The number of bridesmaids you have depends on the style and size of your wedding.
It is customary to ask your closest friends and relatives of appropriate age.
Girls ranging in age from 11 to 16 can be junior bridesmaids.
Often a relative from the groom’s family – a sister or a favorite cousin is invited as a bridesmaid.
Although bridesmaids do not have specific pre-wedding duties, they usually offer to run errands, address envelopes, and assist the bride in any way possible.
They are usually invited to all the pre-wedding parties and may host one if they wish.
Bridesmaids are generally responsible for paying for their own wedding outfits of the brides choosing and other expenses except the flowers.
Occasionally, the bride or her parents may pay expenses for any or all the bridesmaids, but it is seldom done.