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Your wedding squad will be the evening’s VIPs, and deciding who makes the cut can be quite an undertaking. We’ve got tips and advice to help you pick your bridesmaids and groomsmen, nominate your maid of honor and best man, choose the best gifts to thank them for their help, and handle flower girls and ring bearers who get sudden stage fright once the music starts.

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5 Signs Someone Should Be Your Bridesmaid

Selecting bridesmaids is an important step in planning your big day. Here are the top signs that you should include a family member or friend in your wedding party.

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5 Signs Someone Should NOT Be Your Bridesmaid

If you're in the process of choosing your wedding party and worried someone will be a bad bridesmaid, here are the signs to look out for.

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How to Ask Bridesmaids to Be in Your Wedding

Thinking about how to ask bridesmaids to be in your wedding shouldn't be stressful. Here's how to pop the question to your hopefully-future 'maids.

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The 8 Best Ways to Communicate with Your Wedding Party

It's essential that you're able to clearly communicate with your wedding party members to ensure a smooth planning process. Here are some options when it comes to how to make that happen.

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How to Handle a "Maidzilla"

My sister is my matron of honor and she is a lot of help, but she has already staked out several “non-negotiables.” How do I keep her under control in a loving way?

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The Junior Bridesmaid Questions Everyone Asks

If your ultimate bridesmaid squad includes a junior member, you likely have some questions about what the junior bridesmaid role entails. We’re here with answers!

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The Indispensable Guide to Bridesmaid Gift Etiquette

Gifting your gals is an important way to thank them for all of their help leading up to you your big day. Here's our guide to making sure you follow good bridesmaid gift etiquette.

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Women Who Are "Always the Bridesmaid" Share Tips on Saving

Being a bridesmaid on a budget can be difficult—especially if you're a newbie. Here, former bridesmaids share their tips to help you maintain your friendships and your wallet.

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Groomsman Expenses You Might Forget

As much as it’s an honor to be a groomsman, it can also be costly. The solution is simple: start saving now! Here are the expenses you might forget.

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25 Bridesmaid Hairstyles For All Hair Types

From updos to down 'dos to everything in between, this roundup of stunning bridesmaid hairstyles is sure to inspire brides and 'maids alike.

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5 Things You Need to Do Before Firing a Groomsman

If one of your groomsman isn't pulling his weight, you might be inclined to show him the door. Here are five things to do before firing a groomsman.

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The Maid of Honor Duties Checklist You Need to Bookmark ASAP

The list of maid honor duties and responsibilities is QUITE extensive — here's legit everything you need to know as a (first-time or veteran) maid of honor.

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6 Acceptable Reasons to Pull Out of Being a Bridesmaid

There's a lot of responsibility that comes with being a bridesmaid. Here are some reasons why you might need to just say no to the role.

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Indian Bridesmaid Dresses to Inspire Your Bride Tribe

Jewel tones, metallic details and body jewelry, oh my! These Indian bridesmaid dresses did not come to play.

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How to Propose to Your Bridesmaids, Based on Your Zodiac Sign

Wondering how to propose to your bridesmaids? Just look to the stars. Check out your zodiac sign below for insight on a bride tribe proposal that feels right.

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The Bridesmaid Proposal: What Is It and How Can I Nail My Own?

Bridesmaid proposals are taking over social media and your newsfeed. Here’s everything you need to know about popping the question to your besties.