Your best friend is getting married on the beach in the Riviera Maya, and of course, you are thrilled for her!
Being selected to be a bridesmaid is an honor, but it also brings the responsibility of helping the bride through what can easily be a very stressful day for her.
Your job, besides being her emotional rock, is to help make her memories of her wedding day as sweet as they can be.
Below are six tips on what you can do to be an awesome beach bridesmaid.
If your wedding photographer forgets to talk to the wedding party about the importance of looking up and smiling while you are coming down the aisle for the procession, then take it upon yourself as an awesome beach bridesmaid to give this pep talk.
It sounds like a pretty basic request, but you would be surprised at how many weddings we’ve shot where everybody is staring at their feet as they come down the aisle…especially the bride and her father!
If you can remind everybody to keep their heads up so the photographer can get those special pictures, the bride and groom will thank you!
This is a beach wedding in Mexico, and you know it is going to be hot, hot, hot! There is nothing worse than a bridal party caught unprepared during the hour (or more!) of beach wedding photos.
An awesome beach bridesmaid will make arrangements ahead of time to ensure that the whole wedding party has cocktails or refreshments to get them through the photography session comfortably and happily.
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Give your destination wedding photographer a hand with the bride and groom’s shot list.
You have been on vacation in Mexico with this group for at least a few days at this point, and so you probably know who crazy Aunt Bee or Nana are by now. If the bride has requested a wedding photo with them, you can be an awesome bridesmaid by rounding up these people when the time comes, saving your bride buddy the stress and wasted time of doing herself.
Strike a Pose!
Help the bride get the best results from her destination wedding pictures by teaching the bridesmaids a few simple tricks that make a big difference in the long run.
- First, hold your bouquet down low, with your arms almost fully extended, and tip it towards the camera lens so that you can actually see the beautiful flowers in the shot.
- Second, drop your chin slightly and look straight into the camera lens. This will make every face look its prettiest, and will leave your beach bride with a plethora of excellent shots to choose from of her and her besties.
Check out more tips for looking terrific in wedding photos!
Beach wedding dresses can be a nuisance!
An awesome beach bridesmaid will be aware that the bride may need help lugging her train through the sand, or picking debris out of the lacy overlay. Her wedding photos can easily be ruined by a messy looking beach wedding dress, a veil in the face, or a swirl of hair blown out of place by the ocean breeze, so help with these little details before her romantic sunset wedding shoot.
Nix the Bridesmaid-zillas!
It only takes one bridesmaid’s confusion about WHO’s big day it is to ruin the wedding photos.
She is miserable.
She is hot and tired in the Mexican sun.
She hates having her picture taken.
She can’t handle the wind in her hair.
The awesome beach bride will find a way to nix this toxic behaviour before it poisons the whole group, wrecks all the fun wedding photos, and brings the beach bride down.
A Riviera Maya wedding is supposed to be FUN and a once in a lifetime experience for everyone, especially the bride and groom. An awesome beach bridesmaid will make sure that the day goes smoothly by following these six simple tips. Your best buddy will thank you for it!
How do you plan to be the best beach bridesmaid? Tell me about it in the comments below!
And hey! If you are looking for the best Playa del Carmen wedding photographer for your friend’s beach wedding then contact us now! We are Fun In the Sun Weddings, for the best wedding photography in Riviera Maya, Mexico.