Bridesmaids are an important part of the entire wedding experience. They play a supportive role assisting the bride with planning the wedding and are typically asked to play a role in planning wedding-related events, such as a bridal shower or bachelorette party. Importantly, they are there on the big day, supporting the bride and are an integral part of the wedding party.
But first and foremost she is a maid to the bride - hence the title. The chief bridesmaid is usually the best friend or sister of the bride. The plan is that she will be by your side to assist you in every way she can. With this in mind make sure you choose someone with a calming influence, who performs well under stress. She may need to be your rock!