HOW TO SELECT BRIDESMAIDS

“As you decide how many bridesmaids to have in your wedding party, think through what you expect them to do. Ideally, bridesmaids perform duties to assist you and get the wedding off the ground. Choosing bridesmaids is a way to honor the people most important to you and to share your special day with them. Many people have trouble narrowing down the field, feeling that if they ask one friend, they must ask another, and so on. Don’t feel that because you were a bridesmaid at someone’s wedding ten years ago, you need to reciprocate the honor.”

How to select your bridesmaids?

Here are some tips on how to sidestep the misunderstandings and tensions that often arise with this important decision.

If you think selecting your bridesmaids will be a piece of cake, remember what happened to Marie Antoinette. Yes, ladies, add the title of diplomat to your list of bridal duties-especially when choosing your wedding party. Who you ask (and don’t) can be rife with turmoil.

Here are some tips on how to sidestep the misunderstandings and tensions that often arise with this important decision.

1. STAY TIGHT-LIPPED

As tempting as it is to discuss the early stages of wedding planning with every friend, use discretion in discussing your bridal party. Sit down with your fiancé first to decide how large a wedding party you want, whom you want to include, and whether you want to have an equal number of men and women before you start telling anyone.

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