What Things to Tell Your Bridesmaid On the Wedding
Where Wedding Gifts Should Go
When a wedding guest has a question, like where they should put their present, they’re likely to ask this of a gal who’s wearing the same dress as other gals. Even if you think your gift receptacle is painfully obvious (hello, giant bird cage), guests may not get the hint. So tell your bridesmaids where presents live in case they’re asked.
What Time the Party Ends
Sure, this info may be on your wedding invitations, but if not, this is another question with which wedding guests may approach bridesmaids. Clue them in, so they can share the info.
If You Need Their Help
Bridesmaids aren’t mind-readers. If you expect them to make sure your groom doesn’t see you before the wedding ceremony or to direct guests to the wedding reception area, let them know.
If You’re Freaking Out
Many brides go into a calm, Zen-like state on their wedding day. Many don’t. Fall into the latter camp? Give your bridesmaids the heads-up, so they don’t accidentally stress you out further--and so they’re more understanding if you’re not acting like your normally wonderful self.
If They Need to Be Somewhere Special Post-Ceremony
I’ve been a part of more wedding-party search parties than I care to count. That’s because brides and grooms often neglect to tell their bridesmaids and groomsmen that they’re needed for wedding pictures or other activities until they’ve already disappeared into the cocktail hour. Settle on a post-nuptial meeting place well before you say, “I do,” and spread the word.