Bridesmaid Duty

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Sore heads, aching feet and full hearts.

It is the day after my sissy-in-law Tiffany and her now hubby Chris got married. It was certainly a super cool, indie vibe with a dash of glam.

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As a bridesmaid I was honoured to be involved in such a momentous occasion including the lead up.

Here are some things I learnt from this experience:

Brisvegas is super cool. I hadn’t realised its full coolness in the past. The wedding took place in gorgeous New Farm and trendy Fortitude Valley in Brisbane.  If you want to experience some of it head to Fortitude Valley. James St has all the chic shops, bars and restaurants. Later in the night check out Cloudland to dance the night away. For a cool wedding or function see if you can book LightSpace on Light St. For river views, parks and real estate envy check out New Farm.

Uber is awesome. We used it lots and even the bride and us girls took one to the wedding ceremony.

Have the right team around you. Nuptials are a stressful time with a million things to do, a thousand people to please and like two seconds to do it in. Okay, might be bit of an exaggeration but not far off!! Having people around who are helpful, useful and cool under pressure really helps.

With Hayley aka the best bridesmaid ever!

With Hayley aka the best bridesmaid ever!

Hens are still my all time favourite events. For Tiffany’s we started at a serviced apartment for games and dinner. We all dressed up for the ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ theme. We then headed to Cork and Chroma before hitting the Hens’ appropriate entertainment and rounded it out with dancing.

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-Save money by making your own bouquets. We did this and nearly halved the costs. Use YouTube and do a trial beforehand.

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-When I’m nervous I turn into a total Klutz. True, I am usually clumsy but this is heightened in a hotel room on the day of a wedding. Broke a glass, dropped the bride’s phone. Squashed some flowers and failed with table settings. Nerves = mess.

Seeing two people commit the rest of their lives to each other is so powerful and inspirational and never gets old.

What have you learnt by being a bridesmaid? Any tips to share? Let is know by leaving a comment.

ps. Apologies for lack of links and any grammar/formatting errors. Doing this post only on my phone as it is all I have at the moment! X

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  1. Sounds like you had an awesome bride too! Love this piece – Hens really can be the greatest events!

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