How to Successfully Organize Your Wedding Party

Wedding Party


Putting on a wedding is a massive undertaking. There are many things to consider, and the stress level can be high. However, with the right friends by your side and a support system in place, planning a wedding will become much easier—and even more enjoyable! Here are some tips for how to effectively organize your wedding party:

Save on Bridesmaid’s Gifts

There are a lot of traditional wedding party gifts that you can avoid buying, but first, let’s go over the rules.

  • Don’t give your bridesmaids flowers, chocolates, or jewelry. There are plenty of reasons why this is a dumb idea—the big one being that by doing so, you’re telling them they need to look pretty on your special day. And no one wants to be reminded they don’t measure up while they’re supposed to be celebrating with you (and if someone does want their feelings hurt on purpose…well then maybe they’ll stop being rude).
  • Don’t buy the groomsmen ties/shirts/cufflinks/groomsmen’s gifts at all because it will only remind them how much money is being spent on other things and how little is left over for anything useful like an engagement ring or retirement fund (not even joking).
  • Don’t get your parents anything because it’s weird and will make them feel obligated to buy something from you later without knowing what size or style would work best for them (unless one mom wants another pair of pearl earrings…) 4) No need for grandparents either unless there’s some sort of family tradition involved; otherwise just send them e-cards instead 5) Avoid giving gifts as part of any other meaningful relationship such as best man/maid(s), siblings who aren’t getting married, etc., since some people might not like receiving too many presents on their special day 6

Ask Yourself What You Want Them to Wear

  • What color do you want the bridesmaids to wear?
  • What style of dress do you want them to wear?
  • Do you want them to match your wedding colors, or do something more unique and fun?
  • Are dresses or pants going to be a better choice for the type of venue you have chosen, or seasonality (winter vs summer/spring)?

Think about music

Now that you know who will be in your bridal party and what their roles will be, it’s time to think about music. Music is a big part of any wedding, so it’s important to choose songs that everyone will enjoy. If you have a wide range of musical preferences among your friends and family members, ask them for suggestions and then try to pick something everyone can agree on.

This is also an opportunity for you and your fiancé to decide how much participation there will be from the band or wedding entertainment Adelaide during the reception before dancing begins—you might want all eyes on you while walking down the aisle together, or perhaps just some background music while guests are making their way into the hall before dinner service starts up again later in the night (and during dessert).

If you’re having a daytime ceremony outdoors, think about how they’ll feel standing around with no shade during summer months; if it’s wintertime outside but sunny out (rare as this may seem), think about whether or not anyone has sunglasses they’d like to wear during speeches; remember too that people might not like being outside in direct sunlight at all times throughout their entire stay at whatever venue is hosting them for those festivities!

Invest in wedding florists

If you’re looking for a way to take some of the stress off your shoulders, consider hiring a wedding florist like this florist Northern Beaches. Florists can help coordinate your flowers with the overall decor of your venue and make sure that everything is perfect when it comes down to the big day. If you know how much money you want to spend on flowers, they’ll keep within that budget while still providing beautiful arrangements.

To find a good wedding florist:

  • Ask friends and family members if they have any recommendations for local florists.
  • Search online by city or state; there are often local listings available through Google or Yelp!
  • Look at reviews from customers who have used their services in the past (these can be found via those same websites).

Hire a reliable photographer

Hiring a photographer like this Toowoomba wedding photographers is critical. For one thing, you must have photos of your big day to look back on in the years ahead. But what if you don’t have any experience with photography yourself? Or maybe you’re on a tight budget and can’t afford to hire a professional photographer? If this is your situation, don’t panic! There are plenty of other options available when it comes to choosing someone to document your big day.

You might consider hiring someone who has experience with photography but isn’t necessarily considered a professional. Friends or family members who work in marketing or media could be great fits for this role—they may not be certified photographers, but they likely know how to operate equipment and take advantage of natural lighting conditions. You should also keep in mind that many professional photographers offer discounted rates for weddings (especially the ones who shoot weddings year-round). It never hurts to ask about discounts or special deals!

Choose a good wine

No matter what wine you choose, it’s important to keep the following considerations in mind:

  • You want to enjoy it. If you’re not going to drink your wedding-party wine (which we don’t recommend), then make sure it tastes good.
  • Your friends will be drinking it too. Don’t pass out cheap bottles of Shiraz when your best friend is a connoisseur of Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon. It might seem like something small and insignificant, but trust us—it’s worth paying attention to this detail!
  • It should be reasonably priced but not too expensive either…you don’t want people thinking that you’re trying too hard or being frivolous with their money just because they were kind enough to share their day with yours! Look at McLaren Vale wines.

Don’t Be Afraid to Be Candid

Don’t be afraid to be candid with the people you’re planning your wedding with. If they’re close friends, chances are you’ve seen their good and bad sides—and if they know that you know their flaws, they’ll likely do their best not to mess up during the big day.

Also, make sure that they know exactly what type of help they can expect from you; if someone is volunteering as an usher at your wedding (which means standing around in black tie) then it would probably be rude of them not to wear a tuxedo or other formal attire (unless this is something that’s been previously agreed upon).

On top of making sure everyone knows what’s expected of them and what can happen if things don’t go according to plan, try being open-minded when suggestions come in! Your friends might have some great ideas on how the reception should run more smoothly or who would make fun additions as guest speakers at your ceremony (i.e., no one who will get drunk beforehand).

Take Advantage of Their Contacts and Ideas

From the moment you tell your bridal party that they are going to be an important part of your wedding, they will begin to feel more involved. Your friends and family members may have contacts in the industry that could help make things easier for you. They also have ideas about locations, vendors, and other things that can make planning a lot simpler for you.

Claire says: “I was so happy when I found out that my best friend from college would be my maid of honor! Like me, she’s also very organized and detail-oriented—which is why it was so easy for us to work together on planning our wedding day.”


We hope that these tips will help you to organize your wedding party, and save you a lot of stress in the process. Having friends who are willing to help out with planning is such a boon for any bride-to-be, especially if you’re feeling overwhelmed by all of the details that go into organizing a big event like this one. Just remember to be kind and understanding as they do their best!

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