What You Need to Know Before Becoming a Bridesmaid

Being a bridesmaid is a true honor. If you are asked to do so, it is because the
bride wants you to be a huge part of the big day. With that said, accepting the responsibility of being a bridesmaid shouldn’t be taken lightly.

The to-do list for a bridesmaid is long, but below are some things to consider before saying “Yes!” to being part of the oh-so special squad.


In many cases, the bridesmaid is expected to pay for her bridesmaid dress. Luckily, there are many beautiful yet affordable styles. You also need to think about a gift for the couple as well as gifts for bridal showers and bachelorette parties. Also, if you live far away, travel expenses must be considered. Therefore, know your limits when it comes to money. If for some reason you cannot afford these costs, talk to the bride and be honest. There may be a way to work things out!


It is essential that you try and attend all the pre-wedding-related events that you can, such as engagement parties, bridal gown shopping, bridal showers, bachelorette party, rehearsal, and rehearsal dinner. Wedding prep is a stressful time for a bride, so she will need as many friends and
family members around as possible. Be sure your schedule is cleared.

Know your role

Know your role in the ceremony and be prepared. This may sound silly, but you would be
surprised how a wedding can go wrong when the bridal party is not up to snuff regarding duties. This brings us back to rehearsal, etc. Make every attempt to be there and know exactly when to walk down the aisle, where to stand, and what to do afterward.

Be there, emotionally

Be there for the bride. Be there as a shoulder to cry on just in case things get overwhelming.. Let her know if she needs to talk, you are more than willing to listen.