Nobody ever said planning a wedding was going to be easy. As you look at your best friend, you see just how stressed out, overworked, and tired she is because of all the planning needed to make her wedding absolutely amazing. As her friend, it’s your job to help alleviate some of this burden so that it doesn’t completely wear her out.
With months of preparation still on the horizon, you can take matters into your own hands and help your best friend by shouldering some of the wedding preparation responsibilities. If you do not know where to begin, we’d like to provide some suggestions for you below. By taking the suggestions and running with them, you will make the bride’s life so much easier and she’ll feel like she’s forever in your debt.
Let’s now take a look at some of the best ways you can help your best friend plan her wedding.
1. Help Her by Planning the Extra Parties
You forgot about the extra parties, right? Not only is your best friend expected to plan a wedding, she also has to plan the bachelorette party, the bridal shower, the engagement party, and so much more. With all these parties taking place before the wedding, and obviously the wedding itself, your favorite gal pal is going to be stretched so thin that she’ll feel like she’s about to come apart at the seams.
That’s where you come in to help save the day. Offer to plan the bridal shower and the bachelorette party. Take these additional burdens off of her shoulders and let her know that you are there for her. Ask her about any other engagements she may need your help with and offer to plan them as well.
Believe it or not, your best friend is going to feel like you are her knight in shining armor. She’s going to look at you as her savior and she will love you forever because you reached out and helped her by taking these huge responsibilities off of her plate and put them on your own.
2. Go Dress Shopping with Her
Again, many of us often fail to realize that dress shopping is another large obligation. Not only is the bride responsible for finding an amazing wedding gown to wear on her big day, she also has to pick out the bridesmaid dresses as well.
One option is to use the Internet to yours and her advantage if you plan on helping her pick out wedding dresses. You can visit retailer websites and check out their gorgeous bridesmaid dresses online. Either use it as a guide or consider buying directly from the Internet instead of spending an entire day going to a bridal boutique to watch the bridesmaids try on dress after dress after dress when you have a million other things to do. Even if some are plus-sized and afraid that they won’t be able to find the right size easily, you can find beautiful gowns for each body type online (Source: http://www.azazie.com/all/bridesmaid-dresses/with/size/plus).
3. Help Her Plan the Honeymoon
The happy couple is also going to want to go on an amazing honeymoon after they get married. After all of the stress and uncertainty that goes along with planning a wedding, they deserve to go on a wonderful vacation with just the two of them.
In some cases, money is going to be a real problem. They just spent a small fortune on their wedding and have very little left for their honeymoon. In a situation like this, consider creating a honeymoon wedding registry. Ask your guests to provide monetary gifts instead of buying you another set of bedsheets, silverware, toaster ovens, and other things that you already own.
Planning a wedding is going to be a stressful and difficult experience for your best friend. Help her by offering to share some of the responsibilities that would normally fall squarely on her shoulders. You will be the lifesaver that she’s been dreaming about and you’ll help make your best friend’s wedding an amazing experience that the both of you will never forget.
Amber is the proud mother to four beautiful children, Damian (27), Rosaleigh (13), Carlyn (10), Naomi (7), and a wife to her loving husband, Chancellor. Her family also includes four cats.
She loves being a stay-at-home mom and feels blessed to be able to care for her children full-time and provide them with so many opportunities through Metro Detroit Mommy. In addition to Metro Detroit Mommy, Amber has a passion for hosting karaoke and trivia with L Sharp Productions. She enjoys the Metro Detroit nightlife especially, singing, dancing and meeting new people.