It’s easy to forget that your bidesmaids really are there to help. The word “maid” isn’t in the name for nothing! Bridesmaids’ duties go beyond planning the bachelorette party and the bridal shower. They go beyond agreeing to wear a dress they don’t necessarily love and showing up early for wedding party photos. When your bridesmaid says yes to being your bridesmaid, she’s signing up to be available to you for any wedding-related task, every day, leading up to the wedding. Of course, she has her own life, too. But she is agreeing to do what she can to help out, when she can. If you’re the stubborn type who doesn’t like to ask for help, cut that out—you can’t afford to be like that when you’re planning a wedding. Here are ways you can put your bridesmaids to work.
Taking save the date photos
Why hire a photographer who is going to charge you $300 for two hours when you have a perfectly able-bodied friend? Even the lower-cost cameras on the market capture high quality images these days. Ask your bridesmaid to put aside a few hours to come with you to the beach, park or wherever you’d like to take your save the date pictures and be your photographer.