- 5 years ago
- Wedding: April 2013
Anyone else NOT having bridesmaids? I decided a long time ago that I didn’t want a very traditional wedding, including not having bridesmaids. For several reasons, but above all else I wanted people to help with the wedding because they actually WANT to, not because they are obligated to. As the planning has progressed I was feeling a pull to have my best girl friends involved in some way… I didn’t want them to feel somehow “snubbed”. So last night I sent my 4 best friends and my sister an evite asking “Will you be my non-bridesmaid” and listed out things that would be included (a bachelorette party, shoe shopping, drinking mimosas and getting ready together) and also outlined things that would NOT be included (matching dresses, carrying flowers, standing up front). I am calling it “Team bride”
It seemed to ease the feeling that I had of wanting to include my girls but still do things my own way. Anyone else going with an alternative wedding party?