Post # 1
Anyone else deciding to not have a wedding party, We want everyone to relax and have a good time. Plus, my sister’s bridesmaids were late getting measured, paying, etc. Why add the stress. Just wanted to know if anyone else was taking this route….
Post # 3
I seriously considered it, but in the end there will be two bridesmaids and a best man. Hopefully not too much stress. 🙂
Post # 4
You still need to ask someone to be your official witnesses to sign the certificate with you.
Post # 5
MM had his son as best man, and the rest of our friends wore blue- but no one was “bridesmaids” per se. It worked out great. Folks helped with what they were good at, and just enjoyed the weekend.
Post # 6
We’re not doing any sort of bridal party. We just figured that it would be a logistical nightmare because we’re planning the whole thing from out of the country, and also because we have so many dear friends that we’d wind up with around 16 people if we had a bridal party! I know some people can pull it off, but we’re happy just to have everyone at the ceremony and reception with us.
Post # 7
I am so happy to hear that a few others are not having a wedding party either!
I can’t imagine having one! We are not following a lot of tradition, and now a days, I don’t think they are really practical……? I think bridal parties are used more for looks these days. Kinda sad. We are having a medium size destination wedding, and having my Fiance best friend marry us. I think it will be so nice for it to only be the three of us up there.
Post # 8
We aren’t having a bridal party either. There are a few reasons why, but mostly just because I am planning from cross country.
Post # 9
Not true. No witnesses were necessary for my wedding or wedding certificate. Only the officiant had to sign.
Post # 10
We’re not having one either. With a relatively small destination wedding, we soon realized that everyone we invited we would be honored for them to stand there with us so how could we choose?!?
Post # 11
@Vegas Pug: I guess it depends on where you get married.
Post # 12
Did this, loved it. My sister and his father served as our official witnesses, but it cut out so much extra stress and made the rehearsal super short!
Post # 13
We are not having a bridal party. I really just wanted it to be just us up there. And my sister and I aren’t close, so now I don’t have to spend energy worrying about if we are having “special bonding moments”. She can just be there and enjoy the day instead.
Post # 14
I’m stuck too, didn’t like the idea of all that faff of having roles for everyone. Much more relaxed to not have a wedding party, glad others agree! Anyone heard of having a wedding procession to the place where the ceremony is? Where the bride is followed by all the ladies, but NOT specific bridesmaids?!
Post # 15
I’m not having bridesmaids, groomsmen, flower girls, ring bearer, no maid of honor, no best man, no one giving me away. I don’t see the point. Modern weddings have turned into dog and pony shows. The day is supposed to be about the two making a commitment before the eyes of God, not keeping up appearances. I am my own person to give away. It’s time for brides to go back to the basics.
Post # 16
I think you should do what is right for YOU! No law to say you should or shouldnt. Personally I am having my Maid/Matron of Honor and bridesmaids, groom is having a few groomsmen. I dont even think about the ‘logistics’ or ‘stress’ – I just see it that a few of my closest girls are by my side on the day and getting in on all the fun stuff leading up to it. I have not asked them for any thing, other then to buy their own dress with a lil inspiration from me and be there on the day – Any thing else THEY decide to do is up to them :S. I dont get al these bridesmaids and Maid/Matron of Honor horror stories? My girls have been FAB so far (its still early on) and I am easy going with them. In fact this has been the nicest and easiest part so far! Its everything else that is stressing me.
BUT as I said, if you dont want them, then go for it, we are not living in the 50’s any more, we can be a traditional or as different as we like, no one will judge you 🙂 x