Post # 1
FI and I don’t want to regret who we pick to be our best gals and guys. We want the day to be completely about our union of love together wihtout the added stress nor BS . The only exception we may do is maid of honor, and that will be my mother! We also aren’t doing the typical wedding. It will be on the beach and since we are not religious, rather spiritual, we will be having a unique ceremony.
Anyone else not have bridesmaids? How was it?
Post # 3
Well no, but that was because we had 11 people at our ceremony!
But I’ve gone to a couple weddings in which the couple only had themselves and/or 1 attendant, a MOH like you are doing. One wedding that had no official attendants still had people giving readings, which was nice. I think it’s totally fine to have no attendants if you don’t want them!
I also know that at the typical French wedding, they don’t really have anyone over 6 in the wedding party, so they don’t have BMs or GMs.
Post # 4
I’m having no bridal party, and it’s been great! My only slight regret is that it doesn’t give my close friends an official role for being involved in the wedding planning, but I think we’ll have as much or more fun doing DIY projects together as we would have dealing with bridesmaid dresses and accessories.
Post # 5
We are not having any bridesmaids or groomsmen, and it has been fantastic and drama free. We’ve been so pleased with our decision so far.
Post # 6
Bridal parties really aren’t a tradition here in Iceland. The groom has a best man, usually the grooms father, and the brides father stands by her side.
But our daughter will be a flower girl.
Post # 8
We are going to have our kids (his 2 daughters and my two dogs) stand with us in lieu of bridesmaids and groomsmen. Although we have several close friends and family members, we don’t feel right selecting a few to stand with us; also our wedding is pretty small (50 people) so it would be odd to have 25% of the guests in the wedding party. Fiance and I are both very excited about it.
Post # 10
I’m no longer close friends with really anyone other than my family. I just want my wedding day to be about us joining together and not about them. My mom is my best friend and I know she’ll ALWAYS be there for me!!!
Post # 11
Whatever you choose to do will be fine. I’ve put together weddings both ways and they are all special. Your way is more non-traditional, but there are really no rights and wrongs. Do make sure though that your BFFs are in plenty of photos with you and your FI. Good luck!
Post # 12
We didn’t! I simply couldn’t choose among my closest 9 female friends, and my DH would have had only 3 or 4. So it was easier to just chuck it. No regrets!!
Post # 13
I know of about 9 to 10 couples that did not have a wedding party. No BMs or GMs and no honor spots. Most of the grooms and brides walked down the “aisle” together. When it time for the rings to be exchanges the brides most often just handed their bouquet to a guest and then pick it up on the way down the “aisle”. Some were married on the beach, a few in beach homes and a few were married in parks. Their weddings didn’t lack anything, they were all very nice.
Post # 14
We haven’t finalized it, but we’re leaning toward having no attendants. So cool to see that others have done that!
Post # 15
We didn’t have any. We’re still basking in the glow of our drama-free ceremony ;-).
But seriously, bridal party regret posts are a daily occurance around here. So not worth it.
Post # 16
I don’t think I will be having any. I’m not really close to that many people anymore,p and I honestly don’t think that my best friend would be much help as far as the wedding planning goes for a long list of reasons. My other friend who I know is going to help me would be a better candidate, but I don’t know if shed actually want to do it. So to avoid any drama that might arise if I picked my other friend over my best friend, I’m probably just not going to have any. I have enough drama as it is with my own family, I wouldn’t want to add anymore into the mix.