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6 Things You Should Never Say To Your Bridesmaids

Before you put your fancy bridal shoes in it, here are some things you should probably avoid saying to your bridesmaids.

Wedding planning can make any bride-to-be go a little crazy from time to time. Not to mention a little hyper with all the excitement for the fun events to come. Both of which are totally normal! And your bridesmaids will be there to ride this crazy roller-coaster with you. But one word of advice? Treat them the way you'd want to be treated, even when wedding planning gets the best of you. Knowing what you should, and shouldn't say to your bridesmaids will help you no end in the long run. As they'll be much more likely to care when you really need it, if you've held your tongue along the way.

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6 Things You Should Never Say To Your Bridesmaids

Here are 6 things you should take a look at before you put your foot in it!

1. This bridesmaid dress will look great on all of you!

While you may believe the bridesmaid dresses you have chosen are stunning, they will not necessarily be right for all of your girls. Consider finding a style & colour grouping that'll offer each bridesmaid a slightly different dress, one that flatters each individual shape.

2. It’s time to start that diet!

No woman (or man) wants to hear that they need to lose a few pounds, especially when they've just agreed to spend a fortune being a part of your special day. So be sure to pick a dress that’s flattering on everyone, and try to make every one of your girls feel comfortable in their own skin.

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3. Are you going to cover up that tattoo?

If one of your girls has an extremely offensive tattoo, it would be permissible to ask her, gently, to cover it, otherwise, ensure her dress covers it. All other tats you will just need to deal with – love your friends just the way they are.

4. I will be needing your help on weekends right up to the wedding

Your girls will absolutely want to help out with some of the planning, but you need to understand that they have their own lives too. If your need for help outweighs the resources and time of your friends, then maybe you should hire a wedding planner. Or scale down your ambitions or DIY tasks.

5. I expect all of your attention to be on me during the reception

Of course, your bridesmaids will be at the ready to help you freshen your hair, hold up your wedding dress when you visit the toilet or tell you when you have lipstick on your teeth. But please keep in mind, they are there to celebrate, just like the rest of your guests. Enjoy watching them mingle, dance and have fun, they’ve earned it!

6. Only married maids can bring a plus one

If a bridesmaid has a significant other, but no ring on her finger, she should still be allowed to bring a date to your wedding. No question.


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