Your bridesmaids will be greatly important to you throughout your wedding and also in the run up to it. You’ll want them to be at hand to help out with whatever tasks that are passed their way. The last person you need in your bridal party is a deadbeat bridesmaid. For this reason, you should select your maids carefully. Here are tips on choosing your bridesmaids.
Decide on the number
A general rule of thumb in the wedding industry is to have one bridesmaid for every 50 guests. The general idea is to pick a number that corresponds to the size of the event. The larger the wedding, the larger the bridal party should be. However, it is advisable not to exceed eight bridesmaids. This is because as the number grows, there are higher chances of the bride becoming swamped on the big day. This will make her get less attention than she ought to. Moreover, it will be harder to agree on issues such as the design of the dress.
You should also take the size of your wedding venue into consideration when deciding on the number of bridesmaids. The size of your bridal party should not only be proportionate to the number of guests, but should also fit up front. Your budget should also affect your decision. Remember you’ll have to pay for dresses, shoes, bouquets and any other extras.