7 Things Your Bridesmaids Should Know Before The Wedding
September 22, 2017
September 22, 2017
Planning your wedding doesn't have to just be your own responsibility. That's what bridesmaids are for, of course! While your bride squad certainly has your back, there are definitely things they need to know ahead of time. Keep on reading to find out the seven things your bridesmaids should know before your wedding.
How Much Hair & Makeup Costs
Your bridesmaids need to know the costs of their beauty pampering ahead of time. If you're not going to a salon, that means a professional is probaby stopping by your house or hotel room to get you all wedding day ready. Make sure that your bridesmaids know whether they need to pay in cash, and of the total cost of the services.
How To Deliver The Groom's Gift
It will be relatively simple for your maid of honor or a bridesmaid to deliver the groom's gift if he is getting ready at the same location. Tell whoever is delivering the gift where she can find it and when she should bring it over. There may need to be a bit more planning for this if the groom isn't getting ready at the same home or hotel.
The Bridal Party Photo Location
It's a really smart idea to send out an itinerary to your bridesmaids a week or so before the wedding. That way, they know exactly what to expect on your big day. Let your bridal party know of the photo location so that everyone knows where to meet up, and at what time. This is especially helpful for them to know ahead of time if your bridesmaids are all arriving there separately too.
Give your bridesmaids a list of important phone numbers they should have ready to go. It's smart to give them the phone numbers to your vendors and closest family members in case someone needs to be contacted in a hurry. After all, the bride shouldn't have to worry about these things! That's why they have help!
How To Bustle Your Dress
It's easy to forget about the process of bustling your dress. However, some dresses are more complicated to bustle than others. Invite your maid of honor and bridesmaids to one of your final dress fittings so that they can learn how to bustle your dress. After all, practice makes perfect.
Whether They Need To Make A Speech
Traditionally, it's the maid of honor's duty to make a heartfelt speech or toast at the wedding. However, not all brides follow this tradition-- or they may want to switch it up a bit. Let your bridesmaids know if they are expected to make a speech at your reception so that you can ensure they are prepared and ready to go when it's time.
Even after a busy wedding day, many newlyweds want to continue the party after the reception is over. Plus, many receptions are typically over by midnight anyways. Talk with your bridal party about bar or club options that you can go to for a fun gathering. Your bridesmaids can also make sure that the word gets out to all of your guests too!
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