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  • Writer's pictureLori Benson

The Top Qualities to Look for in a Bridesmaid/Bridesman

Updated: Feb 15

Wedding planning can be both exciting and nerve-wracking, but choosing the right bridesmaid/bridesman (B/B) can make all the difference. With the support and help of your BMs, you can create unforgettable memories on your special day. So, what exactly are the qualities that make a great bridal party?

Taylor and her wedding party at The Legacy at Green Hills in Kansas City, Missouri

Loyalty, Dependability, and Above All a Positive Attitude

A positive attitude is a vital quality to look for. You're likely to encounter a few bumps in the road during the wedding planning process, and it's important to have someone by your side who can maintain a positive outlook even in the face of adversity. A B/B who can keep a smile on her/his face, stay optimistic, and lend a helping hand when needed can be a real gift during what can be a stressful time. A positive attitude can also help to set the tone for the entire bridal party and create a more enjoyable experience for everyone involved. While a positive attitude shouldn't be the only factor in your decision, it's certainly a quality worth considering when you're selecting your B/B.

Courtney & her wedding party at Emerson Fields, Excello, Missouri

Organized and Efficient

If you're not using a wedding planner to ensure that your wedding day runs smoothly and without any hiccups, having a B/B who is both organized and efficient is super helpful. Not only will they be able to help you keep track of important deadlines and tasks, but they will also be able to help ensure that everything is properly executed on the big day.

A B/B who is organized will be able to keep a clear record of all the important details and deadlines before the big day such as keeping track of vendor appointments, dress fittings, and any other important events.

Additionally, an efficient B/B will be able to take charge and get things done when needed. They will be able to quickly and effectively solve any problems that may arise and will be able to ensure that everyone is on the same page. This can be especially helpful in situations where things get hectic or chaotic.

Caitlin & her wedding party at Main Street Abbey in Columbia, Illinois

Good Communication Skills

A B/B who is able to communicate effectively with the bride and the other B/Bs helps ensure that everyone is on the same page and that everything runs smoothly.

Good communication skills also come in handy in situations where changes need to be made or conflicts need to be resolved. If a B/B is able to communicate clearly and calmly, she/he can help prevent misunderstandings and keep everyone focused on the task at hand.

Nik and her wedding party at the Renaissance Wine Garden in Foristell, Missouri

Flexibility and Adaptability

A B/B who is flexible and adaptable is a valuable asset to have during the wedding planning process. Weddings can often be unpredictable, and unexpected changes can throw a wrench in even the most carefully laid plans. This is where a B/B with these qualities’ shines, as she/he can help keep things running smoothly even in the face of unexpected challenges.

For example, if the bride suddenly has to change the wedding date or location, a flexible and adaptable B/B can help manage the logistics and ensure that everyone is informed of the new details. Similarly, if a vendor suddenly cancels or is unable to provide their services, a B/B can help come up with a backup plan or help find a replacement.

Choosing the right B/B can make or break your wedding planning experience and your wedding day. So find supportive and reliable women/men who embody the top qualities of loyalty, positivity, organization, communication skills, flexibility, and adaptability. With these qualities, your bridal party will become a valuable support system that will help make your special day even more memorable. Choose wisely and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Jana and her wedding party at The Atrium on Tenth in Columbia, Missouri

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