- 6 years ago
- Wedding: February 2014
Ok, so I have way too many people that I would want to include in my wedding, but just can’t (If you invite one cousin, you invite them all, plus 3 sisters, friends from all stages of life, etc). So in lieu of the tradtional bridal party I am having “Brides-Mates” rather than bridesmaids and no Maid/Matron of Honor (there are 17 brides-mates). This way they don’t all have to help with everything I need and I can still include everyone that is important to me. At our wedding, Bob and I will be standing at the alter together, with no bridal party.
So, to my question. Should I gift everyone something (similar to a traditional bridesmaid gift)? Should I base it on who is available/willing to help me the most with everything I need (My girls are all spread out, so certain girls will probably be helping more)…I’m not sure how to go about it without breaking my budget!!
Any thoughts/ideas would be appreciated! Thanks!