Post # 1
I have always felt like I would have a small bridal party consisting of 3 people tops (sister, BFF, FI’s daughter). Once I got engaged I just wanted my sister. But sometimes I think of my closest cousins and would really like to have them as BMs, then I think about the cost and change my mind. I am really torn. If I include my cousins, I would have 7 BMs.
Alternatively, I thought I could have them wear a certain color and show up early the day of to help me get ready and take pics. Is this a bad idea?
Post # 3
are you worried about the cost for yourself or the cost for your BMs? If it is for the BMs you can tell them all the cost up front and tell them they are welcome to join the bridal party, but if they cant afford it.. you totally understand 🙂
Post # 4
I am worried about the cost to us to provide bouquets, Bridesmaid or Best Man gifts, rehearsal dinner, etc. I really just would like them to feel special and as important to me as they are but not sure the best way to do that without making them BMs.
Post # 5
Your right the cost will jump up in flowers, and are you paying for hair and makeup, gifts. I say keep it simple. Thats 4 less personalities to deal with, wrangling for dress appointments etc. Can’t they just do a reading or something?