A bridal party refers to the people who will be on either side of the bride and groom when they recite their vows. The bridal party also helps the bride and groom with wedding planning. The bridal party can also be called the wedding party.

The bridal party usually helps the bride and groom get ready for the wedding and can be there to help calm their nerves. The bridal party will also take formal pictures with the bride and groom and be seated with them during the wedding reception.

The bridal party can be very large or very small depending on the size of the wedding. The following people are usually included in the bridal party:

  • Maid or matron of honor, or both
  • Bridesmaids
  • Best man
  • Groomsmen
  • Ushers
  • Parents
  • Grandparents
  • Officiant
  • Flower girl
  • Ring bearer