Bridesmaids & Groomsmen in a Casual Wedding?

posted 3 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: Are bridesmaids and groomsmen necessary in a casual wedding?
    Absolutely. It wouldn't be a wedding without them! : (2 votes)
    20 %
    Not at all. It's a casual wedding so they aren't necessary. : (8 votes)
    80 %
  • Post # 2
    Member
    2460 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    We had what I consider a casual wedding. It was on a ranch property that we rented for the whole weekend so it was one long party. Only 50 guests, mostly family. The only friends that were there were in our bridal party! We had 3 on each side. It was important to us that they stand up with us as they have supported and been a part of our relationship from the very beginning. Ours was also about 2 hours from home. It worked out great!

    Post # 3
    Member
    45548 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    smshelley:  Bridesmaids and groomsmen are not required for any wedding. Most governments and churches require a wirness or two to sign the papers, but they don’t have to be in the wedding party.

    There is always a compromise. You could each have just one person stand with you, if a wedding party clashes with your vision.

    You could also have more people, but keep their dresses and outfits casual- mismatched dresses, short dresses, khakis and shirtsleeves all say casual wedding.

    Post # 4
    Member
    2344 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    Bridesmaids and groomsmen are perfectly acceptable to have in a casual wedding, same as not having them in a very formal wedding. If you want them, have them. If you don’t want them, that’s okay too.

    Post # 5
    Member
    19 posts
    Newbee

    Maybe you could each have one or two people stand with you as bridesmaids and groomsmen instead of a large wedding party. This way you would keep things pretty casual while also including people you want. This article recommends having one pair of attendants per 50 guests: [link removed per self promotion policy]

     

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