A Maid-of-Honour’s Guide to Getting the Bride Ready on her Wedding Day in Stellenbosch

Posted on Tue December 11, 2018.

A bride’s wedding day doesn’t have to be stressful – not for her or the rest of the bridal party. Brides need support before and on the big day, and as the chosen Maid of Honour, it’s your job to ensure that she gets all the support she needs, and more.

Stellenbosch is a popular region for weddings and it’s easy to see why – the Cape Winelands landscape and historic town is the perfect romantic backdrop to any occasion.

Choosing a venue for getting ready

The “getting-ready” venue is equally as important as the actual wedding venue. It’s a space where the bride and her party can relax and share special moments, in anticipation of the monumental occasion.

Selecting a picturesque guest house in Stellenbosch would be ideal, and also offer the wedding photographer the opportunity to capture those special moments that the bride shares with her closest friends and family before the event.

As the Maid of Honour, you should try not to let anyone from the organizational team be in direct contact with the bride while she’s getting ready. Alleviate some of the stress by handling all communication.

Compile a playlist

You were probably chosen for your role because you and the bride share a special bond therefore, you will also know her favourite songs. To keep the atmosphere light and fun but still special, compile a playlist for while you’re all getting ready.

Set the ambience, reminisce or sing along while you sip champagne. This is a thoughtful touch that will delight even the most nervous of brides. It shows that you care.

Pack an overnight bag for the bride

If the married couple are going to their honeymoon venue directly after the reception in Stellenbosch, be sure to pack her an overnight bag containing all the essentials she’ll need. Because she is probably overwhelmed by all the arrangements and excitement on the day, she might not think of this in time.

To book a getting-ready venue in Stellenbosch central, contact us and ensure an unforgettable day for the bride.