The term ‘bridesmaid’ is normally used for all bridal attendants in the UK. However, when the attendant is married, or is a mature woman, the term ‘matron of honour’ is often used. The influence of American English has led to the chief bridesmaid sometimes being called the maid of honour.
What do you call a female bridesmaid?
An “honor attendant,” or a “man of honor,” takes on the maid of honor role with differences in duties and dress. A male bridesmaid is usually called a “bridesman” or a “bride’s attendant.”
What is the bride’s party called?
Your wedding party (also known as the bridal party) will include not only the people who will help you plan your big day, but they also are those you will want by your side when you walk down the aisle and say your vows.
What is a bride’s entourage?
These are the trustworthy gal pals and family members who form the bride’s entourage. They’re a support team for the maid of honor, helping with prewedding tasks when asked (addressing invites, making bridal shower favors, planning the bachelorette party and more).
What are extra bridesmaids called?
Maid and Matron of Honor and Bridesmaids
To honor more friends and family with traditional wedding party roles, invite single and married friends to be your maid and matron of honor. They will be in charge of bachelorette parties and stay by your side through showers and wedding prep.
Can a married woman be a bridesmaid?
Can I have my married friend as a bridesmaid in the wedding? Yes, absolutely! The idea that a bride needs to be surrounded by unmarried women is ancient history, and unless all your closest friends do happen to be unwed, it might as well stay that way. There’s no reason you can’t ask a married friend to be a maid.
What is the best woman in a wedding?
When the groom wishes to give this honor to a woman, she may be termed the best woman or best person, or may still be referred to as the ‘best man’. The bride’s equivalent of the best man is the maid or matron of honour. A gender-neutral term is honor attendant. * make a toast to the bride and groom at the reception.