Ever wonder what the point of being a bridesmaid is? Sure, you’re there to enjoy all the fun and savor the moment with one of your close friends, but what else? Turns out: there is a specific bridesmaid’s job description out there.
According to ancient Roman law, at least 10 people were required to be present and witness the union of a husband and wife. Another purpose of the grouping was for literal protection. In case thieves were looking to rob the new married couple, all those present could help to protect them. In addition, it is urban legend that the bridesmaid’s job was to dress just like the bride in order to confuse evil spirits that wished to harm her. Scary stuff, huh?
After many years, this eventually developed into the modern bridal party, in which both the bride and groom selected those closest to them to stand by their sides and help throughout the day.
Remember, your bride chose you as a bridesmaid because she values you and wants you next to her on a huge day in her life! So, see it as an honor and help her out the best you can!