Your best friend is finally getting married! It’s been a long time coming, and now the big day is just around the corner. Of course, you want to do everything possible to ensure it’s a memorable event for them. Here are five tips to help make sure your friend’s wedding is truly special.
1. Host the Best Bachelor Party Ever
The night before the wedding is usually reserved for the bachelor/ette party. As the best friend, you’ll likely be in charge of planning this event. By personalizing it to their interests, ensure it’s something your friend will never forget (for good reasons!). If they love craft beer, take them on a brewery tour. Or, if they’re into live music, score some tickets to their favorite band’s concert. You can also organize a cruise bachelor party if your friend loves to travel.
Just make sure that whatever you do, it’s something your friend will enjoy and won’t be too wild (unless that’s their thing!). The best bachelor party celebrates the soon-to-be spouse and gets them excited for the big day. So make sure to personalize it and have a blast!
2. Give a Meaningful Speech
You’ll probably be giving a speech on the big day during the reception. If you’re not used to public speaking, this can be a daunting task. But don’t worry, a few tips can help you give a speech that will have everyone in tears (of joy!).
To start, focus on stories that show why your friend is marrying the love of their life. Talk about how you met and what makes your friendship so special. You can also share funny anecdotes or touching moments that you’ve experienced together.
When writing your speech, try to focus on positive memories and stories. This will help you stay calm and collected when you’re delivering the speech. And finally, end on a note that celebrates the happy couple and their future together!
3. Put Together a Wedding Day Survival Kit
Wedding days can be long and stressful, especially for the bride. Help your friend out by putting together a wedding day survival kit ahead of time. This can include everything from snacks and gum to a mini sewing kit and pain relievers. By having this on hand, you’ll help your friend make it through the wedding day without any major hiccups.
You should also make sure to be available on the day of the wedding in case your friend needs anything. Whether it’s holding their dress while they go to the bathroom or running to get them a drink, just being there for support can be a huge help.
4. Capture the Special Moments
As the best friend, you’ll likely be one of the people closest to the bride or groom. This means you’ll probably have some great photos and videos from over the years. Why not put together a slideshow or video montage as a wedding present? This will be something they can look back on and cherish for years to come.
If you’re not sure how to get started, ask other friends and family members for photos they may have. You can also scour social media for old posts or pictures. Once you have a good selection, start putting together the presentation. You can add in music, captions, and other personal touches to make it extra special.
5. Celebrate Them After the Big Day
The wedding day is just the beginning of married life! Make sure to celebrate your friends during their first year of marriage with a special dinner or get-together. You can also help them out by babysitting or running errands if they have kids. Or, if they’re planning a big trip, offer to housesit or take care of their pets.
Just because the wedding is over doesn’t mean your job as a best friend is done. Show them you care by continuing to support and celebrate them during this new chapter of their lives. You’ll be happy you did!
Bonus Tip: Help Them with the Wedding Planning
If you’re really close to the bride or groom, they may ask you to help out with wedding planning. This can be a great way to bond and make sure everything goes according to plan.
If you’re not sure where to start, ask your friend what they need help with. They may need help with vendor research, creating a budget, or finding the perfect wedding dress. You can also offer to help with day-of tasks like decorating or setting up.
No matter what you do, helping out with the wedding planning will show your friend how much you care. They’ll appreciate all your hard work, and it’ll be a memory you both cherish for years to come.