Weddings might be wonderful occasions that allow us girls, to get dressed up, do our hair and drink champagne. However, when it comes to planning a wedding, there is a lot more to it than you would think.
I am not getting married myself, not at the moment, at least (hopefully one day). However, I have a very special friend who is getting married in the near future, which got me thinking about how much effort planning a beautiful celebration is. Obviously, it’s worth the time, effort and tears, but planning a wedding isn’t easy. That’s why if your friend is planning her big day, it might be an idea to offer to give her a hand. Whether you are in the bridal party or not, it doesn’t matter, you can still help out. If the bride-to-be accepts your offer of help, here are a few ideas for helping to make her big day as special as possible:
Get her a wedding planning book
If the bride doesn’t already have a wedding planning book to help her get through planning her wedding, buy her one. It might be something that she doesn’t think that she needs, but trust me on this, she does. Wedding planning books are amazing, they contain all the information that the bride will need to plan her wedding. They even have cute little reminders of what needs to be done and when she should call to confirm bookings.
Help her to make decisions
If there are any decisions that she’s stuck on, such as the style of her wedding invites, help her to choose the best option. If that’s impossible, find her a design that beats the two that she can’t choose between. These classic wedding invitations by Paper Themes are worth taking a look at, as they could be ideal. As it’s her celebration, the bride may struggle when making decisions. For instance, when it comes to the wedding meal, she may be unable to choose what she wants, even if the difference between two dishes is minimal. This is because it’s her celebration and she wants every last detail to be perfect. However, as her friend, you can see things from a different perspective – use this to help her make any tough decisions.
Calm her down when something bad happens
You get a phone call from your friend who is sobbing down the phone because her favourite band just got booked by someone else. Dealing with this situation can be tricky. To the bride, it’s the end of the world, but to you it’s not a big deal – surely she can just choose another band? In this type of situation, you need to validate the fact that she’s upset. Tell her that it really sucks that her favourite band go picked, and let her get all of her anger and upset out. Once she’s calmed down a bit, help her to find a solution.
If your friend is getting married, the best thing that you can do to support her is lend a hand. Even if she hasn’t asked for help, it’s a good idea to offer – she will really appreciate the gesture. The last thing you want is a stressed out bride. I can’t wait to be bridesmaid for one of my best friends and favourite bloggers Emma! I’ll definitely do as much as I can to help her!