A girl or woman who accompanies a bride on her wedding day.
- The bride would be accompanied by several bridesmaids and the groom had one male, the best man, at his side.
- It is common for couples to have their own children present at their weddings, often as bridesmaids or pageboys.
- The bridesmaids and flower girl each had a single white lily fixed in their hair, to match the bride's bouquet.
Late 18th century: alteration of earlier bridemaid.
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