(Closed) Biblical Bridesmaids?

posted 5 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
673 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@MrsPaulsBabyBallerina:  She said that because not all of her bridemaids can fit up front the biblical bridesmaids are going to line the aisle and hold candles to light the way down the aisle. She said this is what bridesmaids did in biblical times.

Post # 6
2305 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

@EffieTrinket:  She’s probably a people pleaser. Too afraid to tell any of her friends they’re not a bridesmaid.

And I thought 6 a side was too many bridal party members!

Post # 7
662 posts
Busy bee

For  what it’s worth, she was a sweetheart.


I had never heard of biblical bridesmaids before the show either.  I looked it up online and there is no reference that I’ve found to a bridesmaid performing the duty of lighting the aisle.  I saw the parable of the ten bridesmaids but that seemed to be the only reference of bridesmaids. 


The parable is here:



But  it doesn’t reference a wedding, it seems to reference a rapture or the way some people are not “ready” when they die.


Full disclosure: I’m an atheist so there might be something I’m missing.

Post # 8
7776 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Bunny82:  That Bible passage is about a wedding alright. A real 1st century wedding custom (lighting the lamps for the bridegroom) is used in an analogy (or to use the bible word, “parable”) to teach a lesson.

The problem I have is it’s a first century custom, not a thing Jesus (or any other person) instructed the church to do. But if someone wants to do it as a way to include other people, I see no harm in it.

EDIT: But in the bible, they lit their lamps for the groom

Post # 9
2497 posts
Buzzing bee

The whole episode was about her not being able to say to anyone. “Biblical” in this sense means “people pleaser.”

She wanted taffeta and all of her friends wanted chiffon. Luckily, she was finally able to say no to them and didn’t end up with Biblical dresses as well.

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