Pippa Middleton was one. Julia Roberts played one, and so did Patrick Dempsey. For centuries Bridesmaids have been relegated to a supporting role complete with puffy sleeves and dyed shoes . . . but those days are over. [yellow tail] wines is partnering with Universal Studios Home Entertainment and NBCUniversal Digital Distribution to declare September 20, 2011 National Bridesmaid’s Day in celebration of the release of BRIDESMAIDS.
According to the U.S. Census, for the past 20 years the pace of weddings has remained constant: an average of 2.25 to 2.5 million weddings taking place each year. Moreover, according to TheKnot.com, each wedding has an average of four bridesmaids; meaning each year, some 10 million young women step up to embrace the role of Bridesmaid.
Did you know?
- The role of a bridesmaid originated centuries ago when friends of the bride would dress the same as the bride in order to confuse evil spirits who were ready to snatch the bride away from her intended.
- The phrase “often a bridesmaid, but never a bride” originated from a mouthwash advertisement from 1924.
- The universally known bridesmaid’s curse: “thrice a bridesmaid, never a bride” can be broken by being a bridesmaid seven times.
- Nearly 6% of bridesmaids confess to having been thrown out of the wedding party, and close to 30% admit they don’t like the person the bride is marrying. (Info courtesty of this press release.)
Fun wedding facts and unique wedding traditions help us remember the often humble origins still honored today. At AdvantageBridal.com, you can find bridesmaid accessories and bridesmaid gifts that will make your girlfriends proud to be in your wedding. Say “goodbye” to the outdated, ruffled bridesmaids dresses of past decades and say “hello” to stylish bridesmaid fashions, headpieces and jewelry for the modern wedding.