FOR THE MAID OF HONOUR/ BRIDESMAIDS
DO: Have a bridal emergency kit ready even if the bride says she has one—she may be too frazzled to find her safety pins or wet wipes. Be like Dora the Explorer and her crazy backpack, even some ridiculous fancy chocolate treats can be fun to have. Chocolate always helps in a stressful situation. Just don’t eat it anywhere near the wedding gown.
DO: Get yourselves dressed and ready on schedule so that the bride isn’t delayed by you. Remember, the bride already has a lot on her plate and you definitely don’t want to add to that. Be organised and don’t forget to pack your own accessories, shoes, etc. Your job is to be social, look beautiful and not cause the bride any stress.
DO: Put the bride’s needs before yours. The world literally revolves around the bride. You will be expected to drop everything if a crisis that she needs you to handle for her arises; you might be shelling out some major bucks; and your patience will be put to the test. Whatever hardships you go through during this time, remember, it is not about you. Help out unconditionally and do it without asking questions or complaining.