Pay for your own bridesmaid dress
Unless the bride offers to pay, be prepared to pay for your own dress. But Kellee Khalil, founder of Loverly, a virtual wedding planning site, shares that if your bride knows it’s a struggle, she can—and should—offer to help.
Help plan the bridal shower
While Khalil says planning the entire bridal shower falls under the maid-of-honor’s duties, you should be prepared to help and be an active participant. On the other hand, these 22 wedding rules are totally outdated.
Try to attend all bridal events
Attending all bridal events is a must for a bridesmaid, Khalil says, except, of course, if you live out of town or have another family obligation. “Never say you’re too busy to participate in any pre-wedding event,” shares Cristen Flaherty, event planner and founder of Cristen & Co. Event Coordination & Design. “Everyone is busy and that is a poor excuse and you will simply upset the bride for not being a part of all the festivities.”