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Thursday, February 1, 2018

Tips for Being a Bridesmaid

Words by Courtney Kellar
Photos courtesy of Fred Marcus Studio

Wedding planning can be stressful not only for the couple, but for their friends and family as well. Being a member of a destination wedding bridal party can carry immense pressure; responsibility to ensure things run smoothly, planning secondary wedding events and making sure the couple keeps a level head on the big day. Gourmet Advisory Services is a premier event planning and party coordination company that produces top-notch weddings. They have firsthand experience in dealing not only with wedding couples, but their bridal party. Thankfully, their sharing some tried-and-true tips for bridesmaids and maids of honor.

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Claudia Warner, Executive Vice President of Gourmet Advisory Services has compiled some survival tips for the maid of honor and bridesmaids to make the big day enjoyable for everyone!


  • · Accompany the bride to wedding appointments (If she would like you to!)
  • · Keep calm and collected
  • · Offer to help the bride in any possible way
  • · Make sure the bride eats
  • · Have fun and embrace the craziness
  • · Lead the bridesmaids by example
  • · Keep your speech short and sweet


  • · Take things personally - Understand that the bride is a glass box of emotions
  • · Start drinking Champagne too early – It is a LONG day!!
  • · Complain – The bride already has enough going on!
  • · Wear something very revealing – It is the bride’s day to shine!
  • · Hover over the bride – stay within arm’s length if she needs anything, but respect her time with others

For more information about Gourmet Advisory Services, visit

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