B a good Bridesmaid...

Bridesmaid DO's and DON'Ts
Wedding Season is upon us, and it's a wonderful time of love, reunions, new unions, and overall commitments. One commitment, not to be underestimated, is that of being a bridesmaid. You have to commit your time, money, and most of all - patience. And even though a bridesmaid is charged with supporting the bride at all costs, there is a limit. Let's explore a few, and feel free to add to the list!

DON'T agree to be a bridesmaid just because your co-worker just got engaged, is new to the area, and doesn't have any friends.
DO be gracious when asked to serve as a bridesmaid, regardless of the answer, and make the decision that's right for you.

DON'T agree to gain weight, just because the bride wants to look better than the entire bridal party.
DO feel free to give input on the style of the dress. Not everyone looks good in a satin slip dress.

DON'T agree to be a bridesmaid just so that you can meet one of the groomsmen.
DO remember that as a member of the bridal party, you are a representation of the bride and groom. So keep it classy!

DON'T agree to pay for EVERY trip, cake, and miscellaneous activity when your bride has champagne taste on a Bud Light budget. It's not your job to supplement her expenses.
DO make sacrifices with your time and energy to attend all "required" events and support your bride.

DON'T for a second think the wedding is about you, just because you're in the bridal party.
DO be genuinely happy for the bride, be at her beckon call, and give her a few allowances on wedding day.

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