As we watched the Royal wedding Friday morning my girls kept asking “Where are Kate’s bridesmaids?” I explained that the bridesmaids were the little girls that walked with Pippa. ”No, Mama, they are the flower girls.” Try as I may, my nine year old couldn’t understand the British tradition of the young bridesmaid. Now that I think of it, I don’t understand that tradition either. I know that Bridesmaids are the great support system for the bride on her day. I know that my Bridesmaids were my best friends. They helped with my planning and preparation. They were there for me through out my day and they made sure my nerves were calmed and I was ready to enjoy the day. Hooray for our gal pals who stand up with us on our special day!