This blog post goes out to all of those who have four or five chiffon dresses hanging in their closets that NO we will not shorten and wear again (raises wine glass like Leo in Gatsby). I feel ya babes. Being a bridesmaid seems like much more of an honour BEFORE you’re holding their dress and hearing them pee. I thought I’d pop a few polite coasters on the table before you brides plonks (I mean place) your glass down and wedding plans commence, so as to help my dear bridesmaids in need.
Coaster # 1 - Be kind with colour…
So, you don’t want to be ‘outshone’ on your wedding day. Fair enough! Unless you pop us all in puffy white princess dresses, we’re confident that will not happen. With the exception of Kate Middleton of course. Poor thing. Pippa’s hot! Consider your girls and how they’re going to feel in a canary yellow dress before you throw them down an aisle. Think about their complexions, shapes and what materials sit well on them. They’ll be relieved in so many ways.
Coaster # 2 - Don’t be overly strict…
Most girls know what works for their hair, makeup and body shape. Let them either pick or consider the styles that will work for them. Give them options. Yes, it’s stressful. You’re anxious and you want everything to be perfect. Which is totally understandable! But try to keep your cool. These are people who love you and want to stand beside you and support you, regardless if their hair looks electrocuted by the canapé hour.
Coaster # 3 - Understand…
We’re not superheroes. Things go wrong, we forget things and we have busy lives. Just listen and don’t be overly disappointed when we stuff up. Love the girls that are loving you. After all, we have paid to wear a dress for approximately five hours and then have to attempt to sell it on gumtree for the next five years. Throw us a bone!
Now that a few coasters have been laid, HAVE FUN WITH YOUR GALS!! They love you and want to try and make your wedding day all that you imagined it to be. Pick up those wine glasses, clink them together and spill it all over carpet. These are the times to make memories that you can talk about for decades to come (clean the carpet tomorrow, wink).
Written By Jemma Payne
Edited By Carole Hansen