Gone are the pagan days when the bridesmaids were considered as some kind of a scapegoat in order to prevent the kidnapping of bride by the evil forces. The modern bridesmaids are expected to support the bride all through her wedding day.
Bridesmaids are supposed to perform their duties under the guidance of chief bridesmaid and of course, the bride. From helping the chief bridesmaid in arranging hen parties to walking down the aisle behind her, bridesmaids are useful hands that are responsible for preventing the last-minute bloopers for the bride. They may also be asked by the bride to accompany her for wedding-related shopping junkets.