How to be the best-ever bridesmaid


How to be the best-ever bridesmaid

August 30, 2019

How to be the best-ever bridesmaid

Nothing symbolizes friendship like being asked to be a bridesmaid.

To help you to a stellar job with all the prepping, partying and planning, we've popped together a very handy bridesmaid's guide. Read on to discover the tips, tricks and etiquette you need to nail all the responsibilities leading up to the big day.

Maid of Honour

  • Lead the team of bridesmaids and mediate any issues that may arise.
  • Be a support to the bride throughout the wedding planning process.
  • Keep an eye on the pre-wedding bridesmaids budget.
  • Go wedding and bridesmaid dress shopping with the bride. Find inspiration here.
  • Coordinate fittings and ensure all bridesmaid dresses and accessories are collected on time.
  • Assist with the bride's big projects like addressing invites.
  • Organize and host or co-host the bridal shower/hen’s party.
  • Make sure to attend all the pre-wedding events.
  • Ensure all bridesmaids arrive at the wedding on time.
  • Help with the bride's hair, makeup and dress during the big day – carrying the train, fixing stray hairs and checking for lipstick smudges.
  • Hold the bride’s bouquet during the ceremony.
  • If asked, witness the signing of the marriage certificate.
  • To ensure everything at the reception goes to plan, act as the main point of contact for guests and venue staff.
  • Lend a hand transporting wedding gifts from the reception.
  • Attend the post-wedding celebrations.
How to be the best-ever bridesmaid


  • Help out with wedding planning and pre-wedding events.
  • Play a role in selecting the bridesmaid dresses and accessories. Find inspiration here.
  • Work with the maid of honour to prepare the bachelorette party.
  • Lend a hand to the maid of honour and bride throughout the planning process.
  • Attend the wedding rehearsal and rehearsal dinner.
  • Help out the bride and her family with anything they need on the big day.
  • Be a point of contact for guests at the reception, helping make sure everything runs smoothly.
  • Attend the post-wedding celebrations.