About Theresa | Bridesmaids Confession

I’m Theresa Bailey, the Head Bridesmaid in Charge here. My favorite things about bridal showers and bachelorettes are decorating, hanging with friends, creating memories, and a popping the bubbly!

Blow The Bride Away With These Brilliant Shower Ideas

Bridal showers are in full swing at the moment. If you’ve been asked to be a bridesmaid, and you’ve been tasked with organizing a shower, you want to make sure that it’s the event of your bride-to-be’s dreams. Planning any kind of celebration can be stressful, but when you have the added pressure of trying to impress somebody else, the job can become a whole lot harder. If you’re about to start the planning process, here are some tips to help you blow the bride away.

Brilliant Bridal Shower Tips That Will Blow The Bride Away

Think carefully about the theme

Choosing a theme can often make life easier when it comes to booking and decorating a venue. Before you go in all guns blazing, think carefully about your friend, and what they like. Have they pointed out any photos they love in wedding magazines, or have they been obsessively pinning pictures of showers on Pinterest lately? Consider the tone of the wedding too. If they’ve gone for something very understated, chances are they don’t want a lavish, formal, or over the top shower. You don’t have to go crazy with a theme by ordering millions of props or table favors. Sometimes subtle is better. If you want to keep things chic and simple, for example, choosing a color scheme often works really well. For example, you could go for blush pink and gold for a traditional bride, or monochrome if you’re planning dinner for a modern bride at a swanky hotel.

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How to be the Best Bridesmaid Ever!

You’ve been asked to be a bridesmaid and you know everything that is expected of you for this honored task. In fact, you know you’re going to rock the basic duties and want to step up your game. Lucky for you we know exactly what you need to do to be the best bridesmaid ever!

Tips for How to Be the Best Bridesmaid Ever

Be the Bride’s Eyes and Ears

“A photographer will be around most of the day, there are so many memories to capture. Having a bridesmaid who is familiar with wedding guests and can help keep things energetic, fun, and on schedule is every bride AND photographer’s dream! Having another bridesmaid on the look out for the little things the day of the wedding is also so important. Keep on eye on the bride and when she needs her bouquet held, train picked up, a tissue, makeup/hair fix. Bridesmaids have a big role of keeping the bride a priority and helping create lasting memories and beautiful photographs to look back on!” – Courtney, Owner of Courtney June Photography

Golden Oak Farms Bridesmaids and Bride Clinking Glasses.

 Get Assistance From Professionals

“Event planners aren’t just for the bride and the wedding day. Bridesmaids can use an event planner for coordinating the bridal shower, bachelorette party, or a dress shopping brunch.  A wedding planner can help you find the perfect location for the guest list, help you design a theme around the event, provide insight into cost and deals/promotions going on, and help with choosing ideal vendor partners for the event.  They have experience with all types/styles of events, so utilize their expertise to help you throw a stress-free, fun event for the group.” – Jaime Engebretson. Owner of J’aime Events

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Calling All Bridesmaids: Did You Say ‘Yes’ Too Soon?

Being asked to be a bridesmaid is a fantastic honor as it not only solidifies just how much your friendship means to the bride, but also that she wants you up there with her on the most romantic day of her life. However, while you’re brushing tears away from your eyes, jumping up and down and squealing over her handcrafted ‘will you be my bridesmaid’ gift box it’s all too easy to say yes! You may be thinking, well, why wouldn’t I? But it’s often only once the excitement has died down and you’ve had a chance to look through everything that you actually see just how much work goes into planning a wedding – even if you’re not the one who’s getting married!

Should you say yes to being a bridesmaid?

Who Pays For What?

It’s an uncomfortable conversation for anyone but before you get busy clearing your social calendar you need to consider your finances. As we’ve said weddings aren’t cheap, so you may be required to contribute a significant amount towards an outfit plus hotel costs, flights if it’s a destination wedding or you live out of town, and a gift for the happy couple. Dresses can range from $100 to $500, and the price could be even more if they’re being designed from scratch. Many brides try to keep expenses down, and often try to cover as much as they can to show their appreciation for the bridal party.

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What You Need to Know About 2017 Bridesmaid Dress Trends

If you are all set to be a bridesmaid this year, there is a lot to look forward to in bridesmaids dress trends. Whether the bride is a fan of classics or prefers current dress styles, there are sensational options to choose from this year. Take a look at this round-up by the fashion experts at Canada’s premier bridal destination, Best for Bride, of what is hot and happening in bridesmaids fashion in 2017.

Bridesmaid Dress Trends for 2017

Stylish single-shoulder dresses

Sexy and glamorous, the one-shoulder neckline detail is a favorite in the wedding world. It is a dress style that allows you to show off your shoulders without baring too much skin. Single-shoulder dresses are best with a defined waistline, though they are available in column and dropped waist designs too. This practical dress style looks flattering on almost everyone, making it a great choice when the bridal party has women with different body types.

Ruffled one-shoulder Mori Lee 21503 dress from Best for Bride Canada.

Ruffled one-shoulder Mori Lee 21503 dress with full-length skirt. Matching tie sash defines waistline of the A-line silhouette.

Floral patterns on dresses

Floral prints are a popular trend for 2017, as noted in the trend report on the Fashionisers website. This year, the popular print takes on dimensions at either end of the scale, appearing as big and bold prints or as a scattering of miniscule floral motifs. Spring and summer will see many brides opting for floral patterns to liven up their bridal party outfits. This print is a winner at garden weddings. Florals look good in tea-length dresses and full-length gowns.

Floral printed chiffon 21528 gown from the Mori Lee from Best for Bride Canada.

Floral printed chiffon 21528 gown from the Mori Lee bridesmaid collection. Cap-sleeves, sweetheart neckline and A-line silhouette with side slit.

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