Full stop: Your bridesmaids are way more than pretty women in dresses.
These are cousins who remember you from your awkward stage, the sister who generously let you wear her clothes but scolded you for staining them and that coworker who fully supports and joins you in your obsession with trash tv. These women are an integral part of your wedding day. They are by your side, supporting you emotionally, physically and mentally during what will be the most important day of your life. So, no pressure.
Here are some reasons why your bridesmaids are essential:
Emotional Support: Weddings can be stressful. That’s why having your bridesmaids by your side can provide emotional support during the entire process. They are there to listen, offer advice and provide a shoulder to cry on if (when) you need it.
Planning and Coordination: Your bridesmaids should be ‘used’ from the get-go. They can help you with the wedding preparations, from choosing your wedding dress to decorating the reception venue. They can assist with planning the bridal shower, bachelorette party and even the rehearsal dinner. They can also help coordinate the wedding day, ensuring everything runs smoothly, along with the Wedding planner of course. (But you better have a good present for them if they’ve done all this…)
Personal Attendants: Your bridesmaids are there to help you get through the day, from getting ready in the morning to helping you with your dress and makeup as needed. They can also be responsible for holding your bouquet, adjusting your veil and making sure you look picture-perfect throughout the day. Also - you’re going to want a bestie to help you in the bathroom. It’s a fact.
Fun and Laughter: Your bridesmaids are there to celebrate with you and have fun! They can make the day even more enjoyable by sharing their energy, enthusiasm and positivity. Even your bitter, sarcastic friend serves a purpose during your day. It’s this balance of personalities that can help you relax and enjoy the day to the fullest.
Picturesque: Your bridesmaids are an essential part of your wedding photos, and their presence can make your photos even more beautiful and meaningful. That hairdo might not withstand the reception into the night, but the pictures you take with your bridesmaids? Those will be around for a lifetime and will always remind you of your close friends and their selfless support.
The role of bridesmaid is intimate and complex. So, choose your bridesmaids wisely and get ready to defend your choice of bridesmaid dress. Thank goodness the girl power, woman energy and overall #queenvibes come along with it.