Choosing the women (or men) to be in your bridal party is a big step, and one that should be given careful consideration. Keep reading to learn some basic guidelines that can help you make the best decision, courtesy of the team at our Palm Beach bridal salon.
1. Think Long-Term
Many friendships tend to come and go. One year you're super close with someone, the next year you drift apart and rarely speak to one another. Your bridal party will be in pictures you keep forever, so we recommend choosing people who have been in your life for years and whom you envision staying close to for a long time.
2. Set Expectations
Being in a wedding is a big responsibility. You'll lean on your wedding party in more ways than one, and it's important that the individuals you choose will be up to the task. When you ask someone to be in your bridal party, give them a heads up on the types of responsibilities their roles will entail. This way, they'll know upfront whether or not they can commit to the task.
3. Look For Responsibility
You'll have enough to worry about on your big day - the last thing you'll want is to end up having to babysit a tipsy bridesmaid. Choose people you can trust to be responsible at the reception, as well as during the preparation process leading up to the big day.
4. Don't Worry About Expectations
Traditionally, brides chose bridesmaids and grooms chose groomsmen. However, it is not uncommon for modern couples to buck these norms. If you have a male best friend, don't be afraid to ask him to be your "man of honor." Similarly, your groom could have a "groomswoman" or "woman of honor." What matters is that you choose the people who have special meaning in your life, regardless of their genders.
5. Make Your Own Decisions
The people you choose are your bridesmaids. That means that it's your decision. There is no need to allow your decision to be influenced by what your mom has to say, or that you have to ask someone to be your bridesmaid just because they asked you five years ago. Go with your gut - choose the people you believe will be best for the role.
6. Consider Your Fiance
While choosing your bridesmaids is your decision, it will impact your groom. Be considerate and keep his needs/concerns in mind when choosing your bridal party. If your groom can't tolerate your cousin, for example, it may be best to leave her off the list of potential bridesmaids. It is also wise to consider the groomsmen your fiance will choose so that the two of you can select a bridal party that will mesh well together.
7. Find Other Ways To Get People Involved
There are lots of different roles to be filled in a wedding. Though you may not want to ask someone to be your bridesmaid, you could get them involved in other ways by asking them to carry candles, read a passage or poem, or sing a song.
Contact Us To Find Your Bridesmaid Dresses!
Once you have selected your bridal party, popped the question, and they have accepted the responsibility, the next step is to pick their attire. While you are the star of the show, it's important that your bridesmaids look and feel their best on your special day. Our bridal salon in West Palm Beach has an excellent selection of stunning bridesmaid dresses for you to choose from.
Call Bridal Couture of the Palm Beaches at 561-793-4633 to schedule your appointment today!
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