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Written by Leanne Smith Last updated: March 14, 2015
Planning a wedding is big job, and the bride needs all the help she can get. So, the chief bridesmaid is there to work with and support her right through the wedding planning to the wedding day itself. Here are 9 things to ask your chief bridesmaid to do.
Ask your chief bridesmaid to make a list of bridal shops and boutiques that you can visit together when it comes time to go dress shopping. This way, you have a starting point.
Especially when it comes to decorating the venue for the ceremony and the reception, you’re going to need help with your decorations. Ask your chief bridesmaid—tell her what you want, and she’ll help your vision come alive. And her help will be especially invaluable for any DIY projects you have planned.
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Similarly, ask your chief bridesmaid to aid with adding your personal touches to the wedding day. For example, you may want to provide her with a track list that she can give to the DJ or band for the wedding reception music, or you may want to have specific photos taken by the photographer.
To make things more relaxed for the wedding photos, ask your chief bridesmaid to introduce your family and close friends to the photographer. This allows for a less formal atmosphere, and photos can be a lot more fun.
Your wedding day will probably fly by, and it will be difficult to keep track of all of your belongings (especially, if, for example, you change out of your wedding dress at the reception venue). So, request that your chief bridesmaid keeps an eye on your things so they aren’t forgotten.
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It’s traditional to give wedding favours during weddings (though you don’t have to!), and the key members of the wedding party usually get something extra-special. Ask your chief bridesmaid to help you in choosing gifts for your in-laws, and add a personal touch with an included little message.
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On the day, many brides take to the tradition of not seeing her partner until the ceremony itself. So, you may want to ask your chief bridesmaid to act as a messenger between you and your partner on the day of the wedding, ferrying notes and maybe even small gifts. Conversely, you could ask your chief bridesmaid to organise a “first look” between yourself and your partner.
Nerves and emotions will run high during both the wedding planning and on the big day itself. Ask your chief bridesmaid to keep you calm and happy and in high spirits. Ask her to have your favourite drink or snack on hand, or a favourite movie or piece for music.
Your chief bridesmaid will be just as busy as you are in preparing for the big day. So make sure you thank her after the wedding, and ask her to treat herself!