Getting asked to be a bridesmaid is a sweet gesture from a friend or family member. There are a lot of tasks for you to help with, but you can have fun too. Below are five tips for a first-time bridesmaid.
- Pamper Yourself
Even though all eyes should be on the bride, there is no reason that you cannot look and feel beautiful as a bridesmaid. Book hairstyle services Palm Beach Gardens FL, hire a makeup artist, or enjoy a facial the day of the wedding.
- Get a Nice Hotel Room
If the wedding is out of town, then you’ll have to book a hotel room anyway. On the other hand, if the wedding is local, you could book a luxurious place to stay the night to further enjoy your time as a bridesmaid.
- Find an After Party
Rather than just head home after the reception, find a group of friends or wrangle the rest of the bridal party to join you for a wedding after party at a bar, restaurant, or hotel room. Since you’re all dressed up, you may as well go out on the town to blow off some steam.
- Don’t Drive
As a member of the wedding party, it is in your best interest to drink responsibly at the reception and avoid any embarrassing early exits. Utilize the many rideshare opportunities available or call a taxi. Remember to have a plan before you start drinking.
- Sell the Dress
Bridesmaid dresses are usually pretty but normally are not practical after a wedding. Since you’ve spent money on the dress, you could try to sell your once worn gown on a fashion resale website, to a friend in need, or to a secondhand clothing shop. Then, take that money and buy yourself something pretty and practical.
Remember a bridesmaid’s most important duty is to support the bride, but you can still have a wonderful time before, during, and after her wedding.