No Bridal Party

posted 3 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
1168 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@feliciaamanda77:  I think its fine not to have a bridal party. It definitely will be less stressful. If your mother is present, maybe hand it to her when you reach the end of the aisle. Even your father could take it back to his seat with him. 

Post # 4
1719 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I didn’t have a bridal party.  I handed it to my mom during my vows.  Best decision I made for my wedding (no bridal party)!

Post # 5
42101 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You don’t need a wedding party. You do need someone to sign as a witness to your marriage.

Post # 6
3596 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

It’s fine, have your mom or whatever family member is in the first row

Post # 7
2319 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I think it’s fine to not have a bridal party. Do what makes you feel comfortable 🙂

Post # 8
10219 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Hi @feliciaamanda77:  first and foremost I see this is your DEBUT post on WBee… so a BIG Welcome to “the Hive”

Etiquette Snob here… lol

A Bridal Party isn’t required…

As @julies1949: pointed out in most jurisdictions (but not all) you will need a Witness to sign the legal documents… but it can be anyone of your choosing, just make sure you check in with them beforehand that you’d like them to take on that role.

As for where to put your bouquet…

I’ve seen it done different ways… sometimes the Bride just puts it down at her feet, or on the pew behind her (if it an open seating sort of set up without a pew rail), or hand it off to your Mom if she is close by etc.

Hope this helps,


Post # 9
3202 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

We’re not having a bridal party! I think it’s totally fine, obviously!!

Post # 10
29 posts
  • Wedding: August 2015

I probably will not have a bridal party purely for financial reasons. Honestly, it makes things a whole lot simpler. It does not mean that your friends cannot be part of the event, it just means that it can be much more laid back, in my opinion

Post # 11
4402 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We just had 1 attendant each, and honestly, it was the best decision ever. No drama. No thousand decisions to make about matching outfits, etc.

As for the witness thing, anyone who was at your wedding can sign. For us, it wasn’t even our attendants who signed. It can be anyone who’s standing around. 


Post # 12
30284 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

It’s your wedding day, there’s no rule here. Have a bridal party, or don’t. It’s totally up to you! 🙂

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