Before the wedding, the bridesmaids are responsible to throw the wedding shower. The wedding shower is mainly the responsibility of the maid of honor but the bridesmaids should also help.
Being a bridesmaid can be very expensive. You are expected to pay for your dress, head gear and shoes. Any accessories are also your responsibility. There may be more things that you are expected to pay for depending on the bride and her ideas. You are expected to buy a nice gift for the couple as well.
A bridesmaid is expected to take care of the bride. The bride should look great on her special day and it is expected that her bridesmaids help make her look good. I had to take care of a very long train at one wedding. In the church the train needed to be straightened whenever the bride turned around. At the reception I had to button it up around the brides waist and keep it there throughout the night.
The bridesmaid is responsible for the brides dress to make sure the train is straight and the veil is not caught on anything. The bridesmaid must keep an eye on the bride’s attire to be sure it looks great. Once when I was a bridesmaid I needed to sew up a rip that happened when the bride was dancing. The wedding dress is usually long and can be stepped on easily. Sometimes the dress rips or gets dirty and the bridesmaid is responsible to keep it looking as nice as it can look.
The bridesmaid is not only responsible to keep the bride looking good but she also needs to keep herself looking nice. The bridesmaid needs to give herself and the other bridesmaids a look at once in awhile to make sure the attire of all still looks good as the day and night progress.
A bride is going through a lot of emotions and the bridesmaid should give a good ear to listen. Bridesmaids need to be supportive of the bride and give positive reinforcement when it is needed. The bride may need a hug often and the bridesmaid should be there to give them. A good bridesmaid should have a hankie at all times.
As a bridesmaid there may be more responsibilities for you to take care of. It will depend on the bride and what she wants of you. It is very important for you to communicate with the bride but remember she has a lot of things to think about and do for the ceremony and she may forget to tell you something. Remember to have fun and enjoy this time with the bride and everyone else involved.