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How to choose your bridesmaids

by DrPrem Jagyasi
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Choosing the right bridesmaid is a crucial and important decision, every bride to be has to make. Their roles and responsibilities are not just to stand in a line in front of the altar; but a lot more than that. From planning your wedding to even coming up with Hen Night Ideas and making sure that everything goes smoothly, your bridesmaids are responsible for many things. While choosing the women you would want to be by your side, there are few things that you should keep in mind.  

 It is not the number of bridesmaids that matter

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Sometimes the misconception that many people have is the more the merrier. When it comes to a wedding, this may not be the case. As the saying goes – ‘Too many cooks spoil the broth’ well this is a reality. More is the number of bridesmaids you have, the chances of complications and confusions increase. This is why you have to sit down and decide how many bridesmaids you really want and plan accordingly.

It does not have to be just family

As much as choosing family members can be helpful, it is not a hard and fast rule to do so. You can even consider a female from your In-Law’s side who you are close to, a friend or even a relative. The important factor that you should keep in mind is the person/people you choose should be capable of handling and carrying out the responsibilities of a bridesmaid.

Do not forget the responsibilities

choose-your-bridesmaidsWhile selecting your bridesmaids, you have to make sure that you select people who can carry out the responsibilities really well. By distributing the responsibilities based on the expertise, it will give you a peace of mind that the right person is doing the job.

Consider their financial situation or lifestyle

While choosing your bridesmaids, you have to keep in mind the present situation of the person. There are certain expenses that bridesmaids incur during the wedding; you can also strike a deal of paying half to reduce the financial load if you are budgeting yourself accordingly. Also, keep in mind their lifestyle and work situation.

You do not have to return favors

Just because you were a bridesmaid during somebody’s’ wedding, does not mean that you have to return the favor. Similarly, just because someone did not ask you to be a bridesmaid at their wedding, does not mean that you should do the same.

Be prepared to hear the word NO or SORRY

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There are times when a person may turn down the offer of being your bridesmaid. Do not get offended or hurt by it. Considering that this is a huge responsibility, a person may feel that they may not do justice to the role. Accept it gracefully and move on.

Do not let anyone force his or her decision on you

Even if it is the Last Night Of Freedom, you have to make sure that you do not let anyone force his or her decision down your throat. As the bride to be, it is natural that you would want nothing but the best for your Big Day and that is why you should let things go the way you want.

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