Picking your bridal party is usually the first thing you will do when you start plannig your wedding. They are the group of ladies (or men) that will help you with your wedding tasks, take responsibility out of your hands on your wedding day, and plan an amazing hen party! With that in mind, we have 5 top tips to help you pick the perfect bridal squad, and some wonderful gifts you could give them.
Before you start asking people to be apart of your bridal party, ensure you and your partner discuss how large your wedding party will be, as ithe cost of outfits can soon build up. Another thing to consider is the venue, perhaps it is a small venue that really works better with a smaller wedding party, or vice versa!
Your first step is usually to look to your family if you are close to your siblings they are often your first choice. Of course, if they are significantly younger you may prefer to give them a different role on your wedding day, such as a flower girl/page boy.
Your closest friends will immediately jump to mind when picturing your wedding party. These don’t neccessarily need to be your oldest friends, but the people you really couldn’t imagine celebrating your wedding day without.
Your bridal party choices need to be reliable in both the lead up to and on your wedding day. You will likely be giving them tasks to help with during your wedding planning, as well as attending dress fittings. The ideal wedding party will allow you to deligate your wedding day tasks safe in the knowledge that your bridesmaids have got your back.
When you have your bridesmaid list, take a moment to step back and picture whether they will all get along. This group of your closest friends and family will be spending alot of time together, as well as potentially planning your hen party. If there is someone that is unlikely to click with everyone else, it might be a good idea to look for a different role for that person.
Whether you want to ask your bridesmaids with a gift or give them a gift after the fact, we have some wonderful ideas for you to consider!
Everyone loves a beautiful bouquet like this seasonal one from
Queen and Eden.
JEWELLERY AND ‘WILL YOU BE MY BRIDESMAID’ BOXES
Ali’s Paper has a wonderful range of
jewellery boxes, as well as . will you be my bridesmaid boxes
Why not ask your bridesmaids with a keyring that they can keep, like these
handmade ones by Clare Gray Makes?
Rosa May Crafts has a
whole range of patterns that will let you make some beautiful gifts yourself!
Want more bridesmaids tips? See our history of the bridesmaid here .
Let us know in the comments how easy it was to pick your bridal party.