Originally Posted by Curryong
Louise's two surviving sisters had married a year or two before, but it's odd that she didn't have any single cousins or close friends from her side of the family as bridesmaids.
Neither did Alexandra of Denmark or Helen of Waldeck, whose marriages also took place in England. Their bridesmaids were all daughters of British peers.
Queen Victoria's daughters (who all married in England) & their bridesmaids:
Victoria - daughters of British peers
Alice - her sisters Helena, Louise, Beatrice (small, relatively simple wedding because Queen Victoria was still in mourning for Prince Albert)
Helena - daughters of British peers
Louise - daughters of British peers (including the bridegroom's sister Lady Elizabeth Campbell)
Beatrice - her nieces Louise, Maud & Victoria of Wales; Marie & Alexandra of Edinburgh; Irene & Alix of Hesse; Victoria & Louise of Augustenburg