As a bride, your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. You’ve planned everything down to the last detail and your bridesmaids are a huge part of making your big day go smoothly! However, it’s important to remember that your bridesmaids are people too, and they also have their own expectations and feelings about the day! Afterall, these are your besties and ultimate hype girls, so it’s important to take care of them!
Here are four common expectations that bridesmaids may have on the wedding day that you should keep in mind:
1. Clear Communication
Bridesmaids need clear communication from you about what is expected of them on your wedding day. This can include everything from what time they need to be ready, what they should wear, and what their responsibilities are throughout the day. Be sure to keep them in the loop by sending them your wedding timeline at least a week before your wedding day and giving them a list of expectations for the day!
2. Create a Supportive Atmosphere
Bridesmaids expect the atmosphere to be supportive and positive. They want to feel like they are an important part of the wedding day and that their presence is appreciated! Your girls are going to be doing everything they can to make sure your day is perfect, so give them some love in return! Your bridesmaids want to feel appreciated for their efforts and the time they have put into the wedding planning process. This can include everything from a simple thank you note to a small gift!
3. Help Getting Ready
If you have a specific look for your bridesmaids that you are envisioning, be sure to provide them with everything they need to get ready for the wedding day. This can include everything from hair and makeup to a comfortable place to get dressed. You can send them your inspiration board so they know what you’re expecting or hire someone to do their hair and makeup if you are able to!
4. Reasonable expenses
Keep in mind the expenses associated with being a bridesmaid. Your girls want to celebrate you and be a support, so ensure that if there are any expenses associated with your wedding, that you keep them reasonable or offer to pay if possible! This includes everything from the cost of the dress to the cost of travel and accommodations.
In summary, bridesmaids have a lot of expectations for the wedding day. As the bride, it’s important to communicate clearly with your bridesmaids, provide them with everything they need to get ready, and make sure that they feel appreciated for their efforts. By doing so, you can help make your wedding day a truly memorable occasion for everyone involved!
Emily Quigley is a wedding and engagement photographer in Northwest Arkansas. She’s been featured in Glamor and Grace, Aisle Society and several other online websites. Click here to get your booking today!
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