What Are the Traditional Responsibilities of the Head of Bridesmaid

You are invited to be head of bridesmaid in a wedding; do you know what your responsibilities? Being the head of bridesmaid is a big challenge, if you can’t handle the responsibility, talk to the bride and politely decline. But it is also fun and fantastic job.

First, as a maid of honor bridesmaid, the basically thing you need to know as a bridesmaid, then as the head of bridesmaid, there is still some special thing you should to do.

Basically job of a bridesmaid includes, but not limited:

Ordering bridesmaid dress (style and color usually decided by bride), and mismatched bridesmaid dresses are become popular and popular, together with shoes, accessories as requested; And the bride should ask you all for your budgets before she picks the dress. If she doesn’t, speak up if she chooses a dress that’s out of your budget.

bridesmaid dress

Attending all bridal event party: engagement party, bridal shower party, bachelorette party, rehearsal dinner and wedding party; Although bridesmaids may attend several pre-wedding parties, only one shower gift and one wedding gift are to be expected.

Bridesmaid is a close friend or relative of the bride, doing errands bride needs on the wedding before the wedding day to help her get ready for the big day like shopping for dresses, addressing invitations, making favors, flower selection, caterer selection, music selection, .etc; keeping the bride calm on her big day.

errands bridesmaids can do for bride

Assist in hosting a bridal shower or a bachelorette party before the wedding. Share payment with maid of honor for the bridal shower party and bachelorette party

bridal shower invitations

Precede the bride to the altar, oftentimes on the arm of a groomsman, stand or sit near the bride during the ceremony.

Mainly bridesmaids are there for support for the bride during her day for fittings for dresses or hair and make-up for the big day, especially maid of honor, the chief bridesmaid who responsible for being the bride’ right hand women during the wedding day: holding her bouquet, helping her dress, making sure everything is running smoothly as plan.

Maid of honor bridesmaid is often asked to give a brief toast to the bride and groom at the reception.
Before the wedding:

Helping plan wedding and take care of details;

Planning pre-wedding parties (bridal shower party/ bachelorette party), other bridesmaids can offer help with organization or suggestions and share cost of the party;

bridal shower party

Sending out wedding invitations; making wedding favors if needed and table decoration; tracking gift receive and thank you card sent.

Having an emergency kit with miscellaneous items such as a needle and thread, extra nylons, a roll of tape etc;

Holding on to a duplicate list of desired shots for the photographer and videographer as well as a song list for ceremony musicians and a copy of any special prayers or readings to be used during the ceremony; keeps a duplicate song list for the reception musicians or disc jockey.

At the wedding, assisting bride with the train, veil; holding the bouquet of bride during the ceremony; carrying the grooms ring until the time for exchange rings in the ceremony; If the bride needs assistance in tossing her bouquet or in gathering single women to catch it, the maid of honor can help out.
Walks in front of the bride in the processional and with the best man in the recessional and stands near the bride at the altar signs as legal witness; helps to line up bridesmaids for formal photographs.

maid of honor stand right hand bride

At the reception, chief bridesmaid seat at the head table, mingles with guest; dance with the best man at the reception

After the wedding, maid of honor makes sure personal belongings are removed from the changing room at the ceremony site and taken back to the bride’s home after the reception and if asked maid of honor takes the bouquet for preserving and take the gown for heir looming;

The requirements are that the bride asks you and you agree, and then you do the things that the bride asks. If you can’t or don’t want to do those things, you can politely decline by talk not just email or Face book.

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