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Tips for Being an Amazing Bridesmaid | Wedding Wednesday

July 6, 2016

Hey, I’m Kara!
Hey, I’m Kara! A wedding and family photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois! Whether I’m photographing your wedding day or everyday milestones and memories as a family, this job is my joy.

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Hi, happy Wedding Wednesday!

Today’s post is dedicated to a handful of tips for bridesmaids… Because being a bridesmaid is an important, meaningful role. And of course, you were chosen to stand by the bride’s side because she loves you and you’re so special to her!

Here are my tips for being an amazing bridesmaid!

1. Be present!

Be present, be present, be present. Being present is so important as a bridesmaid because the bride wants to share this experience, process, and day with you! When you’re present, you’re all in and willing to help with anything the bride needs – emotionally and physically. Maybe she needs to wind down from the stress of planning with a girl’s day or maybe she simply needs advice on which invitations to order! Plus, you can have more fun and truly (and fully) experience the wedding process alongside the bride, and groom, too!

2. Always stay prepared!

When I say this, I mean that you should be prepared for anything! As a bridesmaid, try to minimize the opportunity for things to go “wrong” on the wedding day (and at wedding events). Prepare an emergency kit, try to keep the bride as relaxed and stress free as possible!

3. Put yourself in her shoes!

That’s right, put yourself in the bride’s shoes. Of course, I am meaning that you shouldn’t literally wear her shoes but that you should be empathetic. Think about the joy and excitement of a wedding day and realize that the bride truly wants a beautiful day surrounded by those she loves the most! Always keep the couple’s needs at center and shower them with love!

4. Have fun!

No matter what, remember to have fun throughout the process! So much thought, time, effort, and money goes into wedding planning, but it is so important to remember to have fun alongside the bride, other bridesmaids, and entire wedding party! Take in the joy of the wedding day, enjoy the memories made throughout the wedding process, and simply have fun!


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Chicagoland wedding & family photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois