Friends, here is the truth about being asked to participate in a wedding party:
It is a job.
There. I said it. Being a bridesmaids or groomsmen is a JOB. And honestly, a crazy important one.
Wedding days have a tendency to bring out stressors and chaos you didn’t know was possible. That’s when it is up to the men & women who were hand selected to stand side by side with a couple to step up. Wanna know how you can help?
1.) Ask the bride and/or groom what they need
2.) Anticipate their needs. Grab water, encourage them to take a breath, be prepared to grab family members, coordinators or a Tide pen to remove stains.
3.) Don’t stand idly by while the bride and/or groom is stressing about something. Step in, take charge, and don’t make them worry about anything other than getting married.
4.) For the love of god…don’t get drunk before your job duties are over. Like, I love White Claws as much as the next basic bish but hold off on the booze until the reception.
5.) HYPE MAN! Give compliments, give encouragement but don’t give criticism.
6.) It. Is. Not. About. You. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
And overall…just be there. Like, maybe don’t wander off? LOL. What I mean is just be there for them. This day is stressful enough. They want YOU. They want your support, your love, your words of affirmation. They want to celebrate with you and cry with you. So do the darn job.
I say this with love because I have seen the most AMAZING wedding parties and I think every couple deserves that kind of companionship on their wedding day.
What is some advice you would give to someone who is going to be in a wedding party? Tell me tell me!