There are many big decisions that a bride must make before the big day — and one of these is who to have in her bridal party. You need to pick the right types of bridesmaids that can throw a great party and support you emotionally through the stresses of planning.
A 2016 survey conducted by Hitched revealed that brides have on average 3 bridesmaids by their side on the big day. But what are the different types of bridesmaids and what makes them so great?
You need this bridesmaid by your side to make sure that everything goes to plan. Especially when the average wedding has 75 daytime and 101 evening attendees — you need help to keep everyone where they’re supposed to be. That’s where this bridesmaid comes in to help.
This girl loves organisation and has been planning this special day before your engagement! This bridesmaid will be the first to make sure everyone is the right place for photos and gathering guests around the dancefloor for your first dance. Once the wedding day is over, you’ll wonder how you could’ve done it without her!
In case your mother’s crying wasn’t enough — your best friend will be shedding tears all day too! Just make sure that she’s wiped her tears for the photographs.
From the minute she saw your engagement ring, the tears started to flow. This bridesmaid is the one to consult when you’re trying to write your wedding vows – she’ll know all the right words to say. She’s definitely a valued member of your bridal party — just don’t spend too much on her makeup…
The big part of organizing the hen do is to make all the girls in the bridal party get along — and this bridesmaid knows just how to bring everyone together!
She’ll make the big day more entertaining too. You should let your comedienne bridesmaid make a speech on your big day (or at least let her help write it) – she’s got the funniest memories to share and has a way with words that is guaranteed to make your guests giggle.
You need at least one expert bridesmaid. This girl has accompanied a bride at many weddings. This bridesmaid can spot the warning signs of a wedding faux pas before they occur – perhaps someone at the party is getting too tipsy or she knows that two guests don’t get along and shouldn’t be placed together in the table plan…
She knows the structure of the wedding day better than anyone. She knows the local suppliers that you should get in touch with, and the ones to avoid – an ideal friend to have around pre-wedding!
This girl has seen more weddings than you can imagine (on social media). She will genuinely be your best bet when trying to find a florist for the big day as has already followed all the pages on Facebook. She’s set up a hashtag of your surnames after the engagement party and has been using it when adding photos of your wedding planning progress ever since – a perfect memory bank for you to look back on.
She’s tech savvy too and will design a customised Snapchat Geofilter for all to use. You should warn her first if you’re wanting a private affair though because she’ll have your first dance on a live stream and will have Instagrammed your wedding rings before they’re even on your finger…
This guide was brought to you by The Waterfront Hotel, a wedding venue in Bedfordshire.