Ultimate Bridesmaid Checklist


When you’re asked to be a bridesmaid, it’s typically many months out from the big day-- so it might seem like you’ve got plenty of time before you need to start checking off your duties. But, we all know it’s much better to have a jump start on bridesmaid responsibilities when there’s more than enough time to spare. Here is our ultimate bridesmaid checklist that everyone in the bride squad should follow. Don’t forget to...

Sam + Sola Studio

Pre-Wedding

Order your bridesmaid gown - we recommend 3-4 months in advance of the wedding

Plan the bach party - where to for your girls getaway? Tulum, Vegas, Napa... 

Book wedding day travel - don’t leave hotel rooms or plane tickets for the last minute

Choose your bridesmaid shoes - keep it simple and chic, in a gold or nude tone

Practice hair and makeup - whether you’re getting styled or DIY, be sure to have inspo in mind

Choose a rehearsal dinner outfit - when in doubt, a chic LBD is always classic

Buy a wedding gift - just because you’re in the wedding party doesn’t mean you’re exempt from this one

Be there for the bride - it’s all hands on deck babes, so don’t let all planning duties fall on the MOH

Christy Nicole Photography

Day of Wedding

Get a mani - fresh, neat nails are key! (this can be done the day before as well)

Bring your pin-pack - safety pins, double sided tape, and bobby pins in case of fashion emergency 

Wear nude undergarments - black panties + a light pink dress = embarrassing photos

Pack tissues - have a few ready in your pocket (almost every one of our gowns has them!) for those sweet wedding vows 

Follow the wedding timeline - help the rest of the girls stay on track for the days events 

Assist the bride - be on lipstick watch, hold her dress in the bathroom, feed her snacks, etc.

Strut down the aisle - walk slowly and confidently, and you’ll nail this one

Toast the bride and groom - bonus points if you’ll be making a speech

Change into flats or flip flops - in case you want to toss off those heels before busting a move

Dance the night away - the bridal party sets the tone for the guests, so get on the dance floor and they will too! 

Jess and Jenn Photography