Wedding Traditions from Amazing Alterations: The Bridesmaids

Western Wedding Traditions and How Amazing Alterations in Minneapolis Can Play a Role in Your Wedding

Being a bridesmaid can be an exciting role. Bridesmaids are typically friends or sisters of the bride. The principal bridesmaid is called the Maid of Honor if she is unmarried, or the Matron of Honor is she is married. A junior bridesmaid is a girl who is not old enough to marry.

In ancient times, the friends of the bride would dress similarly to the bride in order to fool evil spirits present at the wedding. However, the role evolved from protection to a status symbol; historically, a large group of bridesmaids showed the family’s wealth. Today, the number typically depends on the bride’s preference. The bridesmaids’ duties are to attend the wedding ceremony and help the bride on her wedding day, and bridesmaids often help planning wedding-related events, such as a bridal shower or bachelorette party. Typically, the Maid of Honor will also give a speech at the reception.

Your main duty as a bridesmaid is to make sure the bride is happy, but at Amazing Alterations we know it is hard to do that if you feel uncomfortable in a pinching or sagging dress. We offer affordable alterations so you and your wallet won’t regret saying “yes” to your friend or sister’s offer. We can also do last-minute alterations for pregnant or out-of-town bridesmaids. Call us today at 763-432-5243 or email us at to set up a free consultation! Stay tuned to learn about the history of groomsmen.