(Closed) Attendants: Questions!

posted 5 years ago in Traditions
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@mcp3x:  

  1. Easy: groomsmen come in with the groom and stand at the front. Birdesmaids process down the aisle alone
  2. They generally do stand up front next to you and your fiance. This is their real role. They physically stand by your side to show their support for you and the marriage. If there are parts of the service that are longer, many couples and theri attendants will sit for those parts.
  3. The most common way to do this is that they all get the same tux, but the groom gets a different vest. You could also consider different tuxes, although if they’re the same color it may not be very obvious that they are different. You could go with single breast vs double breast, Grey vs black. Lots of options
  4. Why not just tell them to wear a nice floor length dress? Seems pretty simple to me.

Good luck!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@mcp3x:  It’s probably too late now but it seems to me that you just don’t like the tradition of a bridal party. I’m not having one however I am having my closest friends there to get ready with me the hours before the ceremony and they will be in lots of pictures. No one has to wear anything special, they will not be standing up with us during the ceremony. 

There was a picture I found in a bridal magazine that when I saw it I said that if I were to have a bridal party, that is what it would look like. (I’m looking for the picture now) No one was wearing anything remotely similar and yet they looked like they belonged together. It was amazing.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@mcp3x:  I’d say that the way I’m doing it is in the middle since we’re both still having our closest friends with us before hand. We’re renting out a billard room for 3 hours before the ceremony for all of the boys and before that they will all get shaved together (he he he this seems funny to me). While me and my girls will be drinking mimosas and getting our hair and make up done in the salon. We’ll also have a photographer there. I’m actually very excited for the pre ceremony shennanigans. If I can find the picture I will post it a little later.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Will you be getting married in a church? Just curious, as I think sometimes it is easier to think non-traditionally about the wedding party processional and attire when you aren’t going to be married in the traditional church ceremony. I was just curious =).

I like the first poster’s idea about the groomsmen coming in with the groom and waiting up top with him. You could also consider just alternating the men and women walking down the aisle? I don’t think I would feel that was anything out of the ordinary at all.

I know what you mean about bridesmaids being all matchy-matchy, whether it is same fabric and color/different style, same style different colors, or the same dress entirely. What about something like the photos below? That way you have some coordination, but no matchy-matchiness, and all of the bridesmaids get to feel great  and in their own style in whatever they choose… I am considering just telling my BMs to show up in a LBD they feel beautiful in, whatever the style and material!

obviously, you can modify based on the colors/vibe of your wedding and the season…

 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

It seems to be a trend with the nude/blush colors, but I think it can be easily coordinated with other neutrals too! I personally ADORE the look of that second picture!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@mcp3x: Yay! So glad I could help! If you go this route, definitely post some pics! Curious how it works out since I am interested in doing the same!

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