Asking close friends to stand with you during one of the most important days of your life is a big moment for a friendship. You don’t want your bridesmaids to feel uncomfortable or insecure on your wedding day. Since they are there for you, there are a few things that you can do to ensure that they look and feel great and enjoy the event to the fullest. After all, this is the group that threw your bachelorette party, attended important wedding outings, and has been with you through it all. Checking in with your bridesmaids will mean more to them than you know, whether it be budget concerns, styling consulting, or even just asking them for their advice on minute wedding details.

1. Bridesmaids Dress Check-In

It’s necessary to follow up with each bridesmaid after they select their bridesmaids dress to see how they feel in it. Make sure that they like the fit, style, and are confident that they’ll be comfortable in this look for the duration of your wedding. It’s always a great idea to let bridesmaids pick the style of the dress from the particular brand that the bride chooses so that they can ensure their own comfort, flexibility, and confidence. After all, a happy bridesmaid is one that feels heard, respected, and beautiful. It’s also important to double-check on bridesmaids dress pricing-- if the dress is out of a bridesmaids’ price range, perhaps have alternative solutions to help. It will make all the difference in the world to your bridesmaids’ demeanor if they enjoy their dress and the way that they feel in it.

2. Hair and Makeup Input

Many brides ask their bridesmaids if they can afford hair and makeup or if they want to do it themselves. Either of these options is viable, or the bride could pay for her bridesmaids to get their hair and makeup done herself. It could be beneficial to give the bridesmaids some control over their hair and makeup so that they can feel truly happy with the way they look. They are standing in front of the entire wedding for a few hours, after all. Ask your bridesmaids how they feel about certain styles ahead of time, or give them a few to choose from.

3. Ask for Suggestions

From song requests to the type of appetizers served during cocktail hour, there are several things that your bridesmaids would love to give input on for your wedding. Asking your bridesmaids for even the smallest suggestions will make them feel important-- like a truly irreplaceable aspect of your wedding. It’s not only important that they feel confident during the wedding, but feel like they’ve been listened to and consulted. Bridesmaids duties don’t just stop with putting on a dress and standing at the altar, these people truly care about the success of your wedding, and they want to be a part of it.

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