Not gonna lie, I think I have some pretty fantastic bridesmaids, and I do not have a huge concern for any of these issues....BUT just in case you aren't as confident in your bridal party, here are some tips I got from an article recently :)
6 Things You Must Tell Your Bridesmaids on Your Wedding Day
As a bride, you’re sure to tell your bridesmaids when and where to show up for your wedding, but there are a few more messages you should probably pass onto them.
If You Need Their Help
Bridesmaids aren’t mind-readers. If you expect them to make sure your groom doesn’t see you before the wedding ceremony or to direct guests to the wedding reception area, let them know.
If You’re Freaking Out
Many brides go into a calm, Zen-like state on their wedding day. Many don’t. Fall into the latter camp? Give your bridesmaids the heads-up, so they don’t accidentally stress you out further--and so they’re more understanding if you’re not acting like your normally wonderful self.
If They Need to Be Somewhere Special Post-Ceremony
I’ve been a part of more wedding-party search parties than I care to count. That’s because brides and grooms often neglect to tell their bridesmaids and groomsmen that they’re needed for wedding pictures or other activities until they’ve already disappeared into the cocktail hour. Settle on a post-nuptial meeting place well before you say, “I do,” and spread the word.
Where Wedding Gifts Should Go
When a wedding guest has a question, like where they should put their present, they’re likely to ask this of a gal who’s wearing the same dress as other gals. Even if you think your gift receptacle is painfully obvious (hello, giant bird cage), guests may not get the hint. So tell your bridesmaids where presents live in case they’re asked.
What Time the Party Ends
Sure, this info may be on your wedding invitations, but if not, this is another question with which wedding guests may approach bridesmaids. Clue them in, so they can share the info.
When and Where They Need to Meet at the Limo/Bus
Here’s another scenario where I’ve had to help track down errant bridesmaids and groomsmen: The party bus had to get back to the hotel, but the maid of honor wasn’t around. The couple couldn’t be annoyed: They hadn’t told her where she had to go after the wedding to get back! It turned out the maid of honor had left earlier in another wedding guest’s car (it would’ve been nice to know that before the half-hour-long hunt!).
Do you have any other suggestions for what the bridesmaids can do to help out for the big day?