Bridesmaids and Junior Bridesmaid's Responsibilities
The average formal and semi-formal wedding includes four to six bridesmaids. The best choice for Bridesmaids and Junior Bridesmaids are close friends and relatives, and older children if it is a second marriage.
Junior Bridesmaids are usually between the ages of 8 and 15 years old.
Assists the maid of honor in planning the bridal shower (and participates and contributes to it).
Helps bride and maid of honor select the bridesmaids dresses.
Purchases own wedding attire and accessories (dress, shoes & accessories).
Attends the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner.
Pays for own travel expenses and/or lodging if living outside the area.
Assists the bride with errands and addressing invitations, if requested by the bride.
Arrives at the bride's home or dressing site 2 hours before the ceremony for photos.
Gives a wedding gift to the bride & groom.
Arrives dressed at the ceremony site 1 hour before the wedding for photos.
Walks behind the ushers in order of height during the processional either in pairs or in single file.
May stand in receiving line.
Sits next to ushers at the head table.
Dances with ushers and other important guests.
Encourages single women to participate in the bouquet-tossing ceremony, and participates, if single.
May help the ushers decorate the getaway car.
May help with the decorating of the reception site.
Attends pre-wedding events (bridal showers).
Purchases own wedding attire and accessories (dress and shoes).
Walks in procession with bridesmaids.
Stands in front with bridesmaids during the wedding ceremony.
May or may not be in receiving line.
Arrives at bride's home or dressing site 2 hours before the ceremony for photos.
Attends rehearsal and rehearsal dinner.
May help bridesmaids with wedding tasks.
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