11 Ways You Can Be a Supportive Bridesmaid

As part of the bride tribe, your main responsibility is to be the bride’s support system. Wedding planning is no walk in the park. So through all the ups and downs of the process, she will need her gal pals to cheer her on. Here are 11 ways you can be extra helpful and supportive during this special season in your bride’s life. She will love you even more after this.


[From: A Fun Forest Bridal Party Shoot / Photo: Angel Cheung]


(1) Always lend an ear.

Your bride will have a lot to share–from everything about her Pinterest board, to all the difficulties when it’s crunch time. Listen to her, she will appreciate having someone to talk to whenever she feels like she needs it.

(2) Offer to do errands when the bride is busy.

Even before your bride-to-be admits that she needs help, why not go the extra step and offer to help with errands early on?

(3) Give suggestions when you feel like the bride is getting stuck or getting overwhelmed.

Many times brides get overwhelmed with all the details, information, and options. Offer suggestions when you get the sense that she’s starting to get confused or stuck.


[From: A Sweet Bridal Shower on a Mountain / Photo: Lukas Chan Photo Lab]


(4) Come to her aid when her stress level reaches unhealthy heights.

Be sensitive of the bride’s needs and fly to her the moment you feel like she’s getting too stressed and is in the brink of a break down.

(5) Liaise between the bride and the groomsmen.

If the bride needs someone as a point person with other entourage members, offer to take that task off her hands so she can focus on the many other things on her plate.

(6) Help the bride keep things in perspective.

Especially when it comes to family–a very sensitive area in wedding planning–keep the things in perspective for the bride. Help her as well with tips on how to manage traditional parents. This will be of much help to her.


[From: A Fun Forest Bridal Party Shoot / Photo: Angel Cheung]


(7) Give the bride courage when she starts getting cold feet.

It doesn’t happen to everyone, but it does happen. And when it does, give the bride some emotional support and remind her that she’s marrying the love of her life! What more does she need to fear?

(8) Create fun door games!

Come up with fun door games that you know your bride-to-be will enjoy. This is one wedding activity that everyone enjoys.

(9) Help keep the bride organized.

If the bride needs some guidance with all the details, help her organize everything. The last thing you want is a total meltdown because all the planning details are all over the place! She will appreciate your organization skills, trust us.


[From: A Sweet Bridal Shower on a Mountain / Photo: Lukas Chan Photo Lab]


(10) Go on relaxing girl dates.

Help your bride de-stress. A prefect way to relax is through a spa date! You girl friend will definitely look forward to leaving wedding planning for even just a few hours.

(11) Lastly, stay positive.

Even when it’s the hardest, stay positive. Your bride will need all the optimisim she can get.


[From: A Sweet Bridal Shower on a Mountain / Photo: Lukas Chan Photo Lab]


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