Personal Bridal Party Tips From Marisa Nicole

Hi lovebirds,

As mentioned last week, this week we will be continuing our mini series on personal wedding day tips. Today we will be focusing on sharing advice for your wonderful bridal party members. It is no doubt that being a bridesmaid (or bridesman) can be extremely fun and exciting but there are also a few things that we want you all to keep in mind so that our bride can have the best day possible. So without further ado, here are our top 10 tips for all our bridesmaids out there!

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1) Don’t wake the sleeping beauty

Of course, we all want our bride to get as much rest as possible for her big day so just let her be! Let her sleep and help her get to bed at a respectable hour so that and get all the rest she needs until it’s time for her to get ready.

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2) Keep it upbeat

Obviously bridal party members are people that the bride cherishes and wants to have fun with so just keep the day upbeat. Have some fun, play music, keep it airy and light and maybe even pop some champagne! The day deserves to be celebrated!

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3) Be self-reliant

At the venue, it is so important that everyone takes care of themselves… Bring enough water, snacks and other necessities to keep you running for the day. All the vendors on-site will be busy putting the couple’s dream wedding together so just make sure you’re prepared for the day!

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4) Focus on the couple

We know that being a part of the bridal party can be super fun and exciting but it is important that you don’t get carried away. Focus on the couple and shower them with love! Keep an eye on the couple throughout the party and help them out when needed!

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5) Be your best self

On the day of, we just ask everyone to be their best selves. Be on time and don’t complain too much about hair & makeup if something isn’t exactly how you would like it. Of course, we’ll do whatever we can to make sure everything goes as ideal as possible, but try not to make yourself the focus.

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6) Comfy shoes

You will be on your feet and toes running around all day, so we recommend that you bring at least 1-2 pairs of shoes to change into throughout the day. Trust me, you’ll thank us later!

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7) One for one rule

What is a celebration without some booze? We know you all want to have fun, but just make sure you stick to the one for one rule (one glass of water per boozy drink) so that you can last all night without feeling sick.

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8) Come to us!

If something doesn’t seem to be going as planned for the couple at any point in the day, the first people you should be reaching out to is the planner or coordinator because that’s what we’re there for! The last thing you want to do is stress the couple out for no reason so come to us first and we’ll see what we can do.

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9) Ceremony walking

A lot of the times, bridal party members are unsure of what to do when they’re walking down the aisle. We suggest that you just walk as comfortably fast as your feet will allow and smile! During the ceremony, make sure your shoulders are back and don’t lock your knees. Stay relaxed and remember, your bouquet isn’t your necklace.

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While there are so many things to keep in mind as a bridal party member, we also want you guys to have fun on the day so just be as calm and relaxed as you can. Enjoy the special day just like the couple wants you to!

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This is it for now gals! We hope you found this helpful and have a wonderful time at the wedding!

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