A bridesmaid is typically a woman, often a close friend or relative of the bride. She attends to the bride on the day of a wedding or marriage ceremony. In general, formal weddings have a half dozen or more bridesmaids in addition to the maid of honor (it could be as many as a dozen, but that is very rare).
Moreover, the chief, or lead, bridesmaid is called the maid-of-honor if she is single and the matron-of-honor if she is married. Younger girls who are obviously too young to be married may also be included and are called junior bridesmaids. The contemporary bridesmaid may be of any age and marital status.
Semiformal and casual weddings can have just one bridesmaid – the maid of honor – but typically have about three to five. In term of dressing code, traditionally they will all wear the same dress, although now a days is more usual to see different styles but same color code for all.
As wedding planners, we got to say that over here in Spain (Barcelona), it is not usual for the bride to have bridesmaids as such, although it is a tradition that more and more is incorporating itself in our wedding’s protocol. As wedding planners, we would like to share with you some photos of our latests bridesmaids with their bride at the wedding.