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Ginevra Weasley, in her bridesmaid dress

The role of bridesmaid is a ceremonial position at both Muggle and magical weddings. The role is largely for show, but bridesmaids also traditionally play a central part in preparations for the wedding and help the bride on the day, as the name suggests.

At a wedding, there may be either one bridesmaid, several bridesmaids, or none at all. Because bridesmaids are generally chosen by the bride, those who occupy the position are usually close to her — a sister or a good friend.

It is likely, that because at least one best man at a magical wedding is known to have become the godfather of the couple's first child, that the bridesmaid normally becomes the godmother of this child also. Bridesmaids are known to wear bright colours, that are different to that being worn by the bride.

Known bridesmaids

Wizard(s) Date Notes
Ginevra Weasley 1 August, 1997 The younger sister of the groom and was the bridesmaid at his wedding to Fleur Delacour
Gabrielle Delacour The younger sister of the bride and was the bridesmaid at her wedding to Bill Weasley