PH: Stefano Santucci

Bridesmaids are members of a bridal party in a wedding. A bridesmaid is typically a young woman and often a close friend or relative. The bride can also choose the principal bridesmaid, called the chief bridesmaid or the maid of honour.

The duties of the bridesmaids are to attend to the wedding ceremony and to assist the bride with the planning of the wedding-related events, for example bridal shower or bachelorette party, if there are any.

Advice to the Bride: since Bridesmaids have to carry the weight of the wedding planning with you it’s important to focus on girls that really know you and know how to push your buttons and to talk some sense into you in times of stress!

This is also why they deserve to have their special “reward” also on the wedding day!

Bridesmaids’ accessories

When the dresses for the bridesmaids are already picked up it’s time to complete the look with some accessories and there is more then an option to choose: on the one hand you can let them accessorize themselves, in particular if they’ll all be wearing the same dress, giving them different accents, on the other hand you can give them a theme to work with, for instance accessories similar to bride’s ones. There are so many kind of accessories you can choose for your bridesmaids, from the most classical (earrings, bracelets, necklaces…) to the most fanciful (sparkly headpieces, clips, hair comb pins, flowers, headbands, head jewelry, tiaras…).

Finally, very important for a perfect bridesmaid’s look is to have a beautiful bouquet or corsage, that’s the most romantic and also a perfect gift for your bridesmaids. The flower for the bouquet can be for example typical flowers of the place you decide to celebrate the wedding, and talking about a summer Tuscan wedding you can opt for sunflowers, peonies, narcissus, daisies, violets or the classical roses, finished up with some ribbons, bows, gems and other decorations.

The corsage is a small bouquet of flowers worn on a woman’s dress or around her wrist, usually used for a formal occasion. The corsage is a really original kind of bouquet, more affordable than the real one and, while the bouquet is just going to be used for a ceremony, the corsage can be reused for other occasions, too. It can be used for the bridesmaids, but also for the bride, instead of the bouquet.

Every Bride deserves and needs her Bridesmaids! So choose yours accurately! You won’t regret it!