Post # 1
Anyone here not having bridesmaids?
Its a huge deal that I am not, but my fiance and I opted out. I have 2 maids of honor. I have my best friend and I have my sister in law who has been a godsend through the planning process. Fiance has his two brothers for his “best men.” We will be having a flower girl and ring bearer though! 🙂
Usually Albanian wedding parties are 15+ bridesmaids! I know I know, insanity! I always hated it and so does my sister in law along with my fiance. We opted out for so many reasons —- mainly because we would have to choose girls we didnt necessarily WANT but were obligated to pick because of relation or whatever it may be.
Anyone else choose to keep the bridal party down to 1 to 2 people or none at all?
Post # 3
I’m thinking of just two Maids of Honor. My SO wants like 5 people on his side, but I don’t need it to be even:)
Post # 4
lol thats the spirit! dare to be different!
Post # 5
No bridesmaids. Having my sister be my MoH and that’s it. Fiance is planning on having just a Bridesmaid or Best Man.
Post # 6
We’re not having any sort of wedding party at all. Our wedding is very intimate (35) so I like to think of everyone as playing a special role. I’m thinking of asking a couple of my closest friends to get ready with me and spend that time together and inviting Fiance to do the same with a couple of his friends.
Post # 7
I’m just having a Matron of Honor. That’s it. I think my fiance is just having a best man but if he choose more guys, i’m still sticking with my one Maid/Matron of Honor.
Post # 8
no bridesmaids here. i don’t think we’re going to do a MOH/Best man, either. :shrug: no bigs! you do what you as a couple want and don’t worry about what the rest of them think 🙂
Post # 9
We’re having a small wedding with less than 50 guests. We are eaching have a maid of honor (our sisters) and a best dude (our brothers) and our niece and nephew are acting as ring bearer and flower girl. Super small, super adorable.
Post # 10
My sister is my matron of honor and Fiance is having a friend be his best man, that is it for us. Saves a lot of money with flowers and gifts and a lot of headaches. Plus, my sister was able to pick a dress she likes and no worries.
Post # 11
I’m just having a Maid/Matron of Honor my 11 at the time sister, where my Fiance will be having a Bridesmaid or Best Man and one Groomsmen.
Post # 12
I don’t think that I will. I don’t feel close enough to anyone to ask. No real best friends, so no Maid/Matron of Honor. Not sure how it’s gonna work that I’ll get into my (hypothetical) dress, considering my lack of closeness.
I see pictures from friends’ engagements or weddings, and clearly they’re going to have no less than 5 per side, and then I start to feel down about things. Ah well. I’ve never been big into the “girlfriends!”/”sisters!”/”gaggle of wimmenz!”/”my Dr. recommends Yaz!” thing anyway.
I’m sure Fiance would wrangle up some of his friends to be his men.
Post # 13
We had a maid of honor and a dude of honor, and that was it. I’ve never seen the point to a large wedding party.
Post # 14
@Surkim, I felt the same way when thinking about my bridal party – I don’t have any close friends! I was really feeling the pressure because my Fiance has many, many friends and already had a best man in mind. I finally decided to ask one of my sisters – we aren’t super close but she has always been supportive of me and she stepped up to help me plan the wedding even before I asked her to be my Maid/Matron of Honor. We are also having my niece and nephew as jr. Bridesmaid or Best Man and ring bearer and my FI’s cousin and niece as jr. groomsman and flower girl.
Post # 15
It’s also super-against tradition… but it was Fi’s only request, so we made it happen.
I have 5 flower girls (they begged, I couldn’t say no, haha) and 1 Maid/Matron of Honor, 1 Bridesmaid or Best Man that’s it 🙂
Post # 16
We had a small wedding (i’m talking 20 people, only immediate family) so having friends as bridesmaids wasn’t really an option (“not fair for the rest of the family.. etc.”) .
So I had my 9 year old niece up there with me as my solo bridesmaid/ jr bridesmaid/ MOH-supporter-person haha and it was great! She loved being up there with me and I wouldn’t of had it any other way!