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How to be a great bridesmaid!

How to be a great bridesmaid!

As a UK wedding planner, I can categorically tell you that one of the most important decisions you’ll make is who to include in your bridal party. Get it right, and you’ll share a wonderful wedding planning process together. Get it wrong – you’re in for some tough times! So, if you’ve been asked to be a bridesmaid, here’s my top advice to ensure you help the bride have a joyful wedding planning journey.

Being a bridesmaid is an important and exciting role to take on. The bride has chosen you to be by her side on one of the most important days of her life. As a bridesmaid, you are there to offer support, help with wedding planning, and share in the joy of the occasion. In this blog post, we’ll discuss what makes a great bridesmaid.

Be a Reliable and Responsible Bridesmaid

One of the most important traits of a great bridesmaid is reliability. You need to be there for the bride during the wedding planning process and on the day of the wedding. This means being punctual, responding to messages and phone calls promptly, and showing up to all events on time. A great bridesmaid is also responsible, ensuring that everything that is expected of her is done to the best of her ability.


A great bridesmaid is supportive of the bride and the wedding planning process. She listens to the bride’s ideas, offers suggestions, and helps with the decision-making process. She is always there to lend a listening ear or a shoulder to cry on if the bride needs it.

Positive Attitude

Wedding planning can be stressful, but a great bridesmaid maintains a positive attitude throughout the process. She doesn’t complain or add to the stress of the situation. Instead, she focuses on finding solutions to problems and helping to create a positive atmosphere for everyone involved.

Team Player

Being a bridesmaid means being part of a team. A great bridesmaid works well with the other bridesmaids and the wedding party as a whole. She is respectful of others and is willing to compromise when necessary to ensure that everything runs smoothly.

Willingness to Help

A great bridesmaid is willing to help in any way she can. This includes everything from helping to plan the wedding, to running errands, to being a sounding board for the bride. She is there to make the bride’s life easier and to ensure that the wedding day is as perfect as it can be.


A great bridesmaid is always prepared. She comes to wedding events with everything she needs, from a sewing kit to fix any wardrobe malfunctions to tissues for the emotional moments. She is ready to tackle any unexpected issues that may arise, ensuring that the bride is stress-free on her big day.


A great bridesmaid is respectful of the bride’s wishes and decisions. She doesn’t try to take over or make the day about herself. Instead, she respects the bride’s vision for the day and does everything in her power to make it a reality.

In conclusion, being a great bridesmaid requires a combination of personal traits and skills. A reliable and responsible attitude, supportive nature, positive attitude, team player mentality, willingness to help, preparedness, and respectful nature are all essential for making a great bridesmaid. By embodying these qualities, you can help to ensure that the wedding planning process is enjoyable and stress-free for everyone involved, and that the bride has a memorable and magical day.

Jo Pyman is an award-winning  Wedding Planner and founder of One Curious Dream Wedding Planning Agency who plans and coordinates weddings predominantly throughout London and the East of England, including Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge and Essex.

If you’d like to enquire further about my wedding planning services, I welcome you to book in a free, no-obligation consultation here.

Alternatively, you can reach me at [email protected] or 0800 772 0765. 

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