The wedding party should always be a part of that group.
Help plan and pay for the bridal shower and bachelorette party.
The maid (or matron) of honor is in charge of the parties, but bridesmaids are expected to have ideas, give feedback, help decorate, chip in cash, and assist with the hostess duties.
Who walks the mother of the bride down?
Ushers seat guests as they arrive, from front rows to back; the final guests to be seated are, in this order: grandparents, mother of the groom (with father walking just behind), and mother of the bride. At a traditional, formal Jewish wedding, the bride’s side is on the right and the groom’s is on the left.
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