Before she walked down the aisle toward the waiting Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel got to practice the wedding life as a bridesmaid. To help her “7th Heaven” co-star Beverly Mitchell get married in Italy, Biel wore a smooth brown gown and carried a bundle of white roses.
The two friends have stayed in touch since their show, despite how different their lives are. Mitchel returned the favor by being there when Biel fell in love with Timberlake. In 2015 the two friends revealed they were both pregnant, and they ended up giving birth just three months apart.
We all know that the biggest faux pas possible at a wedding is to show up wearing white. But more and more often these days, the bridesmaids are joining the bride in white. Actress Naomi Watts is one such maid of honor, wearing a white eyelet dress to help marry off her friend Emma Cooper at Emma's wedding in Australia.
Watts has been busy in the love department — she attended the wedding with her boyfriend Liev Schreiber, whom she met after breaking up with Heath Ledger in 2005. She and Schreiber separated after eleven years. In 2017 Watts started dating actor Billy Crudup.
Kate looked ready for the red carpet when she got dressed up in a silky black gown and an all-white bouquet. She was one of four bridesmaids at the wedding of her friend Jacqui Louez, which took place at a beach in Sydney, Australia, in 2008.
The two women have been friends since 2005, when Louez worked as a personal assistant for Bosworth on the set of “Superman Returns.” It wasn't too long before Bosworth got to have her own wedding to director Michael Polish, whom she started dating in 2011. They two are now married, Bosworth is a stepmother to Polish's daughter, and she's looking forward to being a mother herself.
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen
It seems like it's impossible for these two child stars to be separate in anything. For their friend Cassie Coane's wedding, both twins appeared as bridesmaids — though it seems like they didn't have a choice since there were a total of eighteen bridesmaids. That must be some kind of record, right?
The private ceremony in the Hudson Valley in New York must have been packed. There were plenty more it-girls present at the bridal party, who all got to pick their own bridesmaids' dresses, granting at least a floral theme. They weren't your typical dresses – Mary-Kate chose a kimono frock, and Ashley wore a black and white flowing dress.
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Gellar and her husband, Freddie Prinze Jr., are still going strong, but Sarah has had another chance to take on the wedding aisle when she appeared as a bridesmaid for her friend's wedding in Santa Monica. The knee-length pink frock is certainly a little less fancy than some of the other bridesmaid dresses on this list, but it still looks great.
Gellar's first date with her husband was actually an accident — they were to meet some mutual friends for dinner, but the friends never showed up. Sarah and Freddie went on their own, and it's been true love ever since.