10 tasks for your bridesmaids
01 Oct 2019
Offload some of your wedding tasks on to your bridesmaids who will be more than happy to help
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As well as providing emotional support in the run up to and on the wedding day, your bridesmaids can lend a helping hand in many other ways. Take a look at these 10 tasks which will give your girls some responsibility and ease the pressure on you and your partner before the big day.
1. Hen party
One of the most important roles of your bride tribe is to organise an unforgettable hen party for you. You can have as much or as little input as you want, but leave things like the schedule of events, payments and transportation to your leading ladies.
2. Appointments and trials
When it comes to finding the perfect bridesmaids' dresses or trialling hair and make-up, it can be overwhelming for the bride to find a date suitable for everyone. Leave the date finding to your bridesmaids and you can slot in at a time to suit them.
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3. DIY wedding projects
Your most trusted ladies will be more than willing to help you out with DIY wedding projects. From writing out place cards to crafting decorative displays, you can rest assured your squad will be by your side from noon to night to get the job done. Take a look at these DIY wedding projects on Youtube.
4. Order of events
While you and your partner will have drawn up an order of events for your wedding day, why not ask your bridesmaids to do the same for the wedding morning? This will give you all a clear idea of when hair and make-up should begin and end, and what time you should be ready for.
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5. Wedding morning playlist
Lift spirits and calm nerves with a soundtrack for your wedding morning. Ask your bridesmaids to compile a playlist of upbeat songs - from Beyoncé's Single Ladies to Marry You by Bruno Mars. With a few glasses of champagne to fuel the fire, you'll be singing into a hairbrush in no time at all.
6. Bridal emergency kit
Every bride should have emergency supplies on hand throughout the day, so task one of your bridesmaids to be the keeper of the kit. See what you should pack in your wedding day emergency kit and get prepared early on.
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7. Photo list
A photo list should be shared with your wedding photographer prior to the big day, but just incase he/she needs reminding a hard copy version or one saved to your phone will ensure no photo set-up goes forgotten. While this can be left to the best man and ushers, it is also advisable to have a copy within the bridal party too.
The bridesmaids should also be the ones to liaise with those suppliers who will be with the bridal party on the wedding morning, including the photographer, videographer and florist.
8. Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue
If you're opting for this wedding tradition, speak with your bridesmaids about arranging the four components so that they are ready on the morning of your wedding.
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9. Drinks and breakfast
If you're getting ready at your wedding venue, the venue team will usually arrange for drinks and breakfast but a bridesmaid should confirm this on arrival. If you're getting ready at home or another location and are responsible for providing food and drink yourself, ask a bridesmaid in advance to prepare this on the day.
10. Guest book
Once the ceremony is done, there is not much left for the bridesmaids to do but be on hand to hold the bouquet or fan out the dress or train for photos. However, if you have a guest book, it may be useful for one or two of the bridesmaids to take the book to all the guests to sign it. That way you can ensure noone gets missed and you'll have lots of lovely messages from the day to look back on.