This week’s #WeddingAdviceWednesday is targeting the wedding party! I’m talking to you groomsmen + bridesmaids! This year we’ve worked with some amazing wedding parties and I thought we’d share some of the things that we loved to see! Before we get too far into this post, I wanted to speak to the couple getting married really quick: let your wedding party know what you want from them on your wedding day! Everyone who agreed to being in your wedding party WANTS to make this day the best day for you! But, because we’re simply human, we unfortunately can’t read each others’ minds! Tell your wedding party some of these tips or just send them this blog post to give them ideas!
You main job is to support + help
When the wedding comes around, it’s super awesome to see the bridal party jump right in and help so the bride and groom don’t have to worry about anything! Think about how stressed out you were on your wedding day or how stressful you imagine a wedding day is as a bride or groom! The last thing you would want to do while you’re getting your makeup done is have to check outside to make sure the decorations look good or that the music is working. Be the one who volunteers to do whatever the bride and groom need in that moment! Years of friendship have lead up to this day- find opportunities to serve them as a thank you for your relationship! It might not be convenient for you in the moment but it’ll mean a lot to the couple! …and if anything, it’ll make you love your friend even more as you think about WHY you’re helping them!
Be the calm everyone needs
// Energy is contagious! If something gets thrown off schedule or doesn’t go according to plan, keep your cool and stay calm. If the florist forgot to drop off an extra bridesmaid bouquet, don’t make a big deal about it! Quickly just find some extra flowers from an arrangement and make it work for a few pictures. If the bride or groom is starting to get jittery, remind them about all the amazing things about their partner! Be like water, go with the flow and adapt where you need to! If something goes wrong but you can fix it quick, the bride and groom don’t even need to know. You got this! 🙂
Be on time!
// I cannot stress this enough! Being on time is the #1 thing that will help the bride and groom! Get ready way before you think you need to because that getting ready time is typically where the day gets thrown off.
You’re the life of the party!
// When the reception starts and people are starting to make their way to the dance floor, put all your reservations aside and go crazy! As a wedding party member, its your job to get the dance party started! When we ask a lot of our couples what they’re excited about for their wedding a lot of them say that they are excited to have a dance party. Doesn’t that make you want to try extra hard to make that portion of the day SO fun for them?! You may feel silly but the bride and groom will appreciate the effort! Like I said above, energy is contagious so if you’re out on the dance floor having a good time, other people will want to be out there partying too!
Decorate the car
// A lot of the time, the bridal party kinda forgets this is their job haha. Start a group chat with the wedding party members a day or so before the wedding and delicate out who is buying what supplies to decorate the bride + groom’s car that way one person doesn’t get stuck with the bill and everyone is on the same page of what to do that evening!
Help clean up
// This one I don’t think is expected of the wedding party, but its certainly a very kind thing to do! Once the bride and groom leave the wedding, family members often get stuck cleaning fro hours afterwords. If the whole wedding party jumps in the commits to 30 mins of working really hard to clean up, that will make it so much easier on the couple’s families!
We hope these tips helped the bridal party know what their responsibilities are on the wedding day! You guys are the best and make the day so fun!