The role of the wedding bridesmaid

The Love Hunters

A wedding is a special day in the life of a couple, and the bridal attendants play an important role in making the day perfect. They are the bride's closest friends or family members and are there to provide emotional and practical support throughout the wedding planning process and on the big day itself. Not just brides”maids” , wedding attendants might also be “groomsmaids” or “bridesmen”, so the role described below is really generic.


What is the role of the traditional bridesmaid?

The role of the “bridesmaid” has evolved over time, and while their duties vary from wedding to wedding, there are some general responsibilities that most bridal attendants are expected to fulfill. One of the primary responsibilities is to assist the bride with her wedding planning. This includes attending dress fittings, helping with décor, and providing feedback on the overall look and feel of the wedding.


Wedding attendants play an essential role

On the day of the wedding, the bridal attendants play an essential role in helping the bride get ready. They assist with the bride's hair and makeup, ensure that her dress is arranged perfectly, and help with any last-minute preparations. The bride tribe also help the bride stay calm and relaxed, which is especially important in the hours leading up to the wedding!


What does a bridesmaid or groomsmaid do?

During the wedding ceremony, the bridesmaids, bridesmen or groomsmaids walk down the aisle ahead of the bride, and stand by her side as she exchanges vows with her partner. They hold the bride's bouquet during the ceremony, and help with the placement of the veil and train.


At the reception, the bridesmaids are often responsible for organizing and coordinating the events. They help with the seating arrangements, assist with the serving of food and drinks, and keep the party going by dancing with the guests and participating in the festivities.


Friendship and support on your wedding day

Overall, the role of the bridesmaid is one of support, love, and friendship. They are there to help the bride in any way possible, and to ensure that her wedding day is as perfect as possible. While the bridesmaid's duties may vary depending on the wedding, one thing remains constant: they are there to provide unwavering support to the bride and to help make her wedding day a dream come true.

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Author bio: Debbie Skyrme is "Celebrant Spain".  Award winning bilingual destination wedding celebrant officiating elopements, vow renewals and wedding ceremonies in the Spanish sunshine.