SQUAD GOALS; PICKING UP YOUR BRIDESMAIDS!
Behind every happy bride, there will always be a gang of equally silly and beautiful bridesmaids to rock your after-marriage party. Hence, not to mention the gravity of picking out your bridesmaids. Never you brood cause we got your back!
PICK UP YOUR NUMBERS FIRST, THEN THINK OF THE REST OF THE STORY!
Before sorting out who you want to make your bridesmaid, it is vital to decide how many bridesmaids you will need for your big day. May it be that your one single crazy childhood nut or two to three of your partners of crime in your college or family or a gang of tens! Just take it to your heart that your bridesmaids will be a reflection of your own handpicked, movable comfort zone that you will be carrying all-around your ONE BIG DAY!
REACH YOUR FAMILY IF YOU WISH NOT TO SEE A FAMILY FEUD RUINING YOUR HAPPY FACE ON YOUR DREAM DAY!
Just because you will be the bride, you are not left to stand up for yourself in picking out the bridesmaids alone. Customarily, your family might want to include your distant or close relations like your sister, sister-in-law, or even nieces in the bridal party. Hence, it is better to have friendly conversations and share your plans with them to finalize whether your family will be okay with your bridesmaids just as much as you are.
"While you may have a big social circle, choosing your bridesmaids should not be a people-pleasing exercise. Think about who you speak to regularly, who show genuine interest in your life, who are trustworthy and kind, and who have been there through thick and thin. They are the keepers and the ones who will make the best bridesmaids."
-Brides by Alex Gukalov-
Here, your childhood friends can also be one worthy option. True, you people might not be in touch for a quiet time. Still, if you can be like your old selves again just after seeing each other, give it an excellent thought to make them your bridesmaids, for you will never need to act but share your day along with them like once you used to do.
HAVE YOU FORGOTTEN THOSE LITTLE FLOWER GIRLS AND PAGE BOYS WHO OVERLOAD BRIDAL SQUADS WITH LOVE AND CUTENESS?
Either you can ask your young nieces and nephews or from your friends or acquaintances with children whether they would like to participate their little ones for your wedding squad. Let alone that sometimes little people will be mischievous cause ultimately their cuteness will overload your whole bridal team, adding different colours and waves of laughter, which will look extortionately well on your weddings photographs!
"Once you have settled on your squad, decide who will take the lead role as maid of honour. This might be an obvious decision for some, but for those who need a little more help consider the responsibilities that come with the chief position (directing the bridesmaids, hosting the hen party, holding the bride's bouquet and arranging her veil on the day etc)."
-Brides by Alex Gukalov-
Once you clear out who will be your bridal squad, you can assign roles among them, namely, Maid Of Honor, Bridesmaids, Little girls, flower girls, page boys, making sure that everyone in your squad has a vital role to play!
REMEMBER, THE MOMENT THAT YOU ANNOUNCE YOUR BRIDAL SQUAD WILL NOT JUST BE AN ORDINARY ANNOUNCEMENT. IT WILL BE ALL ABOUT THE JOY, TEARS OF HAPPINESS, HUGS AND KISSES THAT ARE YET TO COME!
Perhaps you can go for creative approaches like sending bridesmaid's dresses along with personalized sweet treats like chocolates, cupcakes or invite your to-be-bridal-team randomly for a surprise and make the announcement. That will not only make your bridal squad profoundly honoured and touched but also advance an unbreakable solid bond between you and your bridal squad, which will make the first move to a comfy wedding atmosphere and brilliant bridal squad photoshoot!
Photographs are Courtesy of Elia Davide Weddings ( www.eliyadavide.co)