Choosing Bridesmaids | Different Types of Bridesmaids for your Big Day

There are two highlights for a bide, having a hen party and the wedding day itself - to make both a memorable event you need to pick the right types of bridesmaids that can throw a great party and can support you emotionally through the stresses of planning. A 2016 surgery conducted by hitched revealed that brides have on average 3 bridesmaids by their side on the big day. But what are the different types of bridesmaids and what makes them so great? I've got 3 bridesmaids and I can see them ticking a few of these boxes...

Ms Organisation
You need this girl in your wedding-planning squad to make sure that everything goes smoothly - especially when the average wedding has 75 daytime and 101 evening attendees. That's where this bridesmaid comes in to help.
She is the queen of stationary and prides herself of being the most organised person in your group and continues to jot down every detail about your own wedding so you don't have to! This bridesmaid will be the first to make sure everyone is in the right place for photos and gathering guests around the dance floor for your first dance. Once the wedding day is over, you'll wonder how you could've done it without her!

Ms Emotional
It'll not only be your mother crying on your wedding day, but this best friend too (who will be an uncontrollable emotional wreck). Just make sure she's wiped her tears for the photographs.
From the moment you announced your engagement to picking your bridal accessories, this one has cried her eyes out. This bridesmaid is the one to consult when you're trying to write your wedding vows - she'll know all the right words to say. She's definitely a valued member of your bridal party - just don't forget the waterproof mascara.

Ms Hilarious
If you've got estranged bridesmaids, you need this girl to pick the theme of your hen night, bring everyone together and to ensure the laughing lasts all night and she'll not disappoint.
With the seriousness of a wedding, this friend will definitely make it more playful - especially at the wedding breakfast when she gives a funny friendship speech! You should let  your comedienne bridesmaid make a speech on your big day ( or at least help her write it!) - she's got the funniest memories to share and has a way with words that it's guaranteed to make your guests giggle.

Ms Know-It-All
You need someone who has done this all before, and this girl has accompanied a bride at many weddings. This bridesmaid can spot the warning signs of a wedding faux pas before the occur - perhaps someone at the party is getting too tipsy or she knows that two guest don't get a long and shouldn't be placed together in the table plan.
She knows the wedding day routine like the back of her hand, she'll she'll be asking no questions and will definitely be your turning point for any advice or direction. She knows the local suppliers who you could get in touch with, and the ones to avoid - an idea friend to have around pre-wedding.

Ms Social Media
She's seen it all on social media before and will genuinely be your best bet when trying to find a florist for the big day. She's set up a hashtag of your surnames after the engagement party and has been using it when adding photos of your wedding planning progress every since - a perfect memory bank for you to look back on.
She's good on the technical side too and will design a spectacular Snapchat Geofilter for all to use. You should warn her first if you're wanting a private affair though because she'll have your first dance on a live stream and will have instagrammed your wedding rings before their even on your finger...

This guide was brought to you by The Waterfront Hotel, a wedding venue in Bedfordshire, to let brides know who they must have on their bridesmaid list! It's all a bit of fun and at the end of the day your bridesmaids should be the girls that you couldn't imagine your day without by your side. But there's a lot of jobs to get done before that day so choose carefully...
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