You know it makes sense to….
keep your best girls on side
… be practical. If your best bud is a bit of a ditz, they’re probably not the right person to organise your hen party.
… accept no for an answer. It’s not every girl’s dream to be a bridesmaid, so don’t feel snubbed if your closest friend wants to take a back seat.
… set the budget. Make it clear from the get-go who’s paying for what. It saves a lot of red faces at the tills.
… be realistic. That designer dress may look sensational in showbiz magazines, but friends come in all shapes and sizes.
… keep calm. So your cousin’s had a dragon tattooed down her spine – who wanted backless dresses anyway?
… expect the unexpected. Your right-hand girl’s pregnant! If she wants to pull out, fine, but if not, there are plenty of gorgeous dresses to fit a beautiful baby bump.
drink champagne and dance on the tables. If your sister-in-law’s a renowned lush though, it may be wise to appoint a discreet minder, at least until after the ceremony.
… not sweat the small stuff. So the flowers in the bouquets aren’t the exact shade of pink you expected. Trust us, no one will notice.
… be tactful. Your matron-of-honour wants to sing My Heart Will Go On at the ceremony – Celine Dion she isn’t! Suggest a reading instead perhaps?
… delegate jobs. This is the perfect chance for your bossy mate from work to shine – clipboard at the ready
… listen to everyone’s point of view. Then do what you want anyway – it’s your day after all!