How to Give Constructive Feedback to the Bride When Buying Bridesmaids' Dresses?
The wedding day is the most magical time of your life. However, holding a wedding can also come with its problems. There is a collision of personalities, financial woes as well as the stress that goes to planning a wedding. In the midst of all these, the bridesmaids can give you reprieve with constructive feedback when shopping for the bridesmaid's dresses. Here are some of the ways bridesmaids can give valuable feedback to the bride when shopping for their dresses.
Make the bride feel like the center of attention. When preparing for a wedding, the bride will be exhausted most of the times. She has a lot of things going through her mind, including worrying about the budget issues. Therefore, it is always important to make her feel as if she is the center of attraction. The best time to do this is when shopping for bridesmaid's dresses. Remember that during this moment, it will be girls only. This is a good time to make the bride feel special. You can take turns giving speeches and encouraging her to forge ahead and never give up. It might seem like a small thing to do, but it will mean a lot to the bride.
When angry, pause. When shopping for bridesmaids’ dresses, it is possible to get on each other’s nerves. The possibility of getting into arguments over the choice of dresses, styles, and colors is very high. However, it is advisable to pause if you feel that you are being ignored or your ideas are not being listened to. This will prevent you from making comments that are driven by anger and possibly angering not only the bride but also the other bridesmaids. As mentioned before, it is worth remembering that the bride is under a lot of pressure.
Lay down the positive groundwork. Giving your friend or positive colleague feedback generally motivates them to perform even better. Therefore, it is always advisable to congratulate the bride and tell her how great she has done in planning the wedding so far. This will go a long way in giving her confidence as she continues planning her wedding. It will also boost her confidence in the bridesmaids and even trust you with more tasks. It is an opportunity for the bride to be open to you, discuss the challenges she is facing and will simplify the wedding planning issues since you will be able to offer her advice.
Be a friend. The bride might be your friend or even your boss at your workplace. However, when you are shopping for bridesmaid's dresses, you should consider her as a friend. Therefore, you should be there for her and listen to her problems. You can be surprised by the issues she might be willing to discuss. Congratulate her and tell her she is doing a great job. It will boost her ego, and you can be sure that the wedding planning will be perfect.
Published on: Thursday, 22 November 2018 Modified on: Monday, 10 June 2019