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7 Unexpected Wedding Jobs Every Bridesmaid Should Be Ready For

Congrats, you're a bridesmaid. Here are the jobs you've been signed up for!

bridesmaids in dressing gowns jobs

1. Breakfast planner

It's the morning of the wedding, and time for your first job as a bridesmaid! And it is a critical one. Making sure the bride eats.

A heady cocktail of nerves and excitement normally reduces the appetite of most marring couples. Often leading to skipped breakfasts and rumbling tummies later on in the day. This is where you come in.

Stock up on a few snacks you know will tempt her taste buds or make her something extra special for the big day.

Make sure everyone is hydrated too. If the bride, or groom doesn’t drink enough water, they might become dehydrated as the day progresses. Which often leads to general tiredness, and an urge to drink even more booze than expected. Keep water, juices and energy drinks on hand at all times. Anything non-alcoholic that you know they'll happily drink.

2. Keep an eye on the flowers

Make sure you check the flowers regularly. Does the bouquet look like it’s beginning to wilt? What’s that abandoned buttonhole doing on the floor? Does the floral 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.

bridesmaids holding bouquets

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 sort it.

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 to solve any worst-case scenarios.

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.

bridesmaids toasting in dressing gowns

5. Time for a quick touch-up

Make sure you have a few make-up essentials in a clutch bag.

We recommend you include:

- Lipstick

- Eyeliner

- Blotting paper

- Small bottle of perfume

This means the bride, and your other bridesmaids, can top up their look ahead of any moment during the day.

6. Bathroom duty

You knew this was coming as one of your wedding jobs when you signed up to be a bridesmaid! If the bride is wearing a big, pouffy dress, chances are she might need a little help when it comes to using the bathroom.

If the bride hasn't already got a Bridal Buddy, you should certainly suggest it as it'll make the entire bathroom experience a lot easier.

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.


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