Monday, December 16, 2013

Bridesmaids....not your minions

Not your minions….

Public service announcement to all brides….your bridesmaid’s have a life!  Before you so graciously asked these kind women to stand before your friends and family to confirm your marriage, they were busy being students, Moms, sisters, employees, well, you get the point.  So while certain duties are expected of a bridesmaid, they did not sign up for servant responsibilities over the course of your wedding planning.

We’ve all heard the horror stories, required weight loss, demanding emails, expensive gowns….on and on and on.  One bride took these expectations to a new level in this must read article, while comical, I am confident she meant business; remember these women are your friends, not your minions!

Want to be the best bride ever?  Follow these simple rules!

1.      You choose the color….let them choose the style! Some of our favorites for this.  J Crew and Two Birds

2.      Offer to pay for hair and makeup on the big day! 

3.      Be clear and kind about their responsibilities and expectations!

4.      Limit your DIY needs!  One or two items are fine, but every aspect of the wedding will quickly cause bridesmaid burnout.

5.      Be respectful of time; remember they are still living their life!

6.     Be thankful, saying thank you along the way will show how grateful you are for their friendship and dedication to your big day!


Remember long after your wedding day, these women will be your friends and sometimes family!  Treat them with kindness and respect and they will help you create the wedding of your dreams!



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