Our Favorite Celebrity Bridesmaids—See What They Wore to Their Best Friends' Weddings
The bridal party is a key element of any wedding ceremony—it's the job of the bridesmaids to support the bride throughout her big day, after all. Whether it's ensuring that the woman of the hour doesn't experience a wardrobe malfunction or giving her a tissue to dry her happy tears, the 'maids have to be ready for just about anything. It's for this exact reason that picturing your favorite celebrities, who are all used to the world of luxury, as bridesmaids feels paradoxical—but the rich and famous step up for their best friends on their big days, too! Need proof? Look to the following A-listers, like Taylor Swift, Demi Lovato, and Margot Robbie, who have all perfomed this important role on their friends' and sisters' big days.
These stars took their job as bridesmaids seriously. Take Swift for example, who attended her best friend Brittany Maack's 2016 wedding as the maid-of-honor. The singer went above and beyond for the bride-to-be—she organized an appointment at Reem Acra's showroom, where the bride picked her wedding dress and the singer's bridesmaid dress. Swift even gave a heartfelt speech at the reception where she relived meeting Maack during their childhood, before adding that seeing the happy couple married made her the "happiest maid of honor ever."
Swift's bridal party goals aside, she and the rest of these celebrities have also rocked some chic bridesmaids' dresses in the process. From short and causal get-ups to the most glamourous mermaid gowns, these looks prove that these stars are always red-carpet ready, even when they're strutting down an aisle. But although they look great, these famous 'maids ensured all eyes were on the bride. Ready to see all of the stars that have held this important role? Click through to discover our favorite celebrity bridesmaids.
Actress and producer Issa Rae served as a bridesmaid at her friend Desiree Michelle's wedding in October 2019. Rae donned a blush dress and sleek braids for the autumn nuptial and took to Instagram to announce her love and excitement for the bride with a caption stating, "Trolling our girl since '03. Congrats, you beautiful bride. Love you, girl!"
Actress Vanessa Hudgens was a bridesmaid at Pretty Little Liars star Brant Daugherty's wedding to Kimberly Hidalgo in June 2019—but she wasn't the only celebrity on the attendants list. Her former High School Musical co-star Ashley Tisdale also stood by Daugherty's side on the big day. The bridal party was all smiles in mismatched lavender gowns that featured shinning embellishments. Tisdale took to Instagram to post a boomerang of the girls shimmying in their dresses with the caption, "We're ready for you @kimhidalgo!"
In January 2019, Demi Lovato served as a bridesmaid on her childhood best friend Jenna Schubart's big day. The star donned a black gown with a lace overlay, which she paired with loose waves and natural makeup. "I was a bridesmaid yesterday for my sister/former babysitter/friend of 23 years," Lovato wrote in an Instagram post. "I love you @jennaschubart. What a perfect wedding for a perfect couple!!"
Rachel Bilson has been a bridesmaid on at least three different occasions: In 2008, when she was the maid of honor when her best friend Jill Stonerick married The O.C. creator Josh Schwartz; in 2016, when she was a bridesmaid in her brother's wedding; most recently, she stood by a friend's side as she tied the knot in California in March of 2017. For her most recent stint as 'maid, Bilson rocked a blush gown with a stunning off-the-shoulder neckline.
It's safe to say Dianna Agron has weddings on the brain! Besides being engaged herself (to Mumford and Sons singer Winston Marshall), the model was a bridesmaid in her friend, celebrity chef Megan Mitchell's wedding. For the ceremony, Agron wore a nude Anne dress from Reformation and a floral accessory. "Always so honored to be by your side @chefmeganmitch," Agron posted on Instagram. "I love you. Yesterday was perfect."
Szohr sent off major mermaid vibes while wearing a shimmering blue bridesmaid gown to her sister's destination wedding in Jamaica. In a cropped regram of this image, the Gossip Girl actress highlighted the memory as one of her favorites from 2016. "I can't explain the emotions and laughs that occurred on this trip," the star wrote.
Miranda Kerr wins the best sister award as she stood by her brother, Matty, at his wedding in Australia. Kerr's mother took to Instagram to share pictures of the bridal party, where Kerr was spotted wearing a white dress with a flower crown. And yes, Kerr did bring her fiancé, Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel, as her plus-one!
Emily Ratajkowski was a bridesmaid for a friend's wedding, and it only made sense that the actress wore the mini dress (aptly named "Emily") she co-designed with Christy Dawn for a good cause (a portion of the proceeds go to Planned Parenthood).
Amy Schumer would definitely be a pick for our Fantasy Bridesmaids Draft. The Trainwreck actress was in her friends, Tara and Rusty Fitton's wedding in August 2016—and she brought along her boyfriend, Ben Hanisch, as her plus one!
Kelly Rowland and Lala Anthony
For Ciara and Russell Wilson's fairy-tale wedding, Lala Anthony and Kelly Rowland were part of the bridal party. Designer Michael Costello created eight different custom black dresses for the bridesmaids, including a high-neck, sleeveless gown for Lala and a strapless dress for Kelly.
The Girls creator and star took on the role of bridesmaid for her childhood friend Audrey Gelman's wedding to Genius.com founder Ilan Zechory. We love the J.Crew skirts the ladies customized with rhinestones, sequins, patches, and floral appliqués to suit their personalities. Dunham even delivered a sweet, funny toast at the wedding reception.
Before walking down the aisle herself, Sofía Vergara got a practice run—as a bridesmaid at her friend's wedding! The Modern Family actress wore a strapless yellow dress.
Beyoncé, Solange, and Kelly Rowland
At Tina Knowles's intimate yacht wedding to Richard Lawson, her daughters appeared alongside her as bridesmaids, as did Kelly Rowland. The whole bridal party dressed in white, just like at Solange's wedding a year prior.
When her fashion designer friend, Kara Smith, tied the knot in November 2015, the Scream Queens star was there to support her as a bridesmaid.
Nothing like sister love! Paris Hilton was a natural bridesmaid choice for Nicky Hilton's wedding to James Rothschild in 2015. How cute are those getting-ready robes?
Rihanna went down as one of the coolest bridesmaids in the history of weddings after she posted this photo from her assistant Jennifer Rosales's Honolulu wedding, as well as photos lying in the sand and enjoying a smoke (the celebration was on on April 20, or 4/20). The self-proclaimed "BadGal" nailed the beach-chic look in her lilac Badgley Mischka Couture dress.
For her sister, Ashlee Simpson's wedding to Evan Ross, Jessica Simpson was maid of honor—and her daughter, Maxwell, was flower girl.
Kylie, Khloe, Kourtney, and Kendall Kardashian
Gang's all here! All four of Kim Kardashian's sisters served as bridesmaids (dressed in white, natch) for her lavish wedding to Kanye West, seen here speaking to his future sisters-in-law, mother-in-law, and baby, North, in Khloe's lap.
"Sisters of the cloth," Lena Dunham captioned this Instagram with a fellow bridesmaid at her friend's wedding in June 2014.
Pippa Middleton was royally gorgeous for her sister, The Duchess of Cambridge's wedding. Her lovely white MOH gown was one of the most-talked-about details of the day!
Simpson also stood up beside her friend CaCee Cobb when she said "I do" to Donald Faison. The singer stunned in a black Monique Lhuillier dress.
The model had the honor of being one of Chrissy Teigen's eight bridesmaids at her Italy wedding to John Legend.
Jessica Simpson is a pro bridesmaid by now! She also appeared as one of seven bridesmaids for her friend and publicist's Rhode Island wedding.