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What is the traditional order of bridal party entry at a ceremony?

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Flowergirls (or page boys) first, junior bridesmaids next, followed by bridesmaids, then senior bridesmaids, then maid (or matron) of honour.

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What is the tradition for having bridesmaids?

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Bridesmaids were traditionally believed to be decoys, protecting the bride as she made her way down the aisle. Any lurking spirits were expected to take the bridesmaids first, believing them to be the bride. As the bridesmaids were taken away, the bride was free to make her way happily to wedded bliss.

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Why do bridesmaids carry bridal bouquets?

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This is an old tradition that predates modern sanitary appliances. Put simply, floral bouquets made the bride and her bridesmaids smell nicer.

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How many songs can I have for the Processional?

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Many modern brides choose to have 1 song for the entrance of the bridesmaids, and 1 song for the entrance of the bride.

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Can my bridal party be involved in the Rehearsal?

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Yes, it is important that as many people who are involved in your wedding attend the rehearsal, including bride, groom, bridesmaids, groomsmen, flower girls and page boys.

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What is the historical relevance of the bridal party?

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Historically, the bridesmaids surrounded the bride on her wedding day in order to ward-off any evil spirits. In theory, the spirits would be tricked and go after the bridesmaids (instead of the bride).

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Should I bring my children to the rehearsal?

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It is important for your children to be at the rehearsal, especially if they are involved in the ceremony. Children are often junior bridesmaids (or groomsmen), flower girls, ring bearers, or page boys.

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