(Closed) Where my fellow bridal party-less bees at?

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I didn’t have a bridal party either. I just don’t have many super close female friends and I think choosing less close friends leads to a lot of drama. I was a little disappointed that I didn’t get a bridal shower, but I think that avoiding the stress and drama of choosing dresses and all that makes it worth it!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

DH and I each had one attendant. That’s it. It was awesome. We just always went for the simplest thing possible, and we figured the bare minimum we needed was someone on each side to hand us the ring. Our wedding was small, anyway, and it just didn’t make sense to have a bridal party.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m not having a bridal party either. Fiance’s 2 daughters (ages 17 and 20) will be our honorary attendants and our 2 siberian huskies will be our ring bearers. No bridesmaids, no groomsmen, no maid of honor, or best man. I also requested no bridal showers or bachelorette parties. It’s simpler and more manageable without accounting for so many other people. 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

No bridal party here either.  With a small wedding (about 50 people) it would have been tough for both of us to narrow it down to just one person each.  Plus we figure people are happy not to have to spend the extra expense.  We are both lucky that we have friends throwing us our shower/bachelorette and bachelor party.  

It is definitely crazy to read about all the BM drama out there.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m here!  No shower, either!  It was awesome going to the florist and their first question was “How many in the bridal party” and I said “Zip.”  She looked at me, saw I was serious, crossed out the whole page and flipped to the next.  I’ve saved so much money and logistical hassles in almost every part of my planning.  I want the day to be about US, not me and my posse.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@rurahrah:  You’re right. Not having to buy BP gifts or flowers saved a ton of money πŸ™‚

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Yep, no registry for me either.  I said No to a lot of things!  No enagagement party, no shower, no bachelorette party, no bridesmaids, no registry, no veil, no, no, no, no, no.  Haha!

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

We’re not having a bridal party either! (Glad we’re not the only ones!) πŸ™‚

I have never really wanted to pick and choose which of my friends or family should fill that role and frankly, having a tiny destination wedding makes it even harder for our friends to be able to come, so we just decided against it.

What kills me is that his mom nearly DIED when we told her that we weren’t going to have a bridal party. She wanted his brother to be his best man and wanted that so badly that she suggested that I ask his brother’s wife to be my MOH just so that my SO could have his brother as a BM! Seriously? I’ve met her once and I don’t really care for her either. Ugh. Hopefully his mother will get over herself soon…because we’re not changing just to make her or the brother happy!

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

None for me either! We want it to be pretty casual and just fun. We have 3 kids between the 2 of us so my girls will be the flower girls and his son our ring bearer!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My baby sis is my MOH and that is it.  I’m sooo glad to not have to deal with all the unnecessary drama.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

No party for me either. I have a lot more family than FI and most of his can’t even attend. It would have been awkward. Plus, it will be a small wedding and if I asked all my siblings to be in the bridal party, there would be hardly any guests!

And financially, it was a good decision. It’s a big savings not to have to buy all those bridal party extras. I also love that it’s a lot less organisational stress for me.

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