Some brides know who their bridesmaids will be even before they got engaged. For others, there are far too many close friends and family to make the decision an easy one without fear of offending someone. Whether it is the Maid of Honour or the flower girls, we will try to show you the safest route through this minefield!
In the UK, the main role of flower girls is simply to look cute and scatter confetti. Your maid of honour and adult bridesmaids meanwhile have far more important tasks, most importantly keeping you calm and organised before the wedding and throughout the ceremony.
Having chosen your bridesmaids, maid of honour and flower girls, hopefully without offending too many friends and relatives in the process, your next dilemma is the bridesmaids dresses.
It is difficult to find a dress that everyone will be happy in. The flower girls just need to look pretty and charming however older bridesmaids do not want to look like mutton dressed as lamb, and young bridesmaids don’t want to look their granny. The most important thing is that everybody is happy so they don’t have to think about what they are wearing and enjoy the day. Remember to think about the bridesmaids shoes and jewellery as well!
For the bride who has just patting herself on the back after successfully navigated the tricky issue of bridesmaids dresses, it is time to start on the next dilemma; your bridesmaids shoes, and more specifically, heels or not. While flower girls are usually delighted with strappy flat sandals or ballet pumps, older bridesmaids may feel uncomfortable in flat shoes, regardless of whether their heels will mean that they tower over you.
In the past the bridesmaids jewellery was a simple string of pearls, however more recently brides have been more adventurous in their bridesmaid’s jewellery. Many brides choose to give their bridesmaid a gift of a simple piece of jewellery to be worn during the wedding and kept as a wedding keepsake afterwards to thank their bridesmaids for playing such a fantastic role!