Thursday, August 12, 2010

Wedding Etiquette - Dealing with your Bridesmaids

Planning your wedding is very exciting. It’s a great time to but it can get stressful when you have so much to do for the wedding as well as your everyday life. It’s a natural reaction to reach out to your trusty bridesmaids/friends for help but remember they still have lives of their own as well. For me two of my best friends are mothers, one is starting grad school and she manages a bank, another just relocated to New York while she builds her business and the other is a newlywed living in bliss. Just like my friends, I’m sure your friends have their own obligations. Keep this is consideration when you call on your friends to help you with your pre-wedding planning activities. It’s your day and they want to be there for you but you don’t want to ruin a friendship because they couldn’t do what you asked. Here are some helpful tips on how to get help and keep your friends.

1) Plan in advice. Whatever the task give your friends enough notice to plan accordingly. They have a schedule and they may need to plan in advance to be there for you.

2) If you friend isn’t a planner don’t expect miracles. She will not become Martha Stewart just because you are getting married. Give your nonplanning friend a task that she will be good at and enjoy.

3) Remember to say thank you. They listen to you debate over 20 shades of pink, they’ve tied bows and showed up whenever you needed them. Show your gratitude. Thank you goes a long way.

4) Last but not least, don’t sweat the small stuff. You are going through a world wind of emotions so you may over react at times. Just keep things in prospective. You are marrying the love of your life and that’s all that matters right now.

Happy Planning,

Deniesha Joseph

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