Being a bride-to-be can be one of the most exciting, yet stressful times in any woman's life. In preparation for all the stress any bride will face, she should surround herself with those that mean to the most to her- her bridesmaids.
There will be disagreements and "bridezilla" moments, but here are a few things every bride wants her 'maids to remember.
You Were Picked for a Reason
You were not asked to be a bridesmaid because I thought you would look great in blush. You were asked because you have stood by my side through some of the best and worst moments in my life. It is unimaginable to not have you by my side on the very best day.
A Little Help is Always Welcome...
Whether it's addressing envelopes or learning how to bustle my dress, your help is always appreciated. You may have organized my messy wedding binder or diffused a little family drama for me, and for that I am grateful in every way. I am grateful for you.
...but Don't Try to Make This YOUR Dream Wedding
While I appreciate the help and the input, please don't get mad at me when I choose to go with the dress that I loved, but you didn't. I need your support, not your criticism. There are opinions flying at me from every direction, I need you to fall back on for the extra support.
I Want You All to be Friends
You are all some of the most important people in my life, and chances are, you will be seeing a lot more of each other through the various milestones we will all share together. It is my sincerest hope that all of you get along and become friends.
I Love You
I don't say it enough. Not a day goes by that I am not thankful for our friendship, your love and your support. No matter how, why, or when our worlds collided, I am so very happy they did. I could not do this without you.
Style Me Pretty Contributor – Maureen Cromer is a wedding planner, blogger and public relations professional from Baltimore Maryland, where she lives with her fiancé and kitten. When she isn't working, you will find her running through the scenic trails of Maryland or sailing around the Wye River with her water-loving family.