(Closed) What is the POINT of a bridal party?

posted 8 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
461 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

duh, they are supposed to confuse the evil spirits into leaving you and your groom alone! 🙂

Really, they are just there to lend extra support and help as needed.

Post # 4
343 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

To me, the point of a bridal party is the opportunity to bond with your friends and share this life-changing moment with your “second family” in a unique way.  And all the help you’ll need in getting ready and pulling off the day.  That’s what it means to me!  It’s just a way to give special honor to people who have been there for you, and who will be there for you throughout the wedding

Post # 6
7 posts
  • Wedding: October 2010

We are just using our bridal party as an exuse to hang out and have a good time before we settle into married life, it seems like all our married friends kinda of changed a bit so we are trying to do as much with them as possible before the big day

Post # 7
1932 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

I think they’re for helping you out, not just on the wedding day, but leading up to the big day. I have needed so much help and it’s been nice having my sister and Bridesmaid or Best Man there with me, either dress shopping, making things or planning. They are dear people in my life and it’s a gift to me that they are devoting so much time to me and my big day. 

and yes, it is an honor 🙂

Post # 8
494 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I only have a Maid/Matron of Honor because I didn’t see a point in bridesmaids.  She has been more than enough help for me during this whole process and I haven’t had to deal with any other Bridesmaid or Best Man drama! 

Post # 9
837 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

To me, the bridal party is symbolic of those closest to you.  It’s not so you have people to boss around and make do things.  It’s not just to stand there and look pretty and have even sides.  It’s the symbolism. So if having a bridal party isn’t really symbolic to you, then I wouldn’t bother doing it, but if it is, then where they are during the ceremony shouldn’t really matter in my opinion.

Hope this helps!

Post # 10
2775 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

To me, the point of having bridesmaids is to honor the important women in your life by having them stand by your side (or walk down the aisle and then sit in a place of honor, as the case may be) as you take a major life step.  They are your friends, not your wedding planners, therapists, or unpaid labor force.

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