Since announcing our engagement; I have been struggling to work out who should be my bridesmaid; so far I have decided on a school friend, and a friend who shares my cultural upbringing; country of birth. Neither of them are Catholic, but my school friend went to a Catholic school with me, so she understands the foundations of the Catholic Church and the other friend is Christian.
I like the idea of having a Catholic bridesmaid; because of the support and understanding in the preparations of the ceremony; songs, readings etc; and of all my friends; one of them is based abroad; and the other who is local will be having a baby early next year; so as much as I would love to ask her, am worried that she may not be able to participate as much because of her baby.
So; at the moment of all the other friends; one friend who have shown a lot of interest; and have even offered assistance is a non- practising Muslim.
I would like to know how important is it to choose a Bridesmaid who understands the importance of the Catholic marriage ceremony; as opposed to someone who is just willing to be involved in assisting regardless of the type of wedding.
Thanks for your guidance and tips again.