When you are preparing for a wedding, you are going to be overwhelmed with various duties and things to deal with. Every married person will confirm that (unless they were so rich that they were able to sit back and enjoy the feeling of anticipation while others were hired to prepare the whole event for them). That is exactly one of the reasons why you will be looking for bridesmaids. You need their help in order not to lose your mind. Usually, you would ask your greatest friends to assist you during the ceremony. However, that’s not the only criterion according to which you should choose. As some brides learned the hard way, you should always take into consideration character type of a person you ask.
To illustrate the point, consider the following example. You need your bridesmaid to check on the preparations of decorations at the venue. However, she is not inquisitive enough and she just sees that something is happening, reports that everything seems to be fine, and then it happens that the decorations are very badly made.
That is why you need to consider whether a person you are asking to be your bridesmaid has any of the following traits. Probably the most important is the willingness to make sacrifices for others. During the preparations you will definitely have to ask your maids to do something for you at least a couple of times, and very often these requests will collide with their plans. Obviously, that doesn’t mean that they should be your slaves. However, in a moment of emergency, you have to be able to rely on them.
Another very important quality of a bridesmaid is resourcefulness. They have to help you out, so it means that when you give them a task they have to be able to fulfill it by themselves. You’d be much better doing something by yourself rather than constantly guiding your maid and telling her what to do step by step. A resourceful maid of honor will not only take care of all the tasks, but she will also take care of them properly.
The next character trait you will be looking for is a sense of humor. You may be surprised by that. After all, a good friend doesn’t have to be funny. Obviously, that’s not what is meant here. In this case, you should choose friends who are able to think positively, who introduce good spirit into the team, and who do not constantly whine about everything. By simply being gloomy and serious, the whole spirit of anticipation for the big event may just evaporate.
There are obviously many more personality traits to watch out for. Bridesmaid dresses should be worn only by people who are able to live peacefully with everyone, because you definitely don’t want to have any quarrels in your team. You need a person that simply has enough free time to help you out. However, the three major qualities listed above are definitely the most important ones.