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WeddingPartyThe bridal party is representative of the peers who are most important to the bride- family, friends, and partners who have helped them make it to the joyous day. It’s a wonderful tradition to gather such loved ones to help support the happy couple and share in the occasion.

However, sometimes the people that you as the bride love won’t necessarily love each other. Personalities can clash as emotions run high in the bridal party, which can lead to stress and rifts. To avoid any conflicts escalating into full-blown fights, you might have to take matters into your own hands. Here are some ideas for keeping the bridal party harmonious.

Team Organization

Often members of the bridal party have the duty of supporting the bride through the planning as well as the execution of the wedding. Rally your bridesmaids together under the banner of teamwork by giving them common goals and common tasks. One friend can double check your seating chart and confirm the caterer while another can pick up the bride’s shoes. As things get done smoothly, praise your team for working together so well. Also, make sure you’re the one assigning duties so that no one has the opportunity to bicker- you’re the boss, and they need to respect your decisions.

Customized Team Swag

To encourage the feeling that all of your bridal party is working together, consider putting together a care package for each team member. Place some or all of the following into a personalized tote printed with each party member’s name:

-personal note to each of your cherished team members, thanking them for their help and love

-customized wedding pen and planning notebook with schedule and list of each other’s contact information inside

-good mood emergency kit, including ibuprofen and sweets

-a custom shirt designating them part of the crew

-nail polish, mud mask packets, and other goodies you’ll need for your bonding activities

Such an offering unifies the party onto a team while making each person feel acknowledged.

Activities

Speaking of bonding activities, you should plan a couple of events during which your party can get to know each other better. Perhaps one or two members got off on the wrong foot early or perhaps your maid of honor is a bit shy- whatever the case, you need these people to function as a unit. To help them get to know each other, set aside some time in which you can chat about wedding plans and catch up in a relaxed setting. An evening watching movies and doing at-home spa treatments is a great way to put everyone at ease. A group brunch, wherein you can bribe your team with food, can also set the stage for bonding. And, of course, the bachelorette party can encourage everyone to have fun together and break down walls between them.

Periodic Check-Ins

The most important thing you can do to ensure contentment among your party is to make sure they know that you’re glad that they’re there. While group activities are crucial to a successful bridal party, you should plan to spend a little one-on-one time with each member. Most fights break out in bridal parties because the members forget why they’ve been assembled (which is of course to support the bride)or that people feel that their individual relationship with you is being compared to your relationships with others.

Address both of these issues in one fell swoop by showing that you appreciate them as an individual while reminding them that they’ve been asked to help you get to the altar. Running out for a simple cup of coffee or even chatting on an errand will suffice. Perhaps most importantly, you’ll have the opportunity to decompress and enjoy yourself.

Eyes on the Prize

The number one thing for brides to remember is that they can’t be everywhere at once. Sometimes bridal party members will make snide remarks to one another and sometimes there will be fits of unhappiness. You, as the bride, won’t have time to manage other people’s relationships as the date of the ceremony approaches. Take these steps early if you’re anticipating issues so you can focus on your happiness when things get hectic.

Alice is an event planner and artist. She has first-hand experience with all kinds of bridal parties, small and large, and has seen bridesmaid rivalries get out of hand. Such being the case, she believes that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

wedding dos and dontsIf you are someone who wants to make sure that your wedding goes well and that everything runs smoothly, make sure you consider what your wedding party requires. A good wedding party will see you through the worst of the storm, but to help them work effectively, keep a few tips in mind.

DO clear up personality disputes

Before you ask anyone to be part of your wedding party, tell them about who else is going to be there. If they think they might have serious personality conflicts with the other people, they can simply go as a guest.

DON’T leave things undecided

It is a bad idea to think that things are going to get sorted out on their own. There are many people who find they need to do some delegation right out of the gate, but once you have gotten things decided like that, it will go a lot faster.

DO buy gifts

Gifts for the wedding party do not have to be elaborate, but they should represent your thanks. For the groomsmen, you could order custom ties, buy cufflink sets or choose a bottle of fine wine. For bridesmaids, think about jewelry, cute hats, or gift certificates. If your wedding party is full of free-spirits and quirky people, don’t hesitate to let your gifts be a little weird as well. For example, you can choose to get your wedding party the newest video games, swords, museum-quality skulls or even tattoos!

DON’T be fussy about the bridesmaids dresses

There is a common thread where brides dress their bridesmaids unattractively. The truth of the matter is that if you think about your bridesmaids as visual accessories, you should always choose for beauty! One great way to make sure everyone is happy is to pick a color and then have the bridesmaids choose their dress’s cut.

DO ask for help

A wedding is a big deal. There are many things to be aware of, and many things that need to be done. From flowers to catering to seating, as the day gets closer, you will need to learn more and more about what has to be taken care of. If you are feeling overwhelmed, make sure you go to your wedding party. Be clear about what you need, whether it is a sympathetic ear or a night of non-wedding related fun.

Your wedding can be wonderfully stress-free if you make the right choices with regards to your wedding party!

Wedding – Reflection of love, worship, celebrations, togetherness. It is a ceremony that unites two souls for a lifetime after abiding their traditions and cultures. This D-day holds a special feeling as one has to start a new innings of his or her life. Holding great value and verve in a person’s life, the celebration of the same is done to make it memorable for a lifetime of both bride as well as groom. Not just only couples excited about the wedding, but there are close participants who are energized about the day. They are actively engaged in making the arrangements during pre-wedding days as well as on the wedding day and make sure that the wedding show up in a great manner.

Maid of Honor

Organizing and motivating are basic duties of the Maid of Honor; hence it is desirable to choose a best, oldest and loyal friend.  It is good to prefer such friend as MOH who is aware about likes and dislikes.

Maid of Honor can be considered as a chief ringleader who along with the wedding planner takes care of the shower as well as the bachelorette party. Moreover, there is also responsibility on the MOD that a bride remains at the top of everything and might also be asked for raising a toast.

Best Man

Can be a brother or best friend; Best Man can be a brother or the best pal, or it can be someone who can easily gel with the bride. He looked upon someone who can take care of all bachelor events and also good at supporting the groom, and must charmingly raise the toasts at the rehearsal dinner.

Bridesmaids

As they are members of the bride team participating in all pre-wedding activities; bridesmaids have to be vivacious and chirpy gangs of girls. Adding vibrancy and charm with their dance and enthusiasm are expected by the bridesmaids. In addition, they can be banked for arranging the best wedding flowers, running errands, visiting sites and taking care of several other tasks.

Groomsmen

Groomsmen or ushers take care of the guest seating and also assisting the best man in arranging the bachelor party. They also take part in local or regional traditions and also have active role in decorating newlywed’s car.

Flower Girl

Spreading petals of the flowers as the bride walk down the aisle; flower girl has to be cute little girl who can be a cousin or a niece aged between three and six. These small kids are also excited to accompany ring bearer, but one might also face their crying and unwillingness to walk down the aisle.

Ring Bearer

As the name suggests, the one who bears the ring. A boy who is young and can don the knickers or saddle shoes should be a ring bearer. He is present with the flower girl when she walks down the aisle.