It doesn't have to be a bright lemon yellow, a pale pastel shade of yellow could look lovely with purple flowers... like Iris' or something.
Both my sisters got married, so I was a bridesmaid twice. My sisters were each others maids of honor, so I saw all the arrangements and witnessed all the drama. :P Although I must say we were lucky and didn't have much beyond the mother's in law.
As was said before, just be there for her, help her in her decisions without forcing yours on hers. I'm sure she would love suggestions, but only if they are stated in a: I love your idea, do you want to add "..." maybe as well (type of approach).
Contrary to what some people think, it takes a heap load of organizing and time to prepare a wedding. From the sounds of it, your friends seems to have a lot of family... so big wedding? If so, just make sure you organize your time well and finish everything on time... Weddings get very stressful near "the moment", so try to make sure you guys have finished the most important stuff before, as to not add extra stress.
-Book the DJ/music people in advance.
-Order flower arrangements ASAP to make sure they have a good heads up of what is wanted exactly.
- If you bridesmaids go dress shopping together, make sure it's a good couple of months before the wedding, so if you order anything, you have time to receive it and alter it a month before the wedding.
Pretty much, taking care of all those things early helps, because if something goes wrong or it's not in her price range, she can easily find someone else without it being "almost too late".
Now who's taking care of the bridal shower?
A ride a day keeps the worries away!
Last edited by Hidalgo13; 09-03-2012 at 12:02 PM.