How to ask for help

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The day has arrived at long last! The dress is draped on the hanger, the bouquets placed in vases and the rings are safely tucked away in the best man’s breast pocket. Eager excitement may be peaking in your chest. Weddings have many moving parts, and as the bride, there’s no reason for you to have to worry about all of them. There is nothing wrong with asking for help and delegating those duties on the big day.

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Mother: to greet and coordinate with caterers, photographers, the officiant and other hired personnel as they arrive. Mom can even step in to organize bridesmaids. This way, all you have to worry about is getting yourself ready and to the alter on time. Let Mom handle getting everybody else there in an orderly fashion.

Maid of Honor: to manage your phone. Someone needs to handle the inevitable phone call interruptions, but it doesn't have to be you. The last thing you want to worry about on your wedding day is giving directions and fielding errant congratulations. Ask your maid of honor to manage your cell and text or answer phone calls for you throughout the day.

Trusted Bridesmaid: to remind you of the little things. Does your purse have all the emergency necessities? Have you eaten anything today? Make a check list for your bridesmaid so she knows what details are going to be important to you. Don’t be afraid to ask a bridesmaid to run a last minute errand of some kind, should you forget something at home or need an emergency item from the store.

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