A Guide To Different Types Of Bridesmaids*

Which type of bridesmaids do you have?

It’s a tough decision when it comes to choosing who to have in your bridal party. They have to be sensible enough to organise everything properly but also need to be fun enough to keep you smiling during the stress! A 2016 survey conducted by hitched revealed that brides have on average 3 bridesmaids by their side on the big day. But what are the different types of bridesmaids and what makes them so great?
The Waterfront Hotel, a wedding venue in Bedfordshire, have created this guide to tell us more…

The Born Organiser
At the average wedding, there are 75 daytime and 101 night time guests. You can’t keep everyone in check on your own! That’s where this bridesmaid comes in to help.
This girl was born to organise. She bought you your own wedding planning book but probably used it more than you. This bridesmaid will be the first to make sure everyone is the right place for photos and gathering guests around the dancefloor for your first dance. Once the wedding day is over, you’ll wonder how you could’ve done it without her!

The Teary One
She’s been your number one since day one and you don’t go very far without her. But can someone please tell her to stop crying? She’s ruining the photos…
As soon as you stepped foot down the aisle, her eyes started to water and it seemed to escalate after there (especially after a glass or two of champagne). This bridesmaid is the one to consult when you’re trying to write your wedding vows – she’ll know all the right words to say. She’s definitely a valued member of your bridal party — just don’t spend too much on her makeup…

The Funny One
Leave it with this one to plan the hen do. She’s creative and hilarious and will organize a night that’s guaranteed to get your bridesmaids to know one another. 
Some couples might want the speeches at the wedding to be heartfelt and emotional. But let’s be real — the guests want some entertainment! You should let your comedienne bridesmaid make a speech on your big day (or at least let her help write it) – she’s got the funniest memories to share and has a way with words that is guaranteed to make your guests giggle.

The Wedding Expert 
This bridesmaid has seen and done it all before. She can spot the warning signs of a wedding faux pas before they occur – perhaps someone at the party is getting too tipsy or she knows that two guests don’t get along and shouldn’t be placed together in the table plan… 

She doesn’t ask loads of questions like the other bridesmaids. In fact, you’re likely to be asking her some questions to see how other brides have done it. She knows the local suppliers that you should get in touch with, and the ones to avoid – an ideal friend to have around pre-wedding!

The Social Media Addict
This bridesmaid is the queen of social media. She’s been stalking the photos of her newly-wedded Facebook friends to find some of the best suppliers around for flowers and decor. She’s set up a hashtag of your surnames after the engagement party and has been using it when adding photos of your wedding planning progress ever since – a perfect memory bank for you to look back on. 

She’ll be the one to create your own Snapchat location filter and will be asking all the guests to use it. You should warn her first if you’re wanting a private affair though because she’ll have your first dance on a live stream and will have Instagrammed your wedding rings before they’re even on your finger…


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*this post is sponsored by Wyboston Lakes