Taking on the responsibility of a bridesmaid is no easy task, especially with the average cost of being a bridesmaid rising to almost $1500 in America. These ladies have stuck with you through thick and thin, and now they’ve agreed to stand by your side on the most important day of your life. Make sure you show them how much you appreciate them with these 7 tips on how to keep your bridesmaids happy.
Help them break the ice and get to know each other by hosting a girls’ night or a daytime brunch for your bridal party. That way they can get to know one another in a laid back environment which will make the planning process much easier and exciting throughout the next few months. Instead of feeling awkward, your bridesmaids can create lasting bonds and will look forward to seeing each other whenever there is a special occasion that involves the whole crew!
In order to avoid any headaches, sit down with your girls and ask them what they like and what they’re comfortable with. Once you find some common ground amongst each other, the planning process will be way more streamlined and straightforward. The best part? Everyone’s happy!
Understanding your bridesmaids’ budgets will make the planning process much smoother since everyone will be on the same page and will have a good idea of what to expect! Henkaa offers payments through Affirm to US residents, so make sure to let your bridesmaids know about this budget-friendly feature in case any of them might need it. If any of your girls aren’t able to purchase the dress at the same time as everyone else, Affirm is an easy-to-use installment program that offers the perfect solution for you and your girls.
Giving your ladies clear direction will ensure that they’ll find what’s best for them while still keeping true to your wedding theme. It’s a win-win situation! If you’re planning on having a mix n’ match bridal party, make sure to check out some inspiration and tips on how to coordinate with your ladies to create a beautiful, unified look.
If most of your bridesmaids work a 9-5 job, don’t expect them to take time off in order to attend your bridal fitting at 11am on a Tuesday. If you expect your Maid of Honor or your entire bridal party to be there for every single dress fitting, make sure to communicate these expectations at the beginning of the planning process. That way your girls will know what you need from them and they’ll be able to set aside time that works for everyone.
Ask them how work is going, or how their new apartment is treating them. Keeping your cool and asking your bridesmaids about their lives will make them feel important and special. At the end of the day, you’re investing in your friendship which can only make your bond stronger!
Your girls will always be there to support you throughout your journey, make sure you take the time to thank them. Even for the little things.
How do you make your bridesmaids happy? Tell us in the comments!
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