple like collecting someone from the station or delivering props to the venue but you can be sure that by helping out and having everything under control, your friend will relax and love you that little bit more for being so wonderful.
Remember that this is your friend’s big day – her choices might not be yours and her ideas might not totally float your boat but give her your wholehearted support. Organise her a hen party that’s everything she’d like it to be, be there for her on the day from the moment she wakes up until she and her new husband leave the party, make sure she’s got drinks and nibbles whilst she’s having her photo taken and carry the all-important emergency kit so you’ve got everything on hand she might need. Keep in mind that whilst she might be ‘the bride’ to everyone else, she’s also ‘best friend’ to you.
If there’s one mantra that will see you through the whole bridesmaid journey, it’s that you’re #TeamBride – there will be ups, there might be downs, there could be some tricky moments in there with all of the great times but remember that you’re sharing this amazing experience with your best friend and being her bridesmaid is a huge and once-in-a-lifetime honour.
I’d love to hear your bridesmaid stories and, if you’re coming to the boutique to try on a Jenny Yoo dress (eek!), be prepared to tell me everything!