As adults, we often fail to remind our friends how much we love them. That is aside from the obligatory Instagram collage on their birthday of course. So, asking your friend to be your bridesmaid is an incredibly clear message of love and commitment.
A marriage proposal is a romantic gesture where you ask the love of your life to spend forever with you, and equally so, asking your best gal pal to be your maid of honour or bridesmaid is in many ways a declaration of friendship.
Not only are the girls standing by your side going to be her strength and sanity on the special day, to many brides they are also the backbone and support whilst planning and preparing.
Quite frankly, bridesmaids dedicate their lives over the last few weeks leading up to the wedding listening to all of the last-minute stress. You’ll bear witness to breakdowns over the small details, hold the bride’s hand through the stress of planning and booking vendors, and inevitably cry when she finally says ‘Yes!’ to the dress.
Remind her it’s easy and quite natural to get caught up in the scheduling, timing and stress that planning such a big and memorable day holds.
Remind her at the end of the day it is all about her and her partner.
Remind her everyone they love is celebrating alongside them as they embark on one of their greatest adventures yet.
Above all, remember how much fun this day is going to be for all of you. As her bridesmaids, you can let your heart be full in the knowledge that you are one of her treasured few. The bride may have her rock, but more importantly, she’ll always need her flock.
Images by Kate Robinson, Words by Verity Dwan
Bridal gowns: White Lily Couture | Photography: Kate Robinson | Venue: Tetto Rooftop Bar | Hair + makeup: Sunshine Brides | Flowers: New England Flower Co. | Bridesmaid gowns: Runway Scout | Models: Amelia, Emma, Gillian, Sophia