Going the extra mile: How to be the perfect Bridesmaid

You’ll (hopefully) only have one wedding, one special day when you’re at the centre of attention. However, in all likelihood, you’ll be involved in many more wedding days! When your best friend gets married, you’re going to be a massive part of the proceedings. While the staple duties of a bridesmaid are well documented, you don’t want just to do the bare minimum; you want to make sure that you’re fulfilling the important task to the very best standard you can muster. Below, we take a look at how you can be the perfect bridesmaid, by doing things that go far beyond the core responsibilities.

Think Ahead

You’ll know when your friend is in a relationship that might lead to them walking down the aisle. When you think it’s only a matter of time before they get hitched, start thinking about how you can make their engagement and wedding one for the ages. It’s never too early to start thinking about engagement parties, hen parties, and special ways to mark one of your best friend’s biggest life milestones.

Be Involved Before The Engagement

If you’re the best friend of the future bride-to-be, then you’ll probably have a pretty close relationship with the groom-to-be too. It’s rare that a girl’s best friend doesn’t also consider the groom a close friend, too! Make yourself available to help plan the engagement. The groom will love your friend sincerely, but he probably doesn’t know anything about Tacori engagement rings or where and when to ask the question. You’ll have talked about this moment with your friend over cocktails and bottles of wine in the past: share your knowledge with the groom and make sure he knows what she’d love.

Bring Your Enthusiasm

It’s hard to capture the feeling of being engaged. It’s an intoxicating feeling when you can think about nothing else other than your good news. As a friend – and future bridesmaid – it’s your responsibility to bring as much enthusiasm as possible when discussing the engagement, as much interest as the bride (OK, not quite that much, but nearly). There’s nothing better than sharing the joy of great news, and your friend will love it if you’re just as excited as they would be if you were getting married.

…And Your Patience

Enthusiasm is one thing, but being a bridesmaid isn’t all a walk in the park. It requires patience. Your bride will have no qualms about trying on twenty different wedding dresses, but they might feel a bit uneasy about testing your enthusiasm to their big day. Let them know that there’s nothing that they can do that’ll dampen your enthusiasm, and they’ll be free to enjoy the experience to their heart’s content. Remember: a wedding is as much about fun as it is about love!

Work With Your Other Bridesmaids

You won’t be the only one involved in the wedding, even if you’ve got your eye’s on becoming the maid of honour. You might have to whip up the other bridesmaids into shape from time to time, especially if they’re taking the responsibility side of their duties easy.

Do all these things, and you’ll be the best bridesmaid any bride could ask for!

Beautiful floating lockets – Pendique Lockets Review

Pendique Lockets started when their creator Nicola wanted to design handmade jewellery, and began selling items on eBay. Nicola then set up a jewellery bead store to allow people to buy items to create and design their own jewellery.

As people’s love for unique personalised items emerged over the last few years, Nicola fell in love with floating glass lockets. After months of searching for high quality items, Nicola was able to launch Pendique Lockets – your very own unique pendant lockets.

Pendique Locket Review

I have seen a few different locket style necklaces available, while searching on line for various unique gifts. Pendique Lockets offer something a bit different. Their lockets come in different shapes and sizes. Plus they are all great value for money.

Nicola got in contact with me, asking if I would like to see one of her lockets. Of course I would! They are beautiful. I went on line to choose what I would like even looking at Pendique Lockets on Instagram, as I just could not decide what to choose.

Pendique Locket Review

My Pendique Locket

Pendique Lockets Review

After quite some time looking at the different options, I chose the medium size rose gold locket, with 20inch rose gold snake chain. When it came to choosing the charms, it took me ages. I loved so many of the different charms, little cupcakes, star signs, wedding items, animals, christmas. The list was endless.

The wedding charms are lovely. They would make a wonderful gift for your bridesmaids, or even for yourself as a lasting memory for your day.

Pendique Locket Review

I really like having something that represents my beautiful little family. So I chose the infinity symbol, to show our family being continuous, so full of love and happiness. I then opted to birth stone crystals. February’s purple Amethyst for both mine and my Hubby’s birthday, July’s red ruby for my Son, Septembers blue sapphire for our wedding anniversary and then Octobers pink for the tourmaline stone. Along with an extra charm window. My delightful daughter ran off with her pink crystal, and since then I have not been able to find it, lost in the abyss of the playroom. I shall be ordering another one to complete my locket.

Pendique Locket Review

My Pendique Lockets Review

My beautiful locket arrived, wrapped in tissue paper, and in a lovely gift box. I love it when items arrive beautifully gift wrapped. It makes a wonderful first impression of the item you are about to open and enjoy.

I was a little bit worried about the colour of the rose gold, because sometimes it can look a bit cheap. However, this was just perfect a real rose gold colour that worked beautiful with my chosen charms and window frame.

Pendique Lockets Review

It’s great that I ordered the window frame to go with my locket, because it means I can change it. I am able to remove the window frame easily, giving a real floating look to my locket. It looks fabulous up against my block colour clothes. Next winter it will be firm favourite with my much loved black roll neck jumper. Changing the look of the locket depending on my mood.

I love my new Pendique Locket, it’s stylish, unique and completely personalised to me. I going to have to order one for my bestie before she steals it from me.


*Thank you Pendique Lockets for sending me this beautiful locket for review. All thoughts and opinions are my own*

It’s Handmade review – Gifts for your Wedding Party

Are you looking for a cute little personalised gift for your bridal party? Do you have a little flower girl or bridesmaid who you are needing gifts for? It’s Handmade are a lovely family run business, that specialise in personalised gifts.

It's Handmade Review

It’s Handmade started when they spotted a gap in the market for beautiful personalised jewellery designed for Mummies and babies. So born were their ‘Mummy and Me’ sets. Stylish matching bracelets and engraved charms, that Mummy and baby can love forever.

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It didn’t take It’s Handmade long to realise that it wasn’t just Mummy and Me sets that people wanted but also personalised gifts for other occasions. Christenings, Fathers Day, births, Weddings and birthdays.

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It’s Handmade now stock a range of keyrings and cufflinks for men, perfect gifts for Grooms Men and Page Boys. All personalised how you would like, maybe a ‘thank you’, the date of the wedding or ‘Usher’, ‘Best Man’, whatever you require.

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My It’s Handmade Review

it's handmade review

I was sent out a beautiful Mummy and Me set, to have a look at. I wasn’t disappointed the chunky hearts lovingly engraved with the words I had asked for. The chunky hearts were set onto pale pink elasticated bracelets. Easily adjustable to fit even the smallest of wrists. I wouldn’t hesitate into buy one for a gift.

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My only tiny criticism is, although they arrive beautifully wrapped in tissue paper I would have loved to see a little gift box. You are able to add on the option of the gift box to go with your order, so if like me you love a gift that is beautifully wrapped you can.

These bracelets are lovely. I think they would make a wonderful gift for your wedding party, or any gift really. We are now in a time of personalised gifting, so It’s Handmade is the best place to start looking for the perfect gift. My daughter loves her bracelet, she hasn’t taken it off since she was given it.


*Thank you It’s Handmade for sending me out a beautiful Mummy and Me set, in exchange for this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*