Being a bridesmaid has been looked upon as a burden lately, with excuses ranging from the costs to the time and work involved. It seems as though we’ve forgotten what it really means to be a bridesmaid. Here’s a few reminders on why every woman wants to be a bridesmaid.
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Being a bridesmaid is special. You are there, up close and personal, to witness a ceremony of love. Standing alongside the bride means that you play an incredibly important role in her life. It’s a beautiful way to celebrate this milestone in her life.
Weddings are glamorous affairs. Long gone are the days of hideous dresses; dresses today are über chic. Not to mention having your hair and makeup done, so you’re bound to look and feel incredible. Often professional photos are taken, making sure that all the glamour is that much more worth your while. It’s the perfect excuse to spoil yourself.
Weddings are highly anticipated life events, so the memories made are treasured forever. It’s a memory of love being celebrated and the beginning of a new chapter. The memories can also serve as inspiration for your own wedding plans and restore your faith in love.
4. Bachelorette Party
Bridesmaids help plan (and enjoy) the wildest party imaginable! The options are endless. You could travel on a girls’ getaway, see male dancers or just simply paint the town red. It’s sure to be filled with fun and new inside jokes to keep you smiling for years to come.
Bridesmaids form part of a long standing wedding tradition. Originally a bridesmaids’ role at a wedding was to protect the bride by deterring evil spirits. Although this is no longer the case, it’s still comforting to know that you are there to support the bride on her special day.
This is why we need bridesmaids and more importantly why we want to be them. After all, it’s the maid of honour that takes on most of the work. In today’s rushed lifestyle we need to stop and take a moment to make memories that we can cherish, because when all is said and done these are the moments that will truly resonate. That is why on why every woman wants to be a bridesmaid.
Written by Shannon Correia