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  • Writer's pictureAllenia Marcelle

Bridesmaids' Guide to Divvying Up Responsibilities

Updated: Feb 16

Bridesmaids play a vital role in supporting the bride during the wedding planning process and on the big day itself.

Each bridesmaid should be assigned specific responsibilities to ensure that everything runs smoothly. Here's a comprehensive list of responsibilities that can be assigned to the bridesmaids:

Pre-Wedding Events:

a. Bridal Shower:

  • Coordinate with the maid of honor to plan and organize the bridal shower.

  • Choose a theme, budget, guest list, and venue.

  • Send out invitations, handle RSVPs, and plan the menu.

  • Organize games and activities for the guests.

b. Bachelorette Party:

  • Plan and execute the bachelorette party with the bride's preferences in mind.

  • Find a suitable venue, decide on a theme or dress code, and invite the guests.

  • Arrange for transportation if needed.

  • Ensure that the bride has a memorable and enjoyable time.

Wedding Day Tasks:

a. Getting Ready:

  • Assist the bride with getting ready on the wedding day.

  • Help with hair, makeup, and dressing.

  • Ensure that the bride's accessories, such as jewelry and veil, are in place.

  • Provide emotional support and keep the bride calm.

b. Coordinating with Vendors:

  • Communicate with vendors to confirm arrival times, setup requirements, and any special instructions.

  • Ensure that all vendors are on schedule.

c. Assisting with Decorations:

  • Help set up and decorate the wedding venue.

  • Arrange flowers, centerpieces, and other decorative elements.

  • Ensure that the venue is ready and looks beautiful for the ceremony and reception.

d. Handling Emergencies:

  • Be prepared to handle any unexpected situations or emergencies that may arise.

  • Have a small emergency kit with essentials like stain remover, safety pins, and tissues.

e. Caring for the Bride's Belongings:

  • Keep track of the bride's personal belongings, such as her purse, phone, and wedding rings.

  • Ensure that these items are safe and secure throughout the day.

Post-Wedding Tasks:

a. Gift Management:

  • Collect and organize wedding gifts for the bride and groom.

  • Create a gift registry or manage the one that was created.

  • Send thank-you notes on behalf of the couple.

b. Clean-Up:

  • Assist with cleaning up the wedding venue after the reception.

  • Pack up decorations, gifts, and any leftover items.

  • Return rented items and coordinate with vendors for post-event logistics.

Assigning Responsibilities:

To ensure that responsibilities are assigned fairly and efficiently, consider the following factors:

1. Interests and Skills:

  • Take into account each bridesmaid's interests, strengths, and skills.

  • Assign tasks that align with their preferences and abilities.

2. Time Availability:

  • Consider the bridesmaids' schedules and time commitments.

  • Assign tasks that can be completed within their availability.

3. Communication:

  • Clearly communicate each bridesmaid's responsibilities and expectations.

  • Provide a timeline and guidelines to ensure everyone is on the same page.

4. Teamwork:

  • Encourage teamwork and collaboration among the bridesmaids.

  • Have regular check-ins to discuss progress and address any concerns.

By carefully assigning responsibilities and working together, the bridesmaids can support the bride and create a memorable and stress-free wedding experience.


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