Whether you’re a first-time bridesmaid who’s just feeling out bridal party etiquette, or you’re a seasoned pro a la 27 Dresses, everyone can use a few savvy tips as wedding season goes full-swing. So, we asked a group of ModCloth employees who’ve seen their fair share of aisles, bouquets, and big days to share their very best tips!
Check ’em out below to get the scoop on how to be the best bridesmaid ever.
“Save any bridesmaid drama for your mama (or date, or sister, or coworker) — only positive vibes for your bride!” – Siobhan V.
“Remember to smile as much as possible!” – Chuck S.
“Be there for your bestie before, during, and after she walks down the aisle.” – Karolina P.
“Wear a dress with pockets and always have a spare tampon, just in case.” – Susan K.
“Be ready to answer random texts at random times asking your opinion about flowers, fonts, & centerpieces.” – Jessica B.
“Be the Swiss Army knife of bridesmaids. Bobby pins, extra pair of flats, flute of champagne…check, check, check!” – Ashley B.
“Do your best to be a calming presence with a mimosa in your hand and a smile on your face.” – Natalie B.
“Don’t just be available — be eager to help!” – Ashley F.
“There are going to be some (or a lot!) group emails and texts to coordinate events, outfits, and details. They might be annoying, but respond!” – Brenda M.
“Things will go wrong. Tell your bride to make a promise to herself: not even a stampede of wild horses can prevent her from having a splendid time!” – Georgia T.
+What are your tips for bridesmaids-to-be? And don’t forget to check out our beautiful bridesmaids dresses (that you’ll actually want to wear again!).