Post # 1
And everyone won’t lay off about the fact siblings are not in our bridal party. I am seriously over the weird looks and the “wow, that’s not traditional” comments.
My siblings DID NOT want to stand. Not my brothers or sisters. My sisters wanted to go dress shopping and purchase gorgeous gowns and stand out from the crowd considering THEY’RE MY SISTERS. I wanted that too. I didn’t think it would be fair for the Brides bridal party to only be FIs side of the family.
So we decided to have our good friends (all are couples, their wives are my good friends and the husbands are my FIs friends since they were children)
We thought that was a good idea, but obviously we are the only ones. Now we are feeling kinda awkward…what will everyone think when they announce the bridal party and none of them are our siblings.
Post # 3
Just ignore them. I got this lecture from FMIL a few weeks ago and I am just ignoring the comments.
I don’t think siblings are required to be in the bridal party AT ALL. For one, where I am from your siblings should not be in the bridal party. The tradition is to ask close friends as it creates a bond between the 2 families then.
Don’t worry what people think. It’s none of their business!
Post # 4
Just tell them you would rather give you family front row view of the beautiful ceremony and day rather then standing on the sidelines and not being able to see and share as much that day. I always feel bad for those standing ot the side, they cna’t see anything and it is standing LOL
Post # 5
just ignore them. Just get used to the “They didn’t want to be part of the bridal party and its just easier this way” sentence, leave it at that.