In many cases when a friend or relative is getting married, girls are afraid that they are going to be asked to be bridesmaids. What is there to be afraid of? It is true that you will have some duties, but there are also some perks and you should find a way to enjoy the whole thing because it is a new experience.
In order to make sure that you will enjoy it, you shouldn’t think about all the drawbacks, like time and money, but think about the bride who is making one of the most important decisions of her life, and also think about the fact that she wants you to be a part of it. So you should get into the celebration spirit for both of your sakes.
When shopping for the dress, have some fun too. Try on the dresses that you like and that the bride likes, but also avoid those that are really ugly or that are clearly of the wrong size.
Try to enjoy shopping, and naturally you shouldn’t forget to take some photos as well.
It could also be fun to get involved in the planning of the bachelorette party. You could go to a club, a concert, a major sports event or simply organize a sleepover party.
It doesn’t really matter what you do while you enjoy it and it is important because you will remember it for the rest of your life.
You shouldn’t forget your camera at home and prepare some goodie bags for the participants to make them remember of the event.
Enjoy being a bridesmaid, which means that you won’t have to try to look excited after you have opened the sixth set of dishes and you won’t have paper cuts made by the wrapping paper. You also don’t have to think about where to store all the items that you have received until the end of the wedding.
You get to relax, enjoy the food and the drink, and you also get to flirt with the caterers, in case they are really cute.
At the wedding you actually get the chance to have some fun, dance, eat and drink since you don’t have to go around and greet all the relatives that most probably you will never see again. Just remember that you don’t have to take advantage of the bar, because you don’t want to become the drunk bridesmaid that people will be talking about for years.
As you can see there is a balance between the duties and the perks when it comes to being a bridesmaid. You get to help a friend or a relative, try to make her feel good about the wedding and about herself and also try to make things fun and easy for her, while you have your share of fun.
Don’t consider this a burden or an obligation, because if you have the right mindset for it, it might become a truly unique and wonderful experience that you will remember for the rest of your life.