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8 Things You Will Need to Know About Being a Bridesmaid

If you're about to be a bridesmaid, but know nothing about what to expect in actually being one, here are some things you should know.

It can cost a pretty penny: Being a bridesmaid isn't cheap, some of you may already know this if you have already been in a few weddings, but for those first timers out there, expect to spend some dough for your friend or family member's wedding.

What are some of your bridesmaid expenses?

  • The bridesmaid dress – which can cost anywhere from $150 or higher. By the way, make sure your bride checks out all our latest bridesmaid dresses at Dessy.com!
  • Shoes and accessories - If you don't already have shoes for the wedding, you may find yourself having to buy a new pair. And don't forget accessories, you will need to purchase accessories to go with the dress. Check all of our shoes and accessories also at Dessy.com!
  • Wedding-related events - This includes the bachelorette party and the bridal shower.
  • A wedding gift – You will still need a gift for the bride and groom.

However, this can be minimized by discussing with the maid-of-honor early on in the wedding planning process.

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You will be expected to be a good sport about your duties: Whether it is the bride making the demands or the maid-of-honor, you will be expected to take care of certain tasks along the way.

You may need to travel: If your bride is doing a destination wedding, this could not only be a wedding you are apart of, but an excuse to take a mini-vacation.

You may need to know how to bustle a dress: While this is primarily left to the maid-of-honor, bridesmaids are also called upon to learn how to do this just in case the maid-of-honor can't.

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You will need to hold up the brides wedding dress when she needs to use the bathroom: Yes, this will be a definite task on the wedding day you will probably have to do at some point.

You will have a reason to get your hair and makeup done: Ever watch any celebrity award shows like the Oscars and think gosh, I would love to wear a pretty dress and get my hair done? Well if you're a bridesmaid, this will definitely be a possibility.

Guests at the wedding will know who you are: Whether you are the maid-of-honor or just a bridesmaid, guests at the wedding will know who you are, because the role you are playing in the wedding is a rather important one. You will make friends with family members and other friends simply because you are a bridesmaid.

You will be exhausted: You will find yourself exhausted the next day from a night of partying. Expect everything from the top of your head to the tips of your toes to hurt the next day.

But.. you will have a great time! Enjoy being a bridesmaid!