Bridesmaids Day is the new bachelorette party. Ladies, this post is for you if you are planning your wedding party events. First, let’s start with a renaming and re-imaging of the old familiar event.
Also, the challenge is old habits die hard. Bridesmaids Day is the right re-imagining of this event for our current era.
We need new terms for our wedding events.
Therefore, many of the terms we use in weddings are no longer relevant at best and oppressive at worst.
For instance, it’s healthy to balance tradition with creativity.
Bridesmaids Day. The history of wedding events?
Listen, can you honestly say that you know the origin of all the traditions of your wedding? Do you know why we wear what we wear? How about when we started throwing the garter? Perhaps when we began the practice of giving away the bride?
Therefore, not everyone includes these practices. For the most part, however, these customs are very prevalent in today’s weddings.
In a similar fashion, this blog post primarily re-imagines one wedding event, the bachelorette party, or rather, bridesmaids’ day.
Look no further if you would like to re-imagine and re-create how you view your wedding events and your wedding party. It’s your wedding. That means that you get to decide how you want.
Meaningful Wedding Events
There is a purpose of each wedding event that is a part of the purpose of the wedding. Each event helps the wedding party to get to know one another and each event will also help to support the bride and groom in one way or another. When the bridesmaids get together for bridesmaids day it’s a form of fellowship to strengthen friendships and bring a new level of support to the wedding.
Many of us have been a part of weddings where the purpose was not really explained or celebrated. But when we know better we have an opportunity to do better. And when we know the purpose of each event we are better prepared to support the couple. From a faith-based perspective, this could mean providing an encouraging word or even a devotional that the couple will be able to use to prepare for the wedding.
We often forget about the process that the bride and groom go through leading up to the wedding such as counseling and the conversations that take place to get to know one another and create a foundation for their future together. We think of this as separate from our friends and family but that should not be the case. The supporting cast always has something encouraging to offer especially when it comes to spiritual support.
Understanding how each wedding event will prepare the couple allows us to be more creative and better equipped on the wedding day. Bridesmaids have the special task of taking care of the bride in all of these areas. Therefore, the meaning of bridesmaids day is to pray for, give encouraging words to, and talk about challenges in a safe spiritual space.
It’s time to create your wedding events!
Next, have fun re-naming and re-imaging your events like bridesmaids’ day based on the purpose of your wedding!
By the way, purpose is defined as the reason something is being done or that something exists. Our reason is to represent our faith in a genuine way. Bridesmaids’ Day is just one example! Re-imagining your wedding events and customs is a great way to express your faith! As a Christian, I’m excited to think about including related elements. Communion, a homily, and worship songs for example can remain the same with a new perspective.
Finally, now that you have re-imagined your bachelorette party into Bridesmaids’ Day, what will you re-imagine next?