Updated: Nov 17, 2019
Congrats, You're a Bridesmaid. Here Are the Jobs You've Signed Up to and the unexpected ones that might come up on the big day.
7 Most Unexpected Wedding Jobs Every Bridesmaid Should Be Ready For
1. Breakfast planner
One of your first wedding jobs as a bridesmaid is in the morning before the celebration even begins. It’s your job to make sure the bride eats. A combination of nerves and excitement will most likely have dramatically reduced her appetite. That means she may not want to eat.
This is where you come in. Stock up on a few of her favourite snacks to tempt her taste buds or make her something extra special for her big day.
Make sure she’s hydrated too. If she doesn’t drink enough water, she might become dehydrated. This goes one of two ways: she might end up with a dehydration headache or alternatively, she might suddenly feel thirsty and over-compensate with the champagne.
2. Keep an eye on the flowers
Make sure you check the flowers every so often. Does the bouquet look like it’s beginning to wilt? What’s that abandoned buttonhole doing on the floor? Does the flower crown need a little spritz of water?
We know you’re not a florist. But it doesn’t hurt to keep checking on the blooms to make sure they still look fabulous.
3. Emergency services
Laddered tights, spilt coffee on the dress, a no-show supplier…whatever the “oh my god” moment is, one of your wedding jobs is to be ready to help.
Don’t spend too much time worrying about these things unnecessarily in advance. But perhaps work with the bride to create a few Plan B’s for any worst-case scenarios to reassure you, the bride, and everyone in the wedding party.
Why not prepare an emergency sewing kit to keep to hand and some double sided tape for last minute patch ups? Here at Bellissima Weddings, we sell some really effective 'Sticky Straps' for just such an occasion!
4. Be vigilant of certain guests
For instance, maybe the bride asks you to make sure her grandmother is comfortable throughout the day. Or the groom might ask you to keep half-an-eye on his newly-divorced friend...
Check through the guest list and have a look to see who you might need to be vigilant of.
5. Time for a quick touch-up
Make sure you keep a few make-up essentials in a clutch bag.
We recommend you include:
- Blotting paper
- Handbag sized Evian water spray
- Small bottle of perfume
This means the bride can top-up her beauty look ahead of the photos and the first dance.
6. Bathroom duty
You knew this was coming as one of your bridesmaids jobs when you signed up for it! If the bride is wearing a big, pouffy dress, chances are she might need a little help when it comes to using the bathroom.
7. Prepare a post-wedding surprise
This is strictly optional, but it’s a lovely, thoughtful touch. We’re not talking anything huge. Perhaps dinner with all the bridesmaids or a framed photo from the wedding day. The possibilities are endless.