Post # 1
Do I have to invite a guest with my bridesmaids?? I’m talking non married and not in a serious relationship.
My rule for guests is NO unless married, engaged or living together. Do I have to make an exception for BMs???
Post # 4
I say yes because your bridal party is supposed to each have a date. If they chose not to bring one that’s different but they should have the same invite as the others that are in a relationship. The bridal party is a little different than your other guests and it would be rude not to let them bring a date or have the option to. My FI was deployed at my best friend’s wedding and I took a really close girlfriend as my “date”.
Post # 5
I think you should allow the BM’s to bring a date, especially if the majority of the other BM’s have husbands/boyfriends/partners there. I know she is there to support you but I would hate for her to feel like an “extra wheel”. One thing I know for sure is that Happy Bridesmaids make for a Happy Bride!!
Post # 6
Since it’s a BM we are talking about – why don’t you ask her. You might preface it with what you are expecting of her that day (ie: show up earlier for pictures, get ready with you, sit with the wedding party at dinner, etc.).
Personally, as BM in several past weddings – it’s a lot easier to not take a date. But, I would also like the consideration and the conversation with the bride.
Post # 7
I have the same rule but I gave my bridesmaids dates. I was hoping they wouldn’t bring them but they are planning to…
Post # 8
Yes out of respect to your bridal party!!
Post # 9
I agree to let them bring dates. Of my three BMs, one is in a really long relationship (longer than FI and I have known each other!), one has been dating her boyfriend for a year, and one has no serious boyfriend at the moment. Sure, her date might spend more time with the other dates than with her, but after everything she’s doing for me, I wouldn’t want her to be the only one without a dance partner.
Post # 10
Our rule is probably going to be no plus ones unless cohabitating or in a serious relationship. Except for the bridal party. Only 2 out of 8 of our wedding party members are in not in serious relationships, so they will def be getting plus ones. The other 6, well, their significant other will already be invited to the wedding 🙂 Whether they want to have a date or not is up to them, but I think that should be their call IMO 🙂