Post # 1
I will probably have one Bridesmaid or Best Man (my sister) while the guy has 4 GMs. I don’t care about the uneven number…but…(I’m a little embarassed to admit this)…I feel like I’ll look like a dork who has no friends!
What would you think if you saw this at a wedding? I think it’s stupid that I’m so self concious about it but I honestly wonder if people will assume that I don’t have friends (of course I do, they will be there).
Secondly – what do BMs do anyway?
Post # 3
You will NOT look like a dork! I think it is super special to have your sister as your Bridesmaid or Best Man. My BFF has 1 sister so she was her Bridesmaid or Best Man & her hubby had his 2 brothers as his Groomsmen & his BFF as an usher – their wedding was beautiful & nobody thought anything about their bridal party looked dorky 🙂
Post # 4
Just don’t have the GMs walk down the aisle like they do at most wedding. Have them standing up from with the groom. Your sister should still walk down the aisle before you though. If you are worry called some of the GMs ushers.
BMs host your bridal showers and help you get ready.The maid of honor holds your flowers, fixes your dress, and passes you the groom’s ring during the ceremony.
Post # 5
Yay! Thanks for the positive reinforcement!
"Getting ready" was the only thing I could think of that made me want to have more BMs. I feel like the other stuff will be covered between myself and my family (except technically the shower, but I wont sweat that).
However, I did come a cross a cool idea (I think at apracticalwedding.com). Who says you can’t get ready with people just because they aren’t your BMs? I’ll probably end up inviting a bunch of my special ladies (girlfriends, aunts, cousins) to pre-party for an hour or so before the ceremony! I love the idea of having a glass of champagne, getting photos, and getting PSYCHED UP with a whole group of friends and family. (In reality I’m sure I’d plan to be dressed and ready to go before people start showing up.)
That might be unrealistic given pre-wedding busyness….but I can dream!
Post # 6
You have as many BMs that you want…it’s whatever makes you happy! Don’t worry about other people, most of the time they don’t even remember things like that anyway. I agree, have the Groomsmen already be up at the front of the aisle waiting. As for the getting ready part, you can have anyone you want…special cousins, aunts, etc. As far as what a Bridesmaid or Best Man actually does, there’s a great wiki on it if you want to check it out!