Post # 1
and I am actually excited about it!! In the beginning, I decided not to because I felt that it would be too much of a financial burden on my sisters and I didn’t want to put them through that. I know, I know, that’s for them to decide, but still. Also, we are having a small little outdoor ceremony, so I figured there was really no need. Why? I’m not sure. I haven’t exactly been married before and just gotta figure some of this stuff out. Ya know?
BUT ANYHOW, last night we were hanging out with one of FI’s friends and he happened to mention, after a few drinks, that it was messed up that he and FI’s cousin were not asked to be in the wedding. LOL. It was actually quite cute. He went on about how it’s a day that should be shared with your friends and family standing by your side, blah blah blah.
So, one thing lead to another and I am now having a bridal party. I just called one of my sisters and asked her if she would be one of my bridesmaids. I could tell she was tearing up and choked up. Of course she said yes!! My heart broke at the thought of me having actually gone through with our wedding and not having had some of the most important people in my life be part of it.
Does this throw off a lot of my planning? Yes. Is it worth it? You bet your F-in ass it is!!
Post # 3
yay!! i think it’s great you’re involving your sisters now, i’m having my sister and FI’s sister because i agree that having family involved is important 🙂
Post # 4
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
I’m glad you’re excited about it! 🙂
Post # 5
No. Didn’t throw off planning! Do you have groomsmen though? You can get an off the rack dress …
Post # 6
Aw, I’m glad you guys are all happy about it. It’ll be a great bonding experience for sure. Have fun :o)
Post # 7
@MsHymanRoth: Sorry, I didn’t realize that I hadn’t made the whole thing clear. Was kind of in a hurry cause I’m at work. Anyhow, yes, we will be having groomsmen as well.
I think it’s cute that it was a guy who said something to us about it though. I guess FI is just THAT loved!!
OMG, I am so excited. I can’t wait!!!
Post # 8
- Wedding: October 2010 - Kindred Oaks, Georgetown
I was only planning on having 1 bridesmaid, just my sister, but then my man decided three was a good number so my party grew. I’m really excited about it though. I get to share so much more with my friends now and my one friend, who I’m still getting to know, was soo excited I asked her. It gives us a good excuse to hang out more often and get even closer!
Congrats on your bridal party! I’m letting the bridesmaids run their own show. I gave them a color shade and I’m letting them get whatever dress and shoes they want. That way they can spend however much they want and look great with what they choose!
Post # 9
I think it’s great…and even better that you’re excited about it!
Post # 10
Aw how lucky you are to have sisters! I have a little brother and NO girl cousins so I’m a little bummed to say the least.
Post # 11
I’m not having a bridal party mostly because in Québec bridesmaid are not really popular. The first time I talked about it to my FILS they were shocked. The reason why I’m not having one though is that I only have really close friends and I would feel bad not choosing some of them. FH doesn’t care. We’ll have people give speeches during the meal.
Post # 12
That is *so* fabulous!!! I loved reading your post jezzybell. It sounds like you are surrounded by people who truly love you and care about you and want to stand by your side to show their support. I’m almost getting teary!!! I’m so glad you reconsidered!!!