Being asked to be a bridesmaid is a wonderful honour, and one that most girls feel incredibly lucky to experience. However, if you’ve never been one before, or don’t know much about the formalities of a wedding, it can seem a slightly daunting task. Worry not, though, I’ve put together the ultimate guide to being a bridesmaid, and outlined your key roles and bridesmaids duties for before, and on the day. Enjoy. The history of the bridesmaid varies across cultures, religions and time periods.