How to choose your bridesmaids & some great ways to ask them!


Our Top Tips for choosing your Bridal Party

You’d think choosing your bridesmaids would be easy, right? Not always. Some brides will find it an easy decision, but for others, it can be pretty tricky!

Your bridesmaids play a huge role on your wedding day, so it’s important you choose the right girls. They’re going to go through this momentous occasion with you and you will have a front-row seat. So how do you choose your bridesmaids? And how do you get past the tricky parts? Here are our tips to help you make the right decision!

TAKE YOUR TIME

It’s your decision. Don’t allow yourself to be rushed into and don’t let people pressure you. If you keep getting asked about it, just tell people you haven’t made any decisions yet. And definitely don’t ask someone just because you feel put on the spot! If you make the right decision now, it’ll save you a lot of trouble further down the line. So be really sure before you make any sudden offers.

FRIENDS VS FAMILY

If you have sisters who you are close to, you’ve got a ready-made bridal party, and one way to make your decision a lot easier. But sometimes you might prefer to ask your friends. Or, if you have a good relationship with your future sister-in-law or a friend on your partner’s side of the family, that can be another great choice. Just don’t do it out of obligation!

When it comes to your friends, consider picking those you’ve had a long-term friendship with.

IGNORE POLITICS

Stay true to what you believe in. You can’t please everyone and there may be some hurt feelings to deal with. But if you have a good reason for not asking someone, all you need to do is communicate that.

FEMALE GROOMSMAN?

You don’t have to stick to traditions. You might decide to have no bridesmaids at all. Or maybe you have a close male friend instead? Or why not just have flower girls? Do whatever is right for you. Its your big day after all!

PICKED THE GIRLS? NOW HERE'S SOME IDEAS OF HOW TO ASK THEM.

STICK WITH TRADITION

Looking for a simple, heartfelt way to ask your leading ladies to be part of your wedding party? A DIY card is a perfect way to add a personal touch to your bridesmaid proposal. This traditional proposal is a wonderful way to thank your bridesmaids for being there for you.

CUSTOMISE IT

A customised coffee mug is a creative, fun way to surprise your bridesmaids-to-be. They won’t be able to stop smiling when they discover their invitation at the bottom of their morning coffee or tea!


ADD A LITTLE SPARKLE

Show your special girls that you need them with a thoughtful piece of jewellery! Nothing says “I love you” like a stunning piece that they can wear down the aisle on your big day.

GIVE YOUR GIRLS THE GIFT OF RELAXATION

Give your bridesmaids the gift of relaxation with a kit filled with essential oils, bath bombs and delicious lotions. Nothing like a relaxing bubble bath after dancing the night away on your big day!


GIRLS NIGHT SUPPLIES

Is there anything better than rosé and scrumptious chocolate? We don’t think so, and your bridesmaids agree! Open a bottle of wine and have a girly evening of wedding planning after giving your bridesmaids the perfect DIY goodie basket.

CHILDHOOD MEMORIES

Take your childhood friends on a trip back in time with a personalised gift box. You may need to grab the tissues, because this heartfelt bridesmaid proposal is sure to be a tearjerker. Fill the box with pictures of the two of you and plenty of their favourite things!

Find the perfect bridesmaids for your wedding at Brides & Bustles! Take a look at our maids gowns section here.

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