Wedding Ideas: The bridal party
How to choose and manage your bridesmaids, ushers and the best man.
Doing some last-minute holiday shopping? If you want to pick up some Christmas gifts for bridesmaids, then we've got you covered! From stocking fillers to luxury gifts, these picks from Team Hen are perfect for any bridesmaid this festive season. Plus, use our exclusive code GFB19 and you'll get a free gift for yourself with any order over £10!
It's a lovely idea to give your bridesmaids and groomsmen a little token of your appreciation for the day, but if you're stuck for gift ideas, here are some of our favourite suggestions...
Asking your best girls to be at your side on your wedding day is one of the most exciting wedding planning moments. They will be so touched to have been asked and will be keen to help you out with wedding and hen party planning, adding a little fun to this otherwise stressful process. Read More
Traditionally the role of the Mother Of The Bride is to be the hostess of the wedding. This includes organising the guest list, liaising with the couple as to what their desires are, sending invites as appropriate and then collating the acceptances to aid yourself and the bride to draw up the table plan for the reception.
The ushers are a group of men, headed by the best man, who are in charge of organising guests and answering questions. They are absolutely essential to the smooth running of the day. If they do their job well, everybody will know where they are supposed to be and when, the day will run to time and seem to effortlessly flow from one part to the next.
There are no set rules about Page boys - it is up to you. Whether you have them or not, how many and how old they are, it is really your and your groom's personal preference. Usually Page boys are under the age of ten, but not really above sixteen years old as that is treading on the toes of the ushers.
When your bridesmaid dresses have a waist sash or tie of some sort, you can choose to tie the ribbon or material in several different ways. One option is to do a box tie, which is also known as a box knot. It is easier to do a box tie on someone else than to try to do it on your dress, so you may want to assign someone to tie all of the bridesmaid dresses rather than leave it to each individual girl.
If you want your wedding to run smoothly and your groom to be as calm and organised as possible the choice of his Best man needs to be taken carefully. Here is the information you need to help you decide who is the best man for the job...
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!
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