Whether you are a bridesmaid or a bride here is a quick insiders guide to what goes on in the exclusive bridal suite.
The bride will organize a few people to be in the bridal suite to do your hair and makeup. She may even decide to give this to you as a gift or let you pick one or the other. She should send out an email a few weeks before with all the details and get a head count of who wants what. On the day of the wedding, she will have a schedule for how she wants the day to run. It doesn't matter where you are on the schedule someone has to go first and someone has to go last. Just be a good friend and do your best to get there on time; this will help keep the bride calm. Unless you just want them to only blow out your hair make sure you come with your hair dry and straight. If your hair doesn't keep curls they normally suggest you coming with day old hair.
|The Bride and I getting ready|
|Some bridesmaids hanging out in the bridal suite|
I think it makes for some great pictures when everyone is wearing the same thing while getting ready. Whether it is a robe, jumpsuit or your own creative outfit of choice it really brings the group together. Often times the bride cannot afford to do everything she wants, if she isn't planning to give you something to wear, why not wrap up all the robes and give them to her as a shower gift? Of course these weddings get expensive, so that is when you need to get creative. Check back to future posts for more wardrobe and gift ideas.
|Robes I had made for my sisters wedding|
|One wedding we had leggings made|
|Bride gave us these robes (do not mind my hair if you can find me)|
|This wedding brought old friends together and we just had the time of our lives.|