Bridesmaids Checklist – The Definitive Do’s & Don’ts for every Bride’s Besties!

If your Bestie’s getting married, you can’t just sit around & chill! Here’s our Ultimate Bridesmaids Checklist to help you! 

Behind every smiling bride, is her gang of girls! 😉 Clueless about what you’re supposed to do? This Bridesmaids Checklist is all you need to be the best bestie around!

Bridesmaids Checklist #1 – Be her Assistant!

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The Brides & Her Gang!

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Like it or not, its your time to play 2nd fiddle 😜 Not the D day, not the week before, your work starts right after she’s said ‘Yes’!

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We’ve Got your Back 😉

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From choosing the wedding photographer to meeting the makeup artist to buying sexy lingerie – she can’t do without your gyaan 😉

#2 Book it On!

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Let’s Rock!

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Don’t you always keep harping about how she can’t do without you? Now’s the time to prove it! Keep track of all bookings she’s making and save important contacts. If the mehendi artist or the choreographer doesn’t turn up on time, its your job to manage and make instant arrangements.

#3 Back the Packing!

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Raedy to for it all!

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There’s good reason why this is #3 on the Bridesmaids Checklist! What & how much to pack for the Honeymoon? 😉 Jokes apart, help her imagine and pack everything she needs on those important days when you won’t be around to hunt for her favourite push up bra or lip gloss!

# 4 Tag her Crazy!

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Tag her on all those awesummmmm fb and Instagram posts with fab ideas for her big day! ✌🏻

#5 Be her Party Planner!

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Hen’s Party!

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Throw her the best ever bridal shower and bachelor’s party to make her feel pampered and on top of the world!👰

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Check us Out!

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Make sure the party is all about her favourites – her likes, her drinks, her people, her party… her way!

#6 Get her Some Beauty Sleep!

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Time to Snooze!

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As the wedding nears, your friend will be a bundle of nerves. Help her relax and be prepared to cancel some late night parties! 😱

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Sleeping Beauties!

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Most importantly, never leave her alone in panic mode.👭

#7 Throw her a Surprise!

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Mannequins Say Freeze!

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Get together with her bae and other buddies to throw her a fabulous surprise – think flash mob or a mannequin challenge in the middle of of her bachelors!

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Party Zone = Kaala Chashma Selfie Zone!

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If nothing, coordinate a surprise jig on her Sangeet or a Facebook Countdown to kick start her ’10 days to go’!

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A Colourful Dance Jig!

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# 8 Help her Get Ready!

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Let’s Doll up!

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For once, stop fighting over that shade of lipstick & be there to pep her up with your jokes and chitchat when she’s getting ready ;p

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All Set!

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And make sure you can hand her anything she needs -tissues, handkerchiefs, safety pins, her favourite perfume, her lucky charm!

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Be her extra Hands!

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If there is a change of outfit in between ceremonies, be there. And always carry her touch up kit and phone with you… And, don’t forget, you’ve got to help her pee – it really isn’t easy managing that alone with a heaveyweight wedding lehenga!🙈

#9 Be her Entry Brigade!

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Color Coded Welcome!

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Every bride dreams of a grand entry at her Wedding… help her plan and make an awesome entry!

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Wait for HER!

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Build up the drama before she enters and keep him guessing…

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Here She comes!

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Or shower her with fresh flowers as she enters the venue with you!

#10 Party Ready – Be her Radar!

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Scan the Scene!

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Get ready before time! At the events, enter with her and help her scan the scene for those special guests she wants to meet and greet 👀

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Perfect Funny Photograph of the Bride and Bridesmaid

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Also weed out pesky guests and screen her phone for unnecessary calls to keep her away from them! DON’T get drunk too much :p

#11 Get her to Eat!

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The Gala Party with the Bridesmaid

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No bride has the time or peace of mind to eat at her own wedding. As her bridesmaid, its your job to make her grab a quick bite and a refreshing drink here, there and in between!

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Her Cuppa!

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Help her sneak out and grab her cuppa or her carry her favourite chocolates in your clutch to keep her perky and smiling!

#12 Be Camera Ready!

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The Hugs, The Kiss and The Pout!

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Yes, you’ve got a candid photographer but those pics will come in late!!!! Keep your phone camera ready and be dolled up (read color coded – dress coded) to click the best pics with your gang and bestie!

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Pastel Please, Say Cheese!

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Ready to spend and splurge a bit? Go for a professional bridesmaids shoot – you’ll not just have a ball but cherish the lovely pics forever!

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The Dress Code of the Bridesmaid

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To help your Bride with the Best Poses, Check out our blog Wedding Photography Poses for Brides – Must Have Clicks for your Dream Album!

#13 Help her Sneak Out!

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The Forbidden Kiss!

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The poor love birds are caught in the middle of all the wedding madness, so be a true friend and help them sneak out to catch some moments together! 😘

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Close your Eyes…!

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Most importantly, expect the unexpected and be prepared to face it all for her… Everything said and done, this simple bridesmaids checklist will help you keep your bestie a supercool bridechilla! Missed out something important? Let us know in comments below!

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