Post # 1
Hi everyone, I just signed up here 🙂 I need some advice.
My fiance and I are planning our wedding for June 2015, and almost every detail is picked out already, however were having issues with the wedding party. I am an only child, as a result I am pretty antisocial, so I have no friends unfortunately…i have some friends from high school but we don’t really talk much. But my fiance has 4 brothers, so that is posing a big problem for us. I have no friends or siblings or even any cousins, but he has 4 brothers who he wants to be groomsmen.
SO I’ve decided that I want my 5 year old daughter to be my maid of honor and my mom to be my Matron of honor….would that be weird? I feel like having my daughter as my maid of honor would be very important because I’m marrying her stepdad so we want her to have an important job and to feel included.
Now if I have mom and my daughter as my maids, would I need to have 2 more maids to make it equal to my fiancees 4 groomsmen? Or does it matter? We’re not really crazy about traditional wedding stuff…we’re not having a bridal shower, bachelor of bachelorette parties, etc, we’re keeping it simple yet elegant. I’m really stressing over the bridal party situation though…..what would you do? Thank you 🙂
Post # 2
It’s a really sweet idea, but personally, I think your FI can honour his brothers without having them walk down an aisle and you don’t need bridesmaids at all.
If you’re having an informal wedding, I’d ask your FI if his brothers can skip walking down the aisle and just have your daughter as a flower girl. Your families can all sit together in the front row during the ceremony, the brothers can wear matching suits and boutonnieres and have other wedding duties (readings, ushers, witnesses, toasts, MCing duties, typical groomsmen pictures with their brother).
Post # 3
That’s true….i mean, the wedding will be very formal, but it won’t be typical, if that makes any sense…it would probably make more sense this way, thank you 🙂
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley
Bride2be2015: I love the idea you have! Super sweet!
You don’t need matching bridesmaids v. groomsmen! 🙂 We have 5 bridesmaids and 3 groomsmen. No worries! Your wedding can be whatever you two envision it to be.
Post # 5
We are havinv an uneven bridal party, so they will walk down the aisle (alone) and be seated in the front row with our parents
Post # 6
Bride2be2015: have you considered not having a bridal party at all? Perhaps have your daughter as the flower girl and have everyone else sit in the front row of the ceremony without walking down the aisle. It would be super sweet and cute to have your daughter stand with you and your DH without everyone else…….
You can still honor family in pictures without having to have them take part in the ceremony…..
Post # 7
- Wedding: Davis Island Garden Club
I don’t think it needs to be equal on both sides, but if youre looking for a compromise maybe the brothers can walk down the aisle and be seated in the front row. That way they have the honor of the processional with out the uneven balance at the alter.