It’s a big day for the bride, and your duty as a bridesmaid increases even more. If arranging a bachelorette party and helping the bride with all the purchases is one thing, calming down the bride on her wedding day is completely another task.
Nothing hits the bride like wedding jitters that can put her in turmoil with a load of stress. Though the groom is waiting outside ready to take her hand, there are thousands of thoughts that plague the bride’s mind that you need to take care of. You need to be with the bride helping her calm down while also making sure that there is nothing wrong with the arrangements (from the guest list to the wedding cake).
However, you will need a lot of tips to keep your mind stay alert so that your bride has no trouble on her big day. You can also take the help of other bridesmaids and come up with a game plan so that your bride is happy throughout the day. Today, we will discuss a few things and duties that help your bride prevent wedding jitters while also letting you enjoy the grand occasion.
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Thinking of a game plan is a must
A game plan is a must, especially if the bride is an anxious person. There could be a million things that could go wrong as per the bride. However, it’s your duty to tackle any kind of problem by thinking of a game plan. For instance, the bride is anxious about cousins who get drunk easily or exes that might show up and ruin her day.
Think of the ways you can solve if you have to encounter any situation that might cause stress to the bride. For instance, if the bride’s wedding dress needs alterations, keep the sewing kit handy so that the dress is fixed within no time.
Solve problems as quickly as they come
Is the florist not sending flowers on time? Is the decoration not up to the mark? Are there any problems from the groom’s side? Is the photographer not arriving on time? All these problems could worry the bride and make her face look anxious and troubled.
As a bridesmaid, you need to tackle all the problems just as they arrive before the word of it reaches the bride. You can also take help from the best man so that you both are making sure the groom and bride are not worrying about the smallest of problems.
Make sure the bridesmaid dresses are wrinkle-free
Your bride may have taken care of the mistakes she makes when choosing a wedding dress. But may not have when it comes to bridesmaid dresses. By the time they reach the destination, the fabric might have got wrinkled and the beautiful dress may look not so good on the bridesmaids on the wedding day. Imagine the bride’s stress levels when she looks at all of you in wrinkly clothing. So make sure the bridesmaid dresses are immaculate. Keep the steamer handy and iron them before wearing them on.
Be your bride’s rock
Whenever you notice the bride is getting anxious, do your best job of distracting her. Remind her of the groom and how he’s waiting eagerly to marry her. Make sure to recollect the best memories you have of her and beautiful she looks in the wedding dress. Include positive thoughts and words so that the bride is trying to keep her composure on her big day.
Make sure the bride is hydrated
The last thing you want at a wedding is the bride fainting or falling sick due to improper diet. It’s not unpredictable as a poor diet mixed with stress can take a toll on the bride’s body. So, as a bridesmaid, make sure to keep the bride hydrated by giving juices and water. And don’t her body with too much liquid as it can cause her stomach to bloat. Just give small amounts of liquids whenever the bride is feeling too anxious.
Keep the bride up to the schedule
If you are a maid of honor, then you have to be careful so that the bride is on the schedule. Familiarise the timeline of events on the wedding day and make the bride follow the schedule without any time skip. Remind everyone else gently that the time is near so that everyone is reminded that they have to hurry. Remember always that the more organized you are, the more stress-free the wedding’s going to be.
It’s all about the Bride
A wedding is the most important milestone in a bride’s life. When you are given the title of bridesmaid or maid of honor, it’s your duty to make the event special. From throwing a bachelorette party to organising a wedding – it’s all about making the bride happy. She should feel grateful that she has chosen you as a bridesmaid.