Bridal Party Survival Guide (5 Tips from a Bridesmaid Pro)

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I don't know about you guys but I am in that stage of life in which I feel like I am making a career out of being a bridesmaid. I am so excited that some of my best friends are tying the knot! 

Being asked to be a bridesmaid is such an honor and something I don't take lightly but it does require some hard work, time, and effort. I have put together a list of my top five tips to help you be "bridesmaid ready." 

1. Be there for the bride (emotionally). 

Whatever she needs be there for her not only physically but emotionally as well.  This is HER day. And hopefully (Lord willing) she only gets one. From the engagement party, to bridal showers, to wedding day make sure you are there for her for whatever she needs every step of the way.

2. Order your bridesmaid dress ASAP.

Seriously as soon as the bride gives you the dress go ahead and order. You will thank me later when you don't have to pay rush shipping charges and can ensure that you have plenty of time to make needed alternations. And while we are talking dresses even if you plan to begin a workout order your dress for the size that fits you NOW. Seriously please do this. I have seen one too many fellow bridesmaids order a smaller size with some spectacular plan to loose weight only to not fit in the dress come wedding time. 

3.  Begin your workout now. 

On the above note if you really want to get in shape for the wedding you need to begin your workout now. Not six weeks before the wedding. The sooner you start the better.

4. Get your manicure as close to the wedding date as possible. 

No one wants chipped nails the day of the wedding. Get your manicure the day or two before the wedding will ensure your nails are wedding ready. 

5. Begin whitening your teeth a month or two out from the big day. 

This last one can have a dramatic effect in pictures. Did you know that in as little as two weeks Crest 3D White Supreme Flexfit Strips can whiten teeth as well as a $500 laser treatment? Although if you want to be picture ready for showers and other events starting early is not going to hurt. This regiment is definitely worth the time and money ladies. As you know weddings are one of the most photographed day in a person’s life and smiles are center stage. Whether you’re the bride, the groom or in the wedding party, having a bright, white smile is a must-have! I used this on my teeth in preparation for a upcoming wedding and saw dramatic results in as little as two weeks. All it requires is one hour of wear per day and you will see dramatic results. Whitestrips use the same enamel-safe, teeth-whitening ingredients dentists use and provide a comfortable at home teeth whitening experience. At only $64.99 per kit I would say it was worth every penny of the difference I felt in my smile. 

At the expensive of potentially totally grossing you out I am going to share a personal before and after picture of the effects it had on my smile in just two weeks. Yes I like to drink a lot of hot tea and wine...

Pretty dramatic, huh? Told you it is worth the investment of money and time. 

What other bridal party tips do you have to share?

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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  1. Some good tips. I should've printed this out and gave it to my bridesmaids for my wedding. Albeit, mine did pretty well considering they didn't have this!