How many is too many?! Can you ever have enough?!
One of the nicest things about my job is seeing everyone come together on the wedding morning. There’s no better place to be than to be around a happy, bubbly, excited group of ladies ( with Prosecco!) ! The wedding morning is often an event in itself, the anticipation for what’s about to happen, surrounded by your friends and family, the pampering, the nervous chatter, the happy vibes – I love it! Some people get ready at their venue, others at home and many bridal parties even choose to wear matching robes too (which looks great in the pictures!). However you’re spending your wedding morning the celebration really does start here! So many ladies tell me that its when I turn up they realise that its all really happening!
As a professional, timing is my problem not yours. I’ll never rush you, i want you to really enjoy the wedding day experience of transforming into a bride and its important that we make the most of that for you. When I’m working alone I will only commit to a set number of people to ensure that I have time for everyone on the wedding morning. That doesn’t mean that I can accommodate the larger bridal parties too. When there more ladies that I can manage I bring along an assistant to help with the workload. An extra pair of hands ensures that we run on time and everyone gets to be part of the hair and make up action! Getting everyone ready together means that you can all still sit and chat ( and open gifts, and take pictures and drink more Prosecco!) whilst the process takes place.
Some brides like to have all their bridesmaids matching, same make up look, same hair style – whilst others are happy for each individual to choose a style that they are most comfortable with. I will always speak with the bride directly to make sure that she is happy with the choice made but ultimately, and as lots of brides understand, if the bridesmaids feel good – they will look good too! ( Which will then make sure your photos look even better!) There’s really no point asking your very best friend to have her fringe pinned back off her face just to match the others if you know it will make her feel self conscious. I always love to hear the stories about the relationship between a bride and her bridesmaids. Some are related, some have been inseparable since play school and some were even found in the ladies loo’s on a drunken night out!
Some brides go for matching dresses, whilst 2018 saw a lot more variation when it came to bridesmaids. Some wore the same colour but a different dress and some wore the same dress but in different colours. Whatever you choose for your bride tribe – don’t stress over it – your girls have got your back! I can’t wait to see what the rest of my 2019 weddings bring! ( You can see some of my previous bridal parties getting ready here! )
One important question I hear a lot is ‘Just how many bridesmaids should I have?’ and ‘How many is too many?’ And the answer is…..Well, there isn’t one! Some ladies have a whole heard of friends that they want to share the experience with them, some just a select few. There’s no right and wrong. It’s certainly a case of quality over quantity and it’s down to you who you want with you on your day. One of my brides last year had 20 bridesmaids – seriously! ( And no before you ask I didn’t have to get them all ready! )
As I’m sure all bridesmaids will agree its an honour to be asked to support someone in that way on their big day and it’s a real privilege. So no matter how many ladies you have in your tribe, whether it’s 2 or 20 then don’t forget that its your day, and you can have whoever and whatever you like!
I look forward to joining you all!