Just like the dresses they can wear, bridesmaids come in all different shapes, sizes, and with a whole range of personalities.

Here are just 9 types of bridesmaids that you may be dealing with…

The helpful bridesmaid

This kind of bridesmaid is a bride’s dream! She’s always there to help out with wedding planning chores, as well as talk ideas with you for your big day. Super reliable and super supportive – she could teach every other type of bridesmaid a thing or two with her top notch organisational skills.

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The unreliable bridesmaid

We hope this doesn’t sound like anyone in your bridal party. The unreliable one is hard to get hold of, let alone actually meet up with. The thought of her not turning up to the dress fitting makes you very, very nervous, but at the same time, you wouldn’t really be surprised.

The second-bride bridesmaid

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We’re all for bridesmaids being helpful with the wedding planning, but these kind of bridesmaids may be taking it a little far. Acting as if it’s their own big day coming up, they’re constantly sending you links of wedding-related goodies (like everything we’ve got at Wedding Ideas!), even trying to change your mind on the colour scheme. Keep an eye out, she have made herself chief bridesmaid without your knowing…

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The undeserving bridesmaid

Let’s all hope none of you recognise this kind of girl! You know you’ve got an undeserving bridesmaid when you can tell she just really, really, really doesn’t want to be there. With a grumpy look on her face and arms constantly crossed, it might be a sign that you need to rethink your choice of bridesmaid.

The fashionista bridesmaid

Being a bridesmaid isn’t necessarily the best chance a girl can get to show off her style – often wearing matching dresses and accessories with the whole bridal party, all chosen by someone else. Having a fashionista as one of your best girls is good because she knows what’s hot and what’s not, but that also means they may be a bit fiesty when it comes to their outfit choice.

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The laidback bridesmaid

This kind of bridesmaid doesn’t even know the meaning of the word ‘fiesty’. With a relaxed, go-with-the-flow attitude, she’ll get everything you ask done, without you even realising she’s actually taken it into account. A bit unnerving with her lack of acknowledgment, however the perfect go-to if you’re feeling stressed and need someone to calm you down.

The crafty bridesmaid

Especially perfect for a bride looking to have a DIY wedding, these arty bridesmaids are ideal for saving you time and money. Not only will she come up with ideas where you can make instead of buy for your big day stationery, decoration and so on, she’ll actually love the DIY tasks at hand. Someone fetch the some scissors and glue!

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The first-time bridesmaid

Not every girl has been a bridesmaid before, and first-time bridesmaids won’t know what to expect. Make sure you fill her in on her responsibilities, the dates you’ll need her to keep free, and what exactly you want done. In fact, it may be better if you write this list down, otherwise you might have a very anxious bridesmaid to deal with.

The party girl bridesmaid

This is the go-to girl when it comes to your hen party! She knows the places, she knows the moves, and she knows the consequences of a big night out – she will have the takeaway chips in hand at the end of the night, and will be holding your hair back if necessary! Make the most of her skills and get her on the playlist for the wedding – she’ll get people on the dancefloor, easy peasy.


So, have you worked out what types of bridesmaids you have? Hopefully you don’t have to deal with any bad bridesmaids. Speaking of – do you know the 6 things that bridesmaids always do that really annoy the bride!?