The signs of Arizona’s wedding season are obvious – brides are running around like mad trying to get last-minute tasks completed for their weddings, grooms’ heads are spinning in wonderment of what they should do to help, MOB’s DOB’s are pouring heavier cocktails at the end of the day, and vendors are working overtime.

If you are a bridesmaid during these busy wedding months, take a deep breath, and just know that the busy season of weddings can be a little crazy. 

I have some quick tips to keep you, your bride, and the rest of the bridal party, organized and a little less stressed:


-Schedule alterations appointments well ahead of time.

-Purchase your shoes and undergarments before your alterations.  Don’t wait until the last minute.

-Buy bachelorette and wedding gifts now – don’t wait until the day before the event.


– Call or email your bride and ask if there are any tasks you can complete for her or for her family. 

-If you have an ultra-stressed bride, force her to let you pick her up one day for a pedicure or for happy hour. 

-If you are friends with the groom, call him to see if he needs any help.  Don’t forget about the grooms!


In the end, remember that book, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff.  The truly important thing going on is the marriage between the bride and groom.  Everything else is small in comparison.  If you go at everything with this in mind, the wild wedding season won’t seem so crazy.