Being a bride is one thing but being a bridesmaid is another! You would think that picking a bridesmaid dress is a lot easier than picking your wedding gown, but it can be just as difficult. Or it can be just as easy!
With bridesmaids dresses the good news is you don’t have to look right away, typically ordering a new dress can take about 3 months to come in after ordering and about 2 weeks for alterations. Where as a wedding gown can take up to 6 months plus another 2 months for alterations. If you want to schedule an appointment to come in and try on call us at (858) 523-9254 or book online.
Tip #1: Don’t be too picky about your dress
This is because not only is a lot of stress on you but it can be more stress on the bride. If there is a dress she loves for you, but you don’t love it, its okay you only have to wear it once for your best friend on her special day. Be open to the dress she wants you to wear.
Tip #2: Be as helpful as you can for the bride!
Ask her if she needs help with planning, she might say that she doesn’t need help but the offer still means a lot. Give her some ideas, show her pictures on social media, you just might be the creativity she needed. Offer to help DIY anything for the wedding, remember she chose you because she trusts you.
Tip #3: Leave the drama at home!
I get it, not everyone is going to get along, but for the brides sake lets keep the drama and gossip away from her. She deserves to relax and have everyone get along leading up to the day. And if there is a bone to pick, leave the bride out of it! She has enough going on.
Tip #4: The maid/matron of honor doesn’t do all the work!
Yes she does do a lot, and some brides give their MOH the power and control over a lot. While the bride isn’t giving you directions, the MOH deserves just as much respect as the bride. Don’t be offended if the MOH is getting bossy, she is doing her job so the bride doesn’t have to do all of it. But MOH don’t have a power trip.
Tip #5: HAVE FUN!
Your best friend is getting married! Enjoy this time with her and the other girls. It’s not everyday you get to celebrate this amazing journey with someone who has been a huge impact in your life. Enjoy the planning process, and enjoy that day with her.