What to Do When you have Problems with Your Bridesmaids

Every bride seeks help on how to deal with problematic bridesmaids. Some problems occur when the bridesmaids have never met each other and they can find it extremely difficult to get along. Being a bride, it can be really stressful because all of them matter to you and you cannot just let them be on their own on your special day. Moreover, there can also be other unforeseen issues that can arise like a problem with the dresses, vendors showing up late, or even issues with the venue. Here we will discuss what you can do when your bridesmaids are being less than helpful.

Problem 1 – They Don’t Like the Dress

We all come in different shapes and sizes so the “one-style-fits-all” doesn’t really go over too well these days.  If you have chosen the dresses of your bridesmaids and they are not comfortable with it, you should think of a quick alternative. You may have already invested your time and energy to find the best available dress, but if they don’t like it, there is no point in forcing them. What you can do is arrange an alternative dress that they can wear. Let them choose the style and you decide the color. Of course, they should respect any limits you may have like no strapless, or nothing that comes above their knees.  In the end, they will feel more empowered and their confidence will shine through because they chose their favorite dress that will complement the event as well.

Problem 2 – I Don’t Want to Work

You should know that your bridesmaids are not your maids. They are your friends and they are here to share your happiness. You should try to treat them accordingly and ask other family members to attend them with care and concern. If they are asked to work time and time again, they will get annoyed and will want to leave as early as possible. Moreover, you can always include a male friend on your bridesmaid’s list because they will want to feel useful by helping out a little extra and keep things normal.

Problem 3 – Bridesmaids Don’t Like Each Other

There are chances that the bridesmaids may not like each other. In this case, what you can do is define areas where they will be working and limit their interactions to taking group photos, being in the ceremony and entering the reception.  If you have a wedding coordinator, have them act as a buffer when they foresee any possible conflicts arise.   It will take some of the pressure of you and make the rest of the bridal party calm so that your event will happily continue without any mishap. Just try to keep things simple as much as you can at your wedding ceremony.

Problem 4 – Bridesmaids Didn’t Show Up

One of the biggest problems that you may face is when your bridesmaids ditch you at the very last minute. All your plans are dependent on their presence and if they fail to show up, you can find yourself in serious trouble. For this problem, you should always have some backup. This is where you can ask your other friends to be ready for any kind of help that you would need.

These are some problems that you might face at your wedding ceremony. Using the solutions given above, you can easily cope with them and make your wedding ceremony a memorable one. If you like, you can also lean on the expertise of your wedding officiant to offer solutions for the ceremony, regardless of whether your wedding party is cooperative or not.  After all, it is your wedding day and all of your family and friends are there to celebrate you and your future spouse.

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Contact Common Ground Ceremonies today to learn more about how we can assist you with your wedding in New York City and the surrounding areas.  We offer elopement packages and large-scale wedding packages.  We will work with your budget and always deliver award-winning service!

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Elopement at The High Line Park in New York City
Elopement at The High Line Park in New York City

The Knot-Best of Weddings “Hall of Fame” Award 2016

It has been an amazing journey from the moment I decided to become an Interfaith Minister back in 2005.  At that particular time I didn’t know where it would lead, but I knew that I had opened up myself to be of service to myself and others.  I still don’t define myself as religious but I feel blessed and liberated when I can assist people on their spiritual journey.  I began marrying couples in 2010 and it has been one of the most gratifying experiences.  I am so moved by all of the wonderful couples I meet, hearing their stories and always feel honored to bring their families together.  As a New York City Wedding Officiant, I have met people from all over the world, straight and gay who are overjoyed to finally marry the person they love.  I have won The Knot “Best of Weddings” award for the past 4 years and because of all of my amazing reviews, I am proud to announce that I have finally made The Knot “Hall of Fame” Award.  Happy New Year to everyone and please contact me at (646)709-2090 to discuss your upcoming celebration.