The Bridesmaids History
Choosing close friends/siblings for bridesmaids is a tradition date back to the ancient times. The bridesmaids would wore dresses much like the bride’s gown to confuse the evil spirits or jealous suitors attempted to harm the newlyweds. For several days before the marriage, maid/matron-of-honor attended to the bride-to-be. She ensured that the bridal wreath was made and helped the bride get dressed. All bridesmaids helped the bride decorate for the wedding feast.
Today bridesmaids don’t have to dress similar to the bride and their fashion tends to complement the theme and the bride