What bridesmaids need more than anything is to support their bride. This post will help you to do that!
By the end of this post, you will feel better about being ready to be a bridesmaid, and your bride will feel better supported as well.
The challenge with the wedding day is that anything can happen and you just want to be as prepared as possible to be prepared for yourself and also your bride’s backup whenever possible.
The Day Before
The Morning of the Wedding
What to keep at all times
What to keep stored nearby
At the End of the Day
The bridesmaid has long been the first line of defense when it comes to backing up the bride at her wedding. This comes with significant responsibility not only because you want to be prepared yourself but also because you want to be there for any and all challenges the day will bring.
With a little preparation, you will be sure not to miss a beat.
Once you set out on your wedding day there is no turning back. You may not have the chance to go back to your hotel room until the day is completely over. That’s why your emergency bag is critically important. You will want to have a plan just in case you are the go-to to prevent catastrophe.
The good news is that you can prepare for the wedding day and not have to worry about going home, going to your hotel room, or even going to your car if you have the right items nearby.
What Bridesmaids Need the Day Before
The day before the wedding you should already have your bag packed as a bridesmaid. One thing you will want to do is coordinate with other bridesmaids on what to bring. Part of the reason for this is you want to see who has what areas covered. If someone is better at fixing small parts of the wedding dress on the fly let them take care of any materials needed for that task.
Your advantage as a bridesmaid is strength in numbers. You could have from 3-7 people that can all bring something different but necessary for the day. That being said there are a few things that every bridesmaid should bring.
Coordinate with the other bridesmaids just to be sure everyone is on the same page. One of the best tools for this is our very own app, Wedistry for Wedding Parties on the App Store. You can use this app to keep track of your wedding party.
Before wedding day use this app to connect with everyone so that you can stay up to date on the times and locations for all of the wedding events.
What Bridesmaids Need the Morning of the Wedding
On the day of the wedding be sure you are familiar with how to get to all of the wedding locations. This is because you never know how transportation will take place in a new area that few or none of the participants have visited before. Imagine a destination wedding trying to get everyone to the right place.
Take a tour in the morning if possible. Walk the area and make sure you have the grounds mastered so that you can not only know your way around but also give directions to the wedding party and guests.
On the day of the wedding, you will also want to make sure all of your attire is ready to go from photos to the ceremony and reception and if anything takes place after the reception. Wedding days are whirlwinds and you will not want to prepare your clothing before each event.
What Bridesmaids Need to Keep At All Times
You knew this one already. Keep your cell phone on you at all times on your wedding day. That’s pretty common these days but especially on a wedding day. Unless you are taking a wedding photo make sure to keep your phone with you and a charger stored away as well.
Also remember some snacks for you and the bride. No kidding, wedding days go quickly but there are also long stretches when you won’t have access to food the way you were anticipating. Have some snacks ready because who knows if you will have a chance to eat breakfast and you might be waiting until the reception to eat something if you even really get to eat then.
What Bridesmaids Need to Keep Stored Nearby
Definitely keep a spare pair of comfortable shoes, a change of clothes in case of emergency, band-aids, a sewing kit, nearby just in case.
What Bridesmaids Need at the End of the Day
When you have a chance to unwind at the end of the day you will want to grab whatever keepsakes you can for the bride and for yourself. The more the better. You can always throw them out the next week if you realize it’s not as meaningful as you thought but you won’t be able to grab items from the reception at a later date.
Find whatever you can such as party favors or memorabilia to make it easier to remember the day down the road. Think about it this way. If you think something would be a good photo prop it might be a good keepsake, especially if your wedding is in a location where few of the guests live and it may be harder to find items after the wedding.
You’re now ready for the big day! It will take some time to gather the items you need but it will completely be worth it when it’s time for the wedding day.
Now, all you need to do is pack your Amazon.com amazon.com cart with the items you need and you will be all set!
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