January 7th

Photo Credit: Crimson and Clover Photography

Tip of the Day: Want to be the best maid of honor ever? Above all, be a great listener. Encourage the bride to confide in you about anything (or anyone), with the promise that your lips are sealed. Every bride needs a reliable person she can vent to, which helps get all of that wedding stress out.

Show that you care about the bride's wedding plans by sending her a quick text message or giving her a call after an important appointment. In turn, brides should make their MOH feel involved in the plans by telling them specific tasks they need help with (e.g. choosing a centerpiece design, shopping for their gown).

Follow these five secrets of being an awesome bridesmaid.