If you’re a newlywed or are currently in the stages of planning your big day, you’ll agree with us when we say that organising your upcoming nuptials can be one of the world's most exasperating tasks. As a bride-to-be, it’s easy to become engrossed in every minuscule detail surrounding your special day - whether it be a luxe affair or a small celebration -, from the gown to the bouquet choice and right down to the seating arrangements. But with all the intense pressure of planning a wedding, naturally you're bound to unleash some of your stresses on your nearest and dearest, those being your bridesmaids.
Whether they're family or friends, your bridesmaids are the women who have stood by your side through thick and thin. And while being a bridesmaid is deemed an utmost privilege and honour, there's no denying that it can be an acutely distressing task. So, to help keep your closest gals onside, we’ve broken down 6 things that can seriously irritate your bridesmaids. You'll thank us later.
1. Turning Into Bridezilla On Your Wedding Day
No one likes a bridezilla. Remember, your bridesmaids are there to support you and to ensure that the day flows as smoothly as possible. This may sound like a no-brainer, but treating your bridesmaids with the love and respect (and not to mention keeping your cool) they deserve will ensure your relationships last long after your vows are exchanged.
2. An Expensive Wedding Itinerary
This one shouldn’t come as a surprise as most bridesmaids are expected to fit the bill for their own dress, shoes, jewelry and also contribute to the bachelorette party. However, asking your bridesmaids to pay for multiple flights, hotels, and other activities will most definitely not sit well with them.
3. Not Listening When It Comes To The Dress
Ah yes, this brings us to the dress. The second most important looks after the wedding dress, is the bridesmaid dresses and choosing a universally flattering dress can be quite the predicament. While brides want the dresses to emulate the overall mood of the wedding, bridesmaids are typically most concerned with ensuring they look the part. The clash? When brides don’t take into consideration the comfort, body types and budget of their bridesmaids.
4. Not Getting A Thank You At The End
As a bridesmaid, all you want is to know that your efforts haven’t gone unnoticed. Needless to say that the bridal party, especially your bridesmaids, are an instrumental part of the big day and facilitate in organising bachelorette parties, bridal showers, and other wedding events. Your bridesmaids have been there with you every step of the way so it's only fair that they want their hard work to be recognised and appreciated when it's all been said and done.
5. Last Minute Changes
Everyone loves an unexpected, last-minute change, said no one ever. As much as last minute changes are unnerving and heighten the brides' emotional state, it can also create tension among the bridesmaids as they also take on the stresses associated with such changes.
6. Expecting Your Bridesmaids To Automatically Be Best Friends
When you have an anxious bride, a bunch of her besties coupled with the wedding planning stress, what do you get? Inevitable tension. It's unlikely that all of your bridesmaids have met and are going to automatically be besties upon being thrust into your respective duties. Good bridesmaids work seamlessly together to ensure that the day is as memorable as possible (in a good way, of course) despite any personal differences.