The Ultimate Guide to Supporting Your BFF On Their Wedding Day

I don’t know if this is obvious or not, but your support team on your wedding day is without a doubt crucial. If someone you know, perhaps a BFF, is currently in the midst of wedding planning it is your DUTY to be the ultimate support system. As a designated BFF to this potential spouse-to-be, it’s so important to be able to help them throughout this stressful and exciting time. They are most likely stressed juggling work, family, life, AND wedding planning. Below is the ultimate guide to supporting your BFF on their wedding day. This is to ensure that you keep your friend happy and stress-free!

Do A Check In

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One of the most impactful things that you can do for your best friend on their wedding day is simply check in on them. This isn’t just on the day of the wedding, but also leading up to their wedding day as well.

You want to make sure that you are not a bystander to the planning process. This is especially the case if you are a wedding party member! You’re not just a guest, but you’re also a part of the group that is putting on the wedding itself.

There is a very good chance that your friend is afraid of asking for help for fear that they will be a burden. If you were to actively offer your time and energy, you can be sure that your friend has all the help they need to cut down on the stress of planning. Even if you were to just offer an ear to listen to them vent about whatever is happening. Some support is better than no support.

Be A Helping Hand

One of the more obvious ways of supporting your BFF on their wedding day is being a helping hand. On the wedding day itself, make sure to keep your eyes peeled for any problems that may arise.

Be cautious of your surroundings and try to pay a little bit more attention to what is going on around you. Ideally, you would want to make sure they are being taken care of before they come to the spouse-to-be’s attention.

Seeing your friend’s train drag on the ground and get dirty? Walk over and pick it up. Hands are full between the bouquet, bridal bag, and hydration? Become the pack mule for the day. You’d be surprised how going a little bit out of your way will make all the difference to your BFF getting married.

Know The Timeline

As a member of the wedding party, it’s your responsibility to have at least a general sense of what’s happening when. By ideally knowing the timeline of the day, you can make sure you’re present at the correction location when you need to be. This helps eliminate the need for a search party and ensure the timeline stays on track. You all know how much I rave about a solid timeline, so having one is key. Learn more about the importance of wedding timelines here!

Keep The Getting Ready Space Tidy

An easy way to help eliminate any stress and support your BFF on their wedding day is by ensuring that the getting-ready space is clean and tidy. Have you ever had a moment where things just got so messy and overwhelming that you slowly started to freak out? Now imagine the spouse-to-be on top of everything else that’s going on.

A great way to be a supportive friend on the day of their wedding is to ensure that the getting-ready space stays clean and organized. This not only helps create a mess-free environment, it eliminates stress, creates a beautiful backdrop for photos, and makes sure that everyone is ready to go on time.

Keep Your Composure

We all know that one wedding guest who maybe has had a few too many drinks and starts to cause some sort of scene at the party. Yeah, don’t be that person. Remember that this day isn’t about you and you don’t want to be remembered as the person that derailed the wedding. Keep things as cool, calm, and collected as possible, and try and keep your composure throughout the wedding day. All you need to do is make sure you maintain a healthy balance and everything should be fine!

Good Vibes ONLY

Last but certainly not least, you want to make sure that you always have a smile and bring good vibes to the wedding day. Nothing is a buzzkill more than knowing that one of your friends isn’t having a good time. Whatever comes your way on the day of the wedding, whether early morning, extreme heat, tiredness, or rain, be ready for anything and whatever your couple wants to do. At the end of the day this is their day so try and make the most of it and suck it up as much as you can! 

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The Ultimate Guide to Supporting Your BFF On Their Wedding Day

Your role as the designated supportive BFF is to bring good vibes and to support your friend. Be the helping hand and be ready for anything and trust me when I say they will appreciate it and remember it. By following this ultimate guide to supporting your BFF on their wedding day, everything should go absolutely perfectly. 

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