Deciding which friends you want to have by your side on your big day can be hard. Of course, you want your bridesmaids to be responsible enough to organise a memorable hen do but fun enough to keep you smiling during the stressful planning stages. A 2016 survey conducted by hitched revealed that brides have on average 3 bridesmaids by their side on the big day. But what are the different types of bridesmaids and what makes them so great? The Waterfront Hotel, a wedding venue in Bedfordshire, answers the question.
Research revealed that the average wedding hosts 75 daytime and 101 evening guests. Whilst you mingle with family and friends, you need someone to keep these heads in order. That’s where this bridesmaid comes in to help.
She’s always the friend who organises the Christmas night out and if any birthdays are coming up, she can throw a memorable party! She even bought you your own wedding planning book but probably used it more than you. This bridesmaid will be the first to make sure everyone is the right place for photos and gathering guests around the dancefloor for your first dance. Once the wedding day is over, you’ll wonder how you could’ve done it without her!
The emotional bridesmaid
This girl has been your best friend since first school and she just can’t believe that your big day is finally here. But can someone tell her to stop crying, she’s ruining the photos…
It all started over the glass of champagne at breakfast and she just continued to cry from there. This bridesmaid is the one to consult when you’re trying to write your wedding vows – she’ll know all the right words to say. She’s definitely a valued member of your bridal party — just don’t spend too much on her makeup…
The wedding day expert
It’s certainly not this bridesmaid’s first wedding, she’s attended more weddings than she can count on her two hands and has seen it all before. She can spot the warning signs of a wedding faux pas before they occur – perhaps someone at the party is getting too tipsy or she knows that two guests don’t get along and shouldn’t be placed together in the table plan…
She doesn’t bother you too much about the arrangements for the day and knows exactly where she should be standing when the vows are being made. In fact, you’re likely to be asking her some questions to see how other brides have done it. She knows the local suppliers that you should get in touch with, and the ones to avoid – an ideal friend to have around pre-wedding!
The comedienne bridesmaid
Give this bridesmaid the responsibility of organising the hen do. She’s creative and hilarious and will organize a night that’s guaranteed to get your bridesmaids to know one another.
Although some wedding speeches are soppy and romantic, it’s a long day and the guests would rather see some entertainment! You should let your comedienne bridesmaid make a speech on your big day (or at least let her help write it) – she’s got the funniest memories to share and has a way with words that is guaranteed to make your guests giggle.
The social media addict
You can usually find her choosing the best filter for her latest Instagram post and she’s been stalking the photos of her newlywedded Facebook friends to find some of the best suppliers around for flowers and décor. She’s set up a hashtag of your surnames after the engagement party and has been using it when adding photos of your wedding planning progress ever since – a perfect memory bank for you to look back on.
If you’re looking for someone to create a Snapchat filter for the big day, she’s the one to ask. You should warn her first if you’re wanting a private affair though because she’ll have your first dance on a live stream and will have Instagrammed your wedding rings before they’re even on your finger…