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History of Bridesmaids

Bridesmaids and groomsmen have been around for a while, and companionship has, historically, incorporated the attendance of others. Originally, bridesmaids and groomsmen were utilized to ward away evil spirits during the Roman Empire’s rule.
 
Traditionally, evil spirits were believed to afflict both the bride and groom, so both parties created a staff to confuse evil spirits, preventing bad luck on their most important day while ensuring a happy marriage thanks to the approach taken by modern brides who include modern color design.

 

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Before the Roman Empire, suitors would pursue traveling brides to the selected fiancé’s home. Attendants dressed similarly to brides accompanied suitors, creating companionship within the wedding party where in other cultures things are done differently.

Modern Practices

Even today, we incorporate old traditions to include century-old ideals and wedding inclusions. A lot of modern brides include modern color designs within scene-scapes, and bridesmaids dress in iconic, lavish colors to differentiate themselves from the bride. “Traditional” weddings include white garb and various styles to recognize the bride’s individuality. Similarly, a color sash can be included alongside luscious bouquets.

 

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Surrounding Practices

 

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Modern wedding parties feature beautiful styles for a variety of reasons. In most bridal parties, more than one bridesmaid is included to pay homage to historical family practices. Modern brides select their bridesmaid party count, their family’s selected clothing style, and wedding plans.

 

Often, family size, attendant count and other selections are left to the married parties. In other cultures, bridesmaid customs expand across several realms. Bridesmaids are often small girls in Victorian England and Norway, while in English-speaking countries it’s customary to carry flowers and take bridal photos.