How to Totally OWN the Bridesmaid Role

It's no secret that being part of a bridal party can be tough and oh so stressful . From the various financial expenses to the stress of planning the bridal shower or bachelor/ette party to the stress of handling bridezilla moments... it's all stressful but being part of a bridal party should be fun and considered an honor. In order to make things less stressful, consider the following tips. 1. Start planning ASAP. You may be asked to be a bridesmaid two years in advanced but that doesn't mean you should wait to start planning. There's plenty that can be done . Be sure to... Stay organized with the planning. Budget appropriately. Getting things done early will reduce the stress. 2. Start saving money ASAP. The best way to make sure that you can afford everything is by saving up as soon as possible. You'll be less stressed when it comes to chipping in and you'll be able to participate in every activity! 3. Be a team player. There will be disagreements between bridesmaids especially if you don't know each other and now you need to stay constantly connected. Things can get intense very quickly. Make sure that you: Play Nice. Don't make a competition of who is the best bridesmaid. It is NOT a competition. Remember that you are part of the wedding party and not running the party. Be proactive, but not overbearing. Every once in a while check in with the bride or MOH to see if there's anything that you can help with. 4. Love the dress.... ...no matter what It can be difficult to find a dress that will look good on every.single.body. but I promise that your bride is trying her best! It's important to remember that it is her vision and even though a style may not be your favorite, it is still the dress she likes and the one that you will LOVE. 5. Bond In order to be a great bridesmaid you need to learn how to get along and forge friendships. Exchange e-mail addresses and phone numbers. Get together to brainstorm. Be genuine. Don't come across as fake because people can tell. 6. Always think about the bride. What would the bride do in certain situations? What would she like? Think about how she would feel in certain situations and put your feelings aside. 7. Don't bring any drama to the bride... Enough said. 8. Don't get drunk or at least.... not TOO drunk. I know this may be hard, but the bride is going to be doing a lot of drinking and someone needs to look out for her ( guys... do the same for your boy!). Of course she won't want to drink alone, so come up with a plan so that one or two bridesmaids can take care of the driving and to make some decision when the rest of the group is not able to. 9. Prepare for the worst. Make sure to come prepared with your wedding day emergency kit. Come up with a plan for when things go wrong. How will you handle emergency situations? 10. Be present Both physically and emotionally. If you're feeling the stress, can you just imagine what the bride must be going through? Be there for her when she needs to vent, cry, scream, BARF! whatever! She'll need her best girls to lean on when things get stressful. but most importantly.... Always remember that it is an honor to be asked to be a bridesmaid or MOH. She could have easily asked someone else, but she picked you! Make the most of it, follow the steps for success and remember to always HAVE FUN! Wife and mother of two young children, Von Marie Moniz is the Event Planner and Owner of Lovely Events by Von. Clients love her bubbly personality and attention to detail. Planning is what she does, relaxing and enjoying yourself is what you will be doing when you hire Von for your next event. #bride #wedding #bridesmaid #maidofhonor #groomsmen #groom #marriage #party #planning #diy #roles #love #events #havefun #dance #sing #loving #family #friends #dancefloor #music

How to Totally OWN the Bridesmaid Role