Bridesmaid 101

So you’ve been told you’re a bridesmaid. You’ve popped open the champagne, shed some tears and hugged your bride-to-be; but now what do you do?

Start with the fun stuff

Keep your bride excited. If you can manage to get through the entire wedding process without a bridal meltdown, then you’re the queen of all bridesmaids. The beginning of the planning process can be overwhelming: where do you start? How much money do we have? What dress style am I even looking for?

You get the picture – it’s a big ball of unanswered questions. So take hold of the reigns and get some dates ready in the diary. Book a girly day out for a dress fitting and afternoon tea or schedule in a cake tasting session.

These fun things will keep the stress from mounting up (and you get to eat cake as well).

Make it a party

It wouldn’t be a wedding without a bridal shower or a hen do, so get planning. But make sure you bear in mind who you’re planning for. Just because you might fancy jumping on a plane and jetting off to Magaluf, does not mean that your bride-to-be would enjoy it as well.

Don’t make something that’s suppose to be a fun celebration of her and her partner’s news turn into her worst nightmare. Does she want to go abroad, or would she much prefer a quiet night in with her closest friends? And could she even go abroad on her budget? Just make sure you evaluate everything from her side, not just yours.

Grin and bear it

As a bridesmaid, you are under no means aloud to utter the words “I am not wearing that dress”. We’re not saying that you should put up with walking behind the bride in a bright orange, organza, fluffy gown, but don’t be a diva. Your number 1 job is helping the bride, so you adding a lump of stress to her plate is nothing but a hindrance.

If you’re a bridesmaid, then we’re assuming that you’re pretty close to the bride-to-be, so talk to her. Chances are she wants you to be happy, so just gently ask her if you can suggest some changes. If she’s adamant on your outfit, then we’re sorry, but you’re going to have to grin and bear it.


A massive thank you for providing an amazing and unique tent for our wedding. We were both so glad we went with the stretch tent for something a bit different and we couldn’t have been more pleased! All of our guests said how fabulous it looked! A big thank you also to everyone at Morton’s for helping and answering all of our questions in the run up to our big day. I definitely feel I know more about luxury toilets and generators! We would recommend Morton’s to anyone planning a wedding and wanting a tent which is a little different.

We were delighted with the marquee supplied by Morton’s Events.

Our guests were bowled over by the interlinking hexagonal “pods” (as we called them) and all commented on how special it made the wedding breakfast seem. We managed to accomodate 170 guests in plentiful space while making it seem intimate and cosy.

Mortons’ staff were incredibly helpful,flexible and obliging and decorated the marquee beautifully,with fairy lights and a fabulous starcloth ceiling over the dance “pod”.

Together with table decorations designed by my daughter,the effect created was magical,or as one guest put it “breathtaking.”

We would unhesitatingly advise any family contemplating a wedding in a marquee to opt for Morton’s.

Morton’s were professional, accurate, knowledgable and nothing seemed a problem.


The pods lend themselves in any situation and function and looked far better than we had both dreamed of.
Thank you Simon for making our day go without a hitch and for all your hard work and for what seemed like ours was the only function that year!

We had Mortons marques for our daughters wedding. With 200 guests we had 5 pods, a 5×5 square for the bar area and another as the entrance.

The seating for the guests wrapped round the dance floor giving a wonderful view to all and creating a great atmosphere. Mortons were so helpful always at the end of the phone and the whole day and all preparations went to plan. We would definitely use them again.