Will You Be My Bridesmaid?


Bridesmaids are a huge factor in everyone’s wedding party, so let’s look at who should make the cut and what their duties should be.

Bridesmaids aren’t just there to look pretty on your big day! They have a lot to contribute to make you feel at ease before and on your wedding day, so make sure you choose your bride squad wisely.

Once you’ve asked someone to be in your bridal party, it’s hard to go back. So while it may be tempting to ask all of your favourite friends the minute you get engaged, take some time to think about who would be best for the role – ask yourself questions like ‘who is really there for me?’, ‘who is most responsible?’, ‘who can I really rely on to get things done?’

These are the types of bridesmaids we all want and need at our wedding! Those who will help you feel calm and organised, but will also help you turn up when it comes to celebrating your big day! Now let’s look at those all-important duties every bridesmaid needs to know…

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Dress shopping

Dress shopping is by far one of the most important duties of the bridesmaids and maid of honour! It’s important you have your closest girls around you when choosing your wedding dress. The bridesmaids should be there to help you make the right decision by giving their honest opinions whilst also making the experience fun and hyping you up when you’ve found the one! Also, make sure to take your bridesmaids along while choosing their dresses too so they can have a say and feel calm and confident by your side on the big day.

Here’s some boutiques we recommend to have the best shopping experience for you and your bride tribe…

Edel Tuite Bridal Design, Louth
LA Bridal House, Carrickfergus
Rio Styled, Dublin

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Organising the hen party

It goes without saying that the bridesmaids’ number one job is organising the hen party, leaded by the maid of honour of course! The bride should relax knowing that her best girlfriends will take care of all the details, but that doesn’t mean you can’t give them a few tips right? From planning the venue, inviting guests to organising food and drink, there’s a lot to think about.

To help you out, here’s some of our favourite hen party suppliers so you can organise the best girl’s night out…

We Are Vertigo, Belfast
Treacys Hotel, Wexford

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Wedding prep

We all know how stressful it can be planning a wedding, so what better way to prep for your big day than a pamper session with the girls? This is great thing to hand over to your bridesmaid to arrange as not only will it give you the opportunity to relax and catch up with your besties, but you can also tick of all the to-do’s on your beauty regime ahead of the big day!

Here’s some of the top places to get beautified with your besties…

Help plan transport

Style and beauty aside, you will need to be prepared when it comes to travel on your big day. Let your trusty bridesmaids help you out by organising the best travel options for you and your guests – you want to choose something reliable that you will get you there on time and in style!

Here’s some of the best transport suppliers we recommend for a stress free and stylish start to your day…

A.W. Beckett, Dundalk
Mid-Ulster Limos, Cookstown
Robinsons Wedding Hire, Hillsborough
Star Car Hire, Antrim

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