All About Bridesmaids

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I was so lucky to have the best bridesmaids ever! I choose to only have family in my wedding party and looking back I am so glad that I did. It made everything for me so much easier!  But, before we get into this, make sure you check out all the other post about our wedding!

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Having helpful bridesmaids is the key to having a perfect wedding! So meet my bridesmaids! Kelly, Kristen & Kristy. Kelly and Kristen are my older sisters, they both helped out so much and made my vision come true for my wedding! Kristy is Justin’s sister (my new sister-in-law.) She lives in Tennessee, so she couldn’t be here a lot, but she helped out so much! Kelly kept me going, she would set deadlines for me and, make sure that they get done!



The Tips To Keeping Happy BridesmaidsKeeping Happy Bridesmaids

First, let them know what to expect. Are you wanting your bridesmaids to get together multiple times or just a couple? Will they be planning the bachelorette party or the bridal shower? What will they have to pay for?  How much will their dresses be? There are so many answers you should give them when you first ask them to be in your wedding.

Check out how I asked my bridesmaids to be in my wedding – here.

The Bridesmaids Dresses

I knew I wanted all my bridesmaids to wear different dresses. So, I let them pick out their dresses. The only thing I knew I wanted was lace & either dark purple or navy. It was is easy on all of us. They were able to watch prices while looking at dresses! They actually found their dresses at JCrew. They ordered them online during their own time and it was the easiest thing! They found one collection that had six or seven different dresses, so they were all able to pick the exact one they wanted. Looking at their dresses, I don’t think that it could have gone any better!

Bridesmaids gift bagsBridesmaids Gift Bags

Another way to keep your bridesmaids happy are gifts! Who doesn’t love gifts? I got the cutest bags monogrammed from Posh Princess Bowtique. I was able to put them together a goodie bag to thank all of them! I couldn’t have gotten so much more from Posh Princess Bowtique. You guys have to check out her shop! They have the cutest things ever! In the bag, I gave them the sweatshirts we wore on my wedding day. (Check them out here.) I also put a coffee mug & wine! You can never go wrong with wine!

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Your Bridesmaids Time

Remember, it’s your wedding! You will tell so many people that during the planning process, but Posh Princess Bowtiquesometimes I think you need to tell yourself that! You can’t make your bridesmaids put in all the time. If you are expecting them to put in massive amounts of time, fights are bound to happen! Luckily for me, my bridesmaids were family so they were able to put in massive amounts of time! I can never be thankful enough for all they did!


How did you make your bridesmaids happy?




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  • Meredith Nye (semibalancedmama

    I love the new trend of each bridesmaids having different dresses. It makes so much sense to me!

  • My bridesmaids all picked their own dresses too, it’s so much easier when everyone suits something different!

  • Amanda Schreiner

    Our wedding was very small so I only had one bridesmaid and she TRULY took her place as a help and encouragement on and beyond the big day! But one of the pictures our photographer took sums it all up … she looks SO happy for us, and that’s the most important thing!

  • Lindsay Katherine

    This is such a sweet post! I also let my bridesmaids choose their dresses, which was great because they all had something we both loved, that fit them well, and was in their price point. I am a bridesmaid in my friend’s wedding now, and I’m trying to help as much as possible. It’s so much fun for me : )

  • well hello new favourite bride! So many people just take their maids for granted, treat them like DIY slaves, and expect them to move mountains (while spending a bundle) – Brides should always remember these are their nearest and dearest!

    Sounds like you remembered that just fine 🙂

    Laura @

  • Ashley Chase

    I love those bridesmaid bags!!

  • Brittany Ashmore

    Love the bags girl!!!! Cute jewelry!!!!!!!!!!! I love the time you took to make them feel special!

  • jessica

    I love those bridesmaids dresses! and those gift bags–so adorable!

  • Neely

    I am loving those bridesmaid dresses!

  • Their dresses are so pretty! These are some great tips!

  • Great post!
    I can’t wait to give my bridesmaids their gifts on the day of the wedding.

    xoxo, Jenny

  • I definitely have been in a wedding where I was not happy at all, but the wedding I’m currently in [other then the dress]; it’s much better! I spoiled my bridesmaids a ton during my wedding.