Post # 1
We have decided to have our wedding at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas – super excited!! However, we are not eloping, and are still inviting everyone to the wedding and having a beautiful destination wedding in the Venus Garden there. My question is, I know it is too much for a lot of our family and friends, however we are still expecting around 40 of our closest friends and family to be joining us. My dilemma is that I have two sisters, a soon to be sister-in-law, 2 best friends and a very close cousin that I want all to be standing up there with me as my BM/MOH and to be part of this special day! I know the rule of thumb is “one set” (BM/GM) for every 50 people.
I don’t want it to look stupid, with half the people in attendance standing at the alter with us but I want them all to be apart of my wedding. What would you do?
Post # 3
Given the intimate guest list, I’d go with as small a bridal party as possible, and find some other way for those other important people to participate. Maybe doing readings or toasts?
Post # 4
I would do a very small bridal party. It would look really weird if the bridal party were that large with an initimate guest list.
Post # 5
normally i would say screw the rule of thumb. we are having 7 sets for 150 because there was no way to leave any of those people out and i am thrilled to have them all there. but for such a small group, having 6 sets would be 12 people which is more than 1/4 your wedding guests. maybe just your sisters and the others could do toasts? FI could have his sister stand with him if she is close to you both.
Post # 6
Okay! That’s what I was thinking – guess I was maybe hoping for someone to tell me to go for it! :o) I will find something else for them to do so that they are included in my wedding! Thanks!!
Post # 7
It’s your wedding! If you want an entourage, go ahead. All of those people are important, and the day is about you, not about what is supposed to be appropriate. I’m having 5 for my wedding ceremony with about 125 people – and I would hate to get married without any one of them!