The girls in the matching dresses are an iconic part of every wedding photo album. But what *do* they do, other than stand there and look pretty in pink (or, in the coming seasons, purple)?
Most etiquette books have pretty simple lists of absolute must-do's:
-buy the dress (and the accessories)
-show up on time
-stand up front
-buy a gift
And there are frequently suggested duties, hosting a shower among them.
But there are also brides who think it's a bridesmaid's responsibility to research carbon offsets, and bridesmaids who are stunned that they've been asked to keep track of gifts at the shower.
We want to compile a list of all the things a bridesmaid should do (or even those they could do) -- from things as big-picture as "don't let your friendship drift away until the wedding is over" to stuff as silly and specific as "make a bouquet out of ribbons at the shower."
Help us think of everything, will you? Make your suggestions here in our comments section!
And watch for our list in an upcoming blog post.