So you've been asked to be a bridesmaid, congratulations! There is plenty of fun to be had, but also remember that you are there to support the bride as she travels into the white zone...

Here are a few tips from real brides to their bridesmaids that you should consider:

-Please do tell me if my bum looks big in a dress that I try on. I have to be able to count on your honesty.

-If you're single, don't organise my hen night as if it's your personal pulling session!

-I'd really appreciate it if you didn't get blind drunk at the wedding. I'll need you to help me with loo visits and to call for last-minute taxis' for guests at the end of the evening.

-Do tell me if you don't like your dress. We can try to alter it or find a different neckline. I'd rather know early than have you seething about it for six months.

-Do be patient with me and listen to my moaning. There's no one else I can turn to and I need my best friends to look after me.

-If your having difficulties with a job, please shout for help rather than stress out about it or risk having a last-minute crisis!

Do you have more advice for bridesmaids? Leave us a comment below!

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