A bridesmaid is someone who the bride wants to be a part of her wedding party and whose moral support the bride wants for the wedding plans and events. There is no hard and fast rule regarding the number of bridesmaids and groomsmen you need, other than the nicety of having someone around to help you and give you moral support. Many brides these days have only one attendant and also accommodating a large wedding party needs a larger site. Also, it is customary to give bridesmaid gifts. To help you select the perfect bridesmaid gift, we have provided some ideas and shopping links below.