What Exactly is Expected of a Bridesmaid?

The bride may want to have a chief bridesmaid (she’s called this if she is single, and matron of honour if she’s married). The chief bridesmaid is the bride’s right-hand woman on the day, so she should be well-organised and practical. If there isn’t a chief bridesmaid, parcel out her duties amongst your adult bridesmaids.

Duties include:

  • To organise the hen party
  • To help the bride get ready before the wedding
  • To make sure that the bride’s honeymoon luggage is sent to the reception venue or on to the hotel.
  • To wait for the bride to arrive outside the ceremony venue and keep an eye on any young attendants.
  • To arrange the bride’s veil and and train before she walks down the aisle.
  • To take the bride’s bouquet at the top of the aisle and look after it during the ceremony. She returns the bouquet to the bride for her walk back down the aisle.
  • To look after the bride’s dress once she’s changed into her going-away outfit.