After lurking for a bit, I have seen a few arguments over whether or not a bride is honoring her bridemaids by asking them to be in their wedding or whether the bridemaids are supposed to honor the bride for her big day.
Some arguments against the concept of "bridemaids honoring the bride"
-"Your friends are not your servants"
-The do not have "duties" that they must fufill
Arguments FOR the concept of "bridemaids honoring the bride":
-This a very important day for the Bride and the bridesmaids should expect to have to help or show up for certain event like dress fittings
What is your opinion on the bridemaids role in the wedding?