How To Be A Bridesmaid In A Crunch Time Wedding

LizFields

It was just one week ago that you were asked to be a bridesmaid for your oldest and best friend’s wedding. While you want to be happy for her and hear all the details of how he proposed and what not, you suddenly realize she said they want to get married in two months. What is your first thought? Let the madness begin!

When you only have two months to help plan a wedding, you have to keep your fingers crossed that the bride will be doing a lot of the work or at least have some ideas in mind. However, what are the things you need to be saving up for?

What You’re Saving Up For – In 2 Months:

  • Bridesmaid Dress
  • Travel
  • Bachelorette Party

The hard thing to deal with when your friends start getting married is that you will most likely be traveling to whichever state they ended up in after college. So, you want to make sure that you are in constant contact and kept up-to-date with the plans because being a few states away is no easy task.

If the bride is having trouble with the idea process since she’s already dealing with her wedding dress, her family, and her future in-laws, then feel free to start a Pinterest board with some things she may like – from wedding dress ideas to reception decorations.

When the wedding is such short notice, it’s important that you keep yourself organized and stay ahead of the curve as much as possible. For example, you know you’ll have to either buy a plane ticket or find a plus one to drive with you so, start looking at flights earlier – the earlier you book, the cheaper it usually is.

A Cheat For Choosing The Bridesmaid Dresses

When it comes to choosing a bridesmaid dress, if the bride is more focused on other aspects or she seems like she’s all over the place, organize her way of choosing the color(s) and dresses:

  • First, get the bridesmaids to look up some color pallets from the bride to choose from.
  • After she chooses the color(s) go back online and start shopping around for potential bridesmaid’s dresses. Also, have the bride tell you her desired length.
  • Send the bride some of your ideas – make it three dress ideas tops – then the bride will choose her top three or single favorite.
  • If she chooses three dresses, then she wants a mixed and matched bridal party which is the new trend – so, when you all get ready, you’ll match, but not look too uniform.

Now, take those tips and take a breather, because of course, this is a big deal, but it’s also supposed to be a lot of fun. Your best friend is getting married – the important thing is that she is happy and you all remain as stress free as possible.

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