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BridesmaidBridesmaids, you have been given the honor by the bride to take part in one of the most precious times in you and your friend's/sister's life! Bridesmaid101 has collected valuable Bridesmaid and Maid of Honor information in helping you plan the entire experience.

Select from Bridesmaid Duties, Maid of Honor Duties along with Bridesmaid Planning or Maid of Honor Planning to help understand more how you will be involved or to get new creative ideas as an experienced Bridesmaid.

Our Bridesmaid Dresses, Bridesmaid Gifts, Wedding Checklist, Downloadable Goodies and Wedding Speech sections may give you and the bride ideas to make your wedding planning more smooth and eloquent. Don't forget to plan some bridal showers games.

Bridal Shower and Bachelorette Party sections will give you some new and fun ideas on how to plan, as well as useful tips. Check out our new Bridal Shower Games page which will help bridesmaid's plan the bridal shower.

Last but not least, our Bridesmaid Resource section will help with valuable bridesmaid and maid-of-honor information by giving you wedding links, directories and wedding invitation calligraphy in making the planning process much more smooth. Make sure to plan getting the wedding invitations as soon as possible. Sending out invitations way ahead will make sure wedding guests do not make other plans that get in the way of going to the bridal shower, bachelorette party and wedding.

BridesmaidBridesmaid Ideas - Summer
Your best friend is getting married in the warmth of the summer sun and there's nothing more exciting than helping her celebrate by the bridesmaids planning the perfect bridal shower, finding the most beautiful bridesmaid dresses that makes everyone look fantastic and of course planning a bachlorette party that everyone recalls for the rest of their lives.

Below we have listed some of the most popular bridesmaid summer ideas to make your bridal shower and bachelorette party a major success:

The perfect bridal shower begins with the perfect summer theme. Luaus are a great way to say Aloha and help your bride celebrate her special occasion. You can create this magical event poolside, beach side, or you can even bring it inside at a beautiful restaurant. Either way, the decoration possibilities are endless. Bring in the vibrant colors, sounds and smells of Hawaii with tropical flowers, Hawaiian music and tropical scented candles.

Decorate your guests with silly plastic lei's, but let your bride know how special she is with her very own fresh orchid lei or you can check out the Bachelorette Party Naughty Lei for the bride-to-be and the classic lei's as a prelude to the bachlorette party fun yet to come. Traditional hula dancing conveys a message - so have the bridal party learn a hula dance for the guest of honor to make the event memorable for the bride and guests alike..

Bridal Shower favors help your bridesmaid guests remember how much fun they had helping your bride celebrate her impending wedding day - in keeping with the theme, flip flop frames or Hawaiian flower frames are a great little keepsake and also serve well as a place card for your special guests.

Menu planning for a Luau might include cooking a kalua pig in an underground oven, but if that's too much trouble why not try teriyaki chicken, fresh fish, salad and fresh tropical fruits. Serve tropical drinks of the season such as Mai Tai's and Pina Coladas! Check out our bridesmaid planning page for more great general and helpful ideas!

When planning your summer bachelorette party, it's important to keep cool, but think hot! Lounging by the pool sipping refreshing drinks with your colorful Bachelorette Party Straws and laughing with your friends is a terrific way to kick off the bachlorette party and keep cool in the process. When it's time to hit the town, sundresses, strappy sandals and body glitter is a great way to feel hot! Keep your bachlorette cool on the town with her very own Big Gulp Sipper, which always draws a lot of attention. Note: Drawing attention to your bachlorette and her entourage is one of your primary duties as her bridesmaid.

While out on the town there are so many fun games to play to celebrate her last night out. Why not try Bridesmaid Last Night Out Spin For A Dare Button or you can create your own Scavenger Hunt. But no matter how you celebrate, make sure that you document every moment.. You can create lasting memories for your bride-to-be with the perfect post-bachlorette party gift, The Bachelorette Party Flip Photo Album.

Of course your job as her maid of honor/bridesmaid does not end with the bachlorette party. The grand finale is to honor your friend by giving the best, most heartfelt speech that's both touching and entertaining without being too long. If your having trouble putting your feelings into words, check out our Maid of Honor Speech for some great ideas.

For more information, check out our bridesmaid holidays page as well as our bridesmaid resources to be off to a great start in planning a memorable February for the bride!

Bridesmaid Question of Spring
I am a bridesmaid with little money this season. What can I do to make sure I can go to all the events that the bride may have.

Bridesmaid Answer of the Month
Many are in the same situation. Make sure to be up front with your friend on the fact you want to go but need to be sensitive to funds. I am sure your good friend will alert the others, who may be in the same situation, that money is important to keep in mind when planning the shower, bachelorette party and other festivities. Check out previous bridesmaid questions of the month here.

We hope Bridesmaid101.com is helpful to plan your parties! Click on the bridesmaid links and buttons to learn more on making the bridesmaid and maid of honor experience amazing! We hope our site is helpful and fun for you! So let the planning process begin by choosing any of the bridal links above!

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