It’s often said that weddings bring out the best and worst in people and nothing makes my stomach drop more than problems with bridesmaids. From that every first excited moment of asking, to the last hug goodbye- it’s such an involved role, not only for the bride but also for the bridesmaid.
I’ve seen many friendships fall out at weddings (which saddens me greatly) and many confused expectations. One bridesmaid rants that the bride excepted her to pay for everything, leaving her feeling a bit worse for wear, another bride is upset because her bridesmaids weren’t able to help her with any wedding plans. So I suppose it all comes down to expectations. From the get go making it clear what you, as the bride expect and what you, as a bridesmaid can do.
What have you done with your own bridesmaids (or if you’re a bridesmaid, the bride!) How are you handling the expectations of each other? If you had some confusion, how did you deal with it?