How to be the perfect bridesmaid — including when to say no

If you’ve been asked to be a bridesmaid in one of the estimated 40,000 Canadian weddings this August—the most popular month with a quarter of the yearly nuptials—you know already how stressful it can be navigating the marathon of events with grace and kindness. And with your savings intact.

With all the drama and potential for self-loathing, you might be wondering what the big deal with bridesmaids is in the first place. Your job is an important one, so it’s vital you know your role well before the big day.


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