12 Rules Every Bridesmaid Should Live By

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Being a bridesmaid is an honor, but it requires some very practical, supportive behavior. Check out 12 rules every bridesmaid should follow. Being a bridesmaid is a tough job. They have to not only deal with buying bridesmaid dresses, plane tickets (if it’s a destination wedding), wedding shower and wedding gifts, but they have to make sure they’re 1,000% committed to everything you–the bride–wants and needs. It’s ain’t easy, as I’m sure you know if you’ve ever been a bridesmaid, but the reward is worth it if you successfully help your best friend get married.

12 Rules Every Bridesmaid Should Live By
While it’s important to always try and remember everything your bridesmaid is doing for you (and always be grateful), there are a few rules that a bridesmaid should ALWAYS try to follow on the wedding day, and the days and months leading up to it. Share this with your bridesmaids, and make sure you have a good laugh along the way.

1. You're not just a bridesmaid: you are a therapist, personal shopper, secretary, and starting up back-haver.

2. Don't complain about your bridesmaid dress unless the bride has complained about it first.

3. you are on lipstick patrol for the bride ALL NIGHT.

5. If a chatty Uncle is talking the bride's ear off, step in and take one for the team.

6. Nothing good can come from bringing up an ex during a wedding speech.

7. If you are in the bathroom at reception, check the stalls before you say Anything about Anyone.

8. At no pint should you be drunker than the bride.

You've been a good friend to the bride, so being a good bridesmaid should be easy, right? It absolutely can be. But you'd be surprised how many ladies in the bridal party often miss the mark. Careless comments or whacked out priorities or perspective can mess with a bride's head or darken an otherwise joyous moment. In fact, too many wind up making their friend's wedding about themselves or failing to support the bride in the ways she needs.

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