(Closed) anyone not having a bridal party

posted 13 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

The last wedding I went to the groom had a sister who stood with him as the Best Woman, and the  bride had a brother stand as the Man of Honor.  It was unique and so personal.

Post # 18
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I’m not having a bridal party either. We’re having a small ceremony and will ask our families to stand up with us for a portion, but no real wedding party at all.

Post # 19
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We are only having a Maid of Honor and a Best Man.  I think it was one of the best decisions we made.  It makes it more special that we are only considering them to stand next to us on our special day.  Both of them are childhood friends and is much more meaningful.   

Post # 20
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

We aren’t having a wedding party either.  We are having a smaller ceremony (family only), and then a big reception, so we wanted to streamline.  So far it has made planning easier, and less for me to think about. I am still doing some things a normal "bridal party" would do, for example my best friend, SIL, mom and SIL’s to be are going to do a girls day the day before (pedicures/manicures), and they are coming to help me get ready the day off too. I’m excited!

Post # 21
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

no bridal party for us either. 

Post # 22
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I’m not having a Bridal party either. We opted for a desination wedding (France) and a lot of my siblings aren’t able to attend, nor can most of my friends…especially with the economy the way it is. This became a real problem with my younger sister, who would most certainly be my Maid/Matron of Honor since she can’t afford to attend. She was VERY angry and even said “You’re dead to me” for getting married in France. She didn’t speak to me for a month butafter everyone kept telling her that it was our day and we should choose to do it however and wherever we want, she finally came around. I will miss her terribly on the day of my wedding, but I wouldn’t change my wedding location for anything. We are travelling with a party of 12, so we won’t be alone, but our wedding will be really small so we’ve opted not to have a bridal party. (Besides, I could never have or want someone other than my sister for my Maid/Matron of Honor.

Post # 23
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2009

No, we are not having a bridal party.  I have been in too many wedding parties to know the drama and stress it sometimes causes.  Fiance and I also felt it just wasn’t our thing.

Post # 24
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2009

No bridal party here. I was recently part of one recently and it was a huge expense (my Bridesmaid or Best Man dress, shoes, hair, nails, etc). After that experience, I wouldn’t want to put that expense on anyone. Our parents will be upfront with us.

Post # 25
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

We are only having my SIL and brother stand with us as witnesses. Now for SIL and brother’s wedding they are having 8 on each side and I am Maid/Matron of Honor #2, let tell you it’s really hard trying to get everyone together for the dress fittings and all that great stuff. We are trying to work all that out before it gets too late, their date is 08/22/2009.

Post # 26
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Wow, I thought I was a huge minority for not having a formal bridal party!!  My finance and I are in our mid-twenties and have been blessed with wonderful friends in our lives.  We are having a small destination Disney wedding in Florida and don’t want to make our closest friends pay for travel costs and bridal attire!  Our wedding is intimate with only 20 people, so it just didn’t make sense to us to have some of our limited wedding guests standing up there with us, plus we didn’t want to make anyone feel left out!  So we are forgoing a bridal party all together.  I guess I just believe that having them attend our small wedding is gesture enough and we don’t necessarily need them standing up there with us to show them that we love them! Wink

Post # 27
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

Our bridal party is my sons..and my Maid/Matron of Honor… my 13 yr old son will be escorting me  down the aisle…and my 2 other sons(11 and 9) will be standing with my Fiance…I’ll have a Maid/Matron of Honor..but no bridesmaids….or ring bearers….

Post # 28
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@tessabella we are doing the EXACT same thing except just one flower girl, Maid/Matron of Honor, Bridesmaid or Best Man and my little bro as an usher

Post # 29
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I didn’t do a wedding party at all.  It was great.  My best friends threw me a shower and a bachelorette party.  We only had 25 guests at the wedding anyway.  It was great and hassle free.  My nephew held the rings, so I guess you could call him the “ring bearer” but he’s 12!  I didn’t miss it at all.

Post # 30
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Maybe we shouldn’t have had a bridal party.  His Bridesmaid or Best Man was his dad and my Maid/Matron of Honor was his sister.

Post # 31
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

We’re having one attendant each.  That’s it, that’s all we need.

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