PHOTO ALBUM: Girl squad goals with your bridal besties

When you first got engaged you gave them a card proudly exclaiming ‘I can’t say I do without you’. You listened patiently to their dress-shopping body hang-ups and tried your very best to keep them all happy. You swelled with pride when your hair stylist and makeup artist were finished and you and your fave gals were looking the. best. ever.

But what about what they’ve done for you? They’ll never get back the hours spent in the hen planning Whatsapp group (you shudder to think how many messages were exchanged discussing photo bunting alone). They talked you down when you threw a hissy fit about your blush pink favour bags being imperceptibly different to the colour shown on screen when you ordered them. They even made you feel like yours was the only wedding in the world, when they are actually attending seven this year.

That’s why your photos with your bridesmaids are so important. These wonderful women represent your past, present and future. Giggly getting ready shots, serenely posing before you walk down the aisle and celebratory snaps once you’re finally a Mrs will make heart-warming additions to your wedding album, and might even make it onto their mantlepiece as well. Here come the girls!