(Closed) Ceremony without attendants

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
344 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

hey i actually have a friend who is going to do this. i’ve never been to a wedding like this before, but i think it will be fine! they’re just up there for moral support anyway! except maybe you won’t have anyone to hold your bouquet when you need to use both hands…hmm

Post # 4
4137 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i’m doing this. i’ll probably have a flower girl too, so that’s not weird. for your bouquet, you can just have your mom stand up and take it for you, or give it to your dad or whoever is walking you down the aisle. then when you do the processional, they’ll be at the end of the first aisle and can hand it back to you.

Post # 5
6010 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

We didn’t have a bridal party at all.  Honestly, I’m super glad we skipped out on this, and it was not at all difficult to work around.  In fact, my sister is getting married this summer, and she’s not having a bridal party either!

Typically the maid of honor and/or best man help out during the ring exchange by holding the boquet and holding the rings.  We just had our moms stand up during that part and help us out (and since we got married on Mother’s Day, it was a really nice tribute to them!). 

Post # 6
1820 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We did not have any attendants and it worked out just fine.  I really wanted to recognize family somehow, so our processional included (in this order):

  • grandparents, escorted by each other
  • my mom, escorted by her brother
  • my mother-in-law, escorted by my husband
  • my sister (she walked alone)
  • me, escorted by my dad

For the rings, we gave ours to our sisters and when the officiant asked for the rings, they just stood up (they were both seated in the front row) and handed them to us.  My dress had pockets, so I could have just held it myself, but I liked the idea of including our sisters.

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