(Closed) Anybody out there NOT include their siblings in their bridal/groom party?

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
418 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I actually asked my sister to be my Maid/Matron of Honor and then I kicked her out of the wedding all together. She’s now simply a wedding guest.

Post # 4
1425 posts
Bumble bee

My Darling Husband had his sister stand up with him, and only her.  A lot of my friends and family assumed I would have my brother, but we’re definitely not as close as Darling Husband and SIL are and from as long as I could remember I wanted to have my best girlfriend up there with me.  No real hurt feelings (maybe some disappointment from my Mum, but nothing voiced) and my brother and his girlfriend had the job of sitting at the front with the seating chart and guest book.

Have whoever you are closest with and want to have standing up with you!

Post # 5
3569 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

No do what you want. I am only having one of my brothers in the bridal party, because I consider him one of my best friends.

Post # 6
11747 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I always find it a little odd when people don’t include siblings but I guess it’s because I’m so close with mine I can’t imagine not having them be an integral part of my wedding day and can’t really understand when people aren’t close with their siblings. All of our siblings, and even my Brother-In-Law are in our wedding party.

Post # 7
8695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

My Future Sister-In-Law is not in my bridal party. I didnt want my sister either but my mother thought that was the worst idea on earth. My sis is now in my bridal party. She said she doesnt want to come to my bachelorette (wants it changed to her bday weekend to convenience her), hasnt come to any wedding related appt that I have had, and is just very critical of everything. I dont think there is anything wrong with not including a sibling. 

Post # 8
1116 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We didn’t have our sibs in the wedding party.  DH sisters were readers during the ceremony but I’m not really, really close to them so it would have been awkward for me to have them as BM’s.  it’s your wedding after ail you can do what feels right for you.

Post # 9
2178 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

My sister was not in my wedding party, and my husband’s sister was not, either.  My sister helped with decorating, and that’s about it.  I asked my sister if she wanted to be a bridesmaid, and she declined, based on the fact that she’s older, has been married for 10 years and has a 4 year old to wrangle.  No problem for me!

Post # 10
71 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

My brother isn’t in the wedding, but Future Sister-In-Law and Future Brother-In-Law are, only because I had to…aka to keep the peace and not have to listen to people complain. My brother and fam are easy going, Future Sister-In-Law and FFIL–not so much. If I had it my way I’d only have my Maid/Matron of Honor (best friend), but Fiance wanted to have 6 guys!! So I ended up with 3 girls, Future Sister-In-Law being one (and she is the one that always has something to say about the decsions I make of course). My brother will still be a part of it, as an usher or if he’d like to do a reading I’d love that. 

Post # 11
2183 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

My husband had one brother stand with him and not the other. My brother was our officient. I think it’s perfectly fine to just have them attend…

Post # 12
14657 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I have 2 brothers and he has 2 sisters.  None of them were in the wedding party.

Post # 13
1212 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Franklin Plaza

Do whatever works for you.  Everyone assumed that I would have my two sisters both as MOH’s, but they actually were bridesmaids.  My BEST friend of forever was my Maid/Matron of Honor. My sisters are both younger and shy and not really the planning types, so they didn’t really get involved in any of the planning (hence why I didn’t make them MOH’s because I knew that’s how it would be).  I also have 3 BEST girlfriends, but I picked the one that I knew would be the most helpful/reliable as the Maid/Matron of Honor.  Noone was offended and seemed to understand.

Post # 14
9118 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I have three older brothers + 1 sister in law. None of them are a part of the bridal party.

Post # 15
128 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - The Cove Lakeside Resort

I wanted my sister be my Maid/Matron of Honor but she has decided she doesn’t want to even come to my wedding. I am having my Future Sister-In-Law as a bridesmaid. 

Post # 16
30 posts
  • Wedding: October 2014

I don’t think we are having any bridemaids/groomsmen, so no siblings are in the bridal party. 

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