Being a bridesmaid is harder than it seems, and if you are a bride-to-be, here are a few things you should consider when selecting your bridesmaids:
As a bridesmaid... what I'd tell the bride:
-Don't ask me to be a bridesmaid if you can't afford the expense, or if you have lots of sisters. I won't be offended, especially if you're honest from the start
-Don't demand that I have a spray tan so all the bridesmaids match
-Do take us to the high street for our dresses. There's so much out there and chances are we can wear them again. On that topic: don't make me wear lilac. It doesn't suit anyone.
-Don't ask us to spend a hen weekend somewhere expensive. Think about us too - we might not be able to afford it and we'll only end up resenting you as a result.
-We're here to help, so do delegate, but don't give us huge tasks like find a florist or booking a crèche service. Its undue pressure and we'll probably get it wrong.
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