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Bridal Club Magazine

Bridesmaids Responsibilites

When choosing your bridesmaids, make sure you choose friends who are responsible and work well with others. Guys can also be bridesmaids, otherwise known as bridesmen. Your bridesmaids will have many challenging tasks so make sure they know what those tasks are before they willingly accept the responsibility. Keep in mind that being a bridesmaid will carry extra costs for your friends and letting them know that before they accept the honor will help avoid any misunderstandings.


  • Help with general planning tasks such as addressing invitations, putting together favors or centerpieces, decorating ceremony site or reception hall, etc.
  • Help maid of honor plan the bridal shower and bachelorette party
  • Attend pre-wedding celebrations (rehearsal, rehearsal dinner, bridal showers)
  • Provide emotional support to bride
  • Dress shop for bridesmaids dresses
  • Mingle with guests during rehearsal dinner and wedding reception
  • Arrive at specified times for all wedding-related events
  • Be attentive to guests with needs, children in bridal party, and elderly
  • March down the isle before the bride
  • Make sure guests are comfortable by starting conversations and introducing people
  • Start the dance party. Most guests will wait till the dance floor is at least slightly full before they're brave enough to go out there. Start dancing and if you notice any guests tapping their feet or dancing in their seats...go and pull them out on the dance floor.
  • Be available for pictures
  • Participate in receiving line if asked to


  • dress
  • shoes
  • jewellery and/or head piece
  • transportation to and from the wedding location
  • wedding gift

A bridesmaid may host a bridal shower or bachelorette party, but it is not mandatory. Hosting the bridal shower and bachelorette party falls mainly on the maid of honor (MOH). Bridesmaids help in the planning process.

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