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June 07, 2018

Congratulations! You’re a bridesmaid: now let's get the party started

Attention: All bridesmaids report for duty immediately! Yes, that’s right: the second you said “yes!” to walking down the aisle with your sister, BFF or fave cousin, the duties start almost right away… and they don’t stop until after the very last champagne has been toasted and farewells have been said.

Being a bridesmaid or maid of honour can be stressful, often demanding, but most of all FUN. LENZO knows a thing or two about weddings, so we’re here to hold your hand through the bridal party process. So, grab that bottle glass of red and sit down as we talk you through your bridesmaid duties before and during the wedding.

Bridesmaid Duties | Bridal Shower | LENZO

Bridesmaid duties: Before the wedding

She might already have an idea of her dream day, but a little bit of wedding inspo never hurt anyone! This is the time to pour over bridal magazines, look up wedding fashion trends, find unique wedding suppliers in the area, and so much more. Here’s just a few things you can do together:

At this stage, whatever she asks for is your command (within reason!) So, whether she wants to go cake testing (yum!) or needs help choosing a wedding celebrant, it’s important to be ready and available, and offer support every step of the way… even when she has her bridezilla moments!

Wedding Morning | Bridesmaids Duties | LENZO

Bridesmaid duties: On the morning of the wedding

This is what you’ve been training for! Get ready on the day together (you might be asked to wear matching bridal robes, and help her into her wedding dress. If she’s wearing a veil, fix it into the bride’s hair.

Make sure she has had something to eat (and sneak her a glass of bubbly, too!) You’ll also need to help her in and out of the wedding car, and make sure her hair, dress, and makeup are looking absolutely perfect before she walks down the aisle.

Ceremony | Bridesmaids Duties | LENZO

Bridesmaid duties: During the wedding ceremony

Aside from paving the way down the aisle for her, you’ll also be expected to do a few more tasks. Some of these include:

  • Ensuring everyone is in their correct position, ready for the bride’s entrance
  • Constantly straightening the train of the bride’s wedding dress for photos
  • Signing the register (if you’re the maid of honour)
  • Holding her bouquet and look after it for the duration of the ceremony

After the wedding ceremony, the bride and groom may have decided to get professional photos of the bridal party. Throughout this point, it’s important to act as the bride’s mirror and help her look great in the wedding photographs: adjust any stray hairs, plump up her gown, add lipstick, and remove any signs of smudged mascara from those happy tears!

During the Reception| Bridesmaids Duties | LENZO

Bridesmaid duties: During the wedding reception

Now that the formalities are over, it’s time to party! Here’s just a few duties that you’ll need to undertake as a bridesmaid at the wedding reception:

  • Be the first on the dance floor!
  • Ensure nobody in the bridal party has drunk too much
  • Make a toast to the bride and groom
  • Ask guests if they have signed the guestbook
  • As the night ends, pick up any hired decorations, and the wishing well, and keep safe until you return to the bride’s house

Bridesmaids Duties | LENZO

No pressure, but your main duty above all is to ensure your leading lady is having the time of her life on her wedding day! This is by no means an exhaustive list, but you should now have a bit of insight into just some of the tasks you’re required to do when the bride pops the question to you.

Love, LENZO x

Need more help? Browse our hens day inspiration, check out the top hens day trends for 2018, or drop some hints about a gift!!


Written by Melbourne blogger Maree Mikhaiel