Organise the food and drinks for the bridal party. When selecting, keep in mind that small bite size finger foods are best. E.g. platters of fruit, meats, cheese & crackers, open sandwiches, are ideal. Don’t forget the straws for the drinks.
What is the bride's favourite music? Keep everyone in good spirits by organising a thoughtful play list for the bride especially for the big day to listen to during the hairand make-up application and while everyone is getting ready.
Take Photo's of the best behind the scenes snapshots you can laugh at later to preserve the memory.
Watch a wedding themed movie during the hair and make-up application e.g. (Bridesmaides, Mama Mia, The Wedding singer & The Wedding Planner)
Provide a calm, relaxing and stress free environment. Organise a herbal or aromatherapy bath for the bride (don't get your hair wet though).
Organise the payment envelopes, e.g. florist, make-up artist and hairdresser (it can be embarrassing to ask later when the bridal party is with the photographer)
Check the flowers when they arrive (remember who's who). Sort out any housekeeping,etc.
Get dressed and then be available to help the bride into her gown.
Veil placement tips: If the veil is to be taken out after the ceremony, your hairdresser will show the bridesmaids how to do this without spoiling the hairstyle.