A Gift of GratitudeEliran Shachar
A bridesmaid and a maid-of-honor are the ones who the bride wants to be a part of her wedding. Bridesmaids and the maid-of-honor can be chosen among the bride’s friends or members of her family, perhaps a sister or the groom’s sister. A bridesmaid and a maid-of-honor is someone close to the bride where their friendship or relationship is meaningful and that she finds comfort whenever they are around.
Bridesmaids and a maid-of-honor serves a practical purpose during the bride’s wedding and even on the planning of the ceremony. They serve as confidantes, advisors, they do menial tasks, they run errands and more. They even help the bride choose and shop for her wedding dress, help the bride calm down before the ceremony, and help the bride get dress before the ceremony. Even in ancient history, they believe that maid-of-honors and bridesmaids serves as decoys to protect the bride from evil spirits from the beginning of the ceremony until the bride and the groom get their vows done.
A good bridesmaid and a maid-of-honor should make sure they be an asset to the wedding and offer help rather than be a liability or a hindrance during and before the ceremony. These women you celebrated your wedding with should be over-the-moon happy for you. She is not only there to offer you emotional help on your biggest day but also there to witness the moment you say “I do.” to the man she hopes you grow old with and be happy.
Having those types of bride’s maids and maid-of-honors would be very helpful not only for the bride but also for the ceremony itself. Imagine if they wouldn’t be around what panic the bride would have been through and how raddled and tired she would feel and look. The bride should also not forget to consider the bridesmaids and the maid-of-honors request like asking them if they have comments and suggestions on the dresses they would be wearing, where they would be staying especially if they live far from your wedding reception, and understanding and considering the maid-of-honor and bridesmaid’s availability.
Giving gifts to these amazing women who have helped you is the perfect way to show your gratitude to them. Just by looking at what your bridesmaids and maid-of-honor would put out for you they surely deserve something special. Gifts are usually given before the wedding usually on the rehearsal dinner. Perhaps something they can wear during your wedding like jewelries with a handwritten letter expressing how grateful you are to have them and how lucky and blessed you are to have experienced being their friend and their sister.