Post # 1
Hey there, been stalking WB for about a year, been engaged since October 15, 2010 and I’m just now starting to plan…Yeah, I know, procastination is my middle name! My question is whether or not to have bridesmaids and if not, is it just us two standing up there? I’m 32, oops, 33 and I truthfully only have 2 really great friends that I would ask. One is 40 years old, the other is 25, not that age is an issue. Is it necessary to have bridesmaids? Truth betold, another reason I’m debating is that I’m not sure I want my sister to be a bridesmaid, and I don’t know that it’s worth having to hear for the next few years why I didn’t have her as a bridesmaid? WAY LONG STORY! And since my mom is my absolute best friend can she be my Maid of Honor or does she have to be the Matron of Honor? Obviously confused!
Post # 3
There is nowhere that states you HAVE to have bridesmaids, even a maid of honor. Although traditional, you can do whatever you want in your wedding. I’ve been in weddings where the bride only has a Maid/Matron of Honor, or no wedding party at all. Completely normal and I don’t think your guests will care. I’m only having a Maid/Matron of Honor, even though Fiance wants his best friend and brother to stand next to him. Trust me having no bridesmaids will be MUCH easier for you!
Post # 4
I answered do what makes you happy – but I am having BMs. I wasn’t going to have them but decided I will get my good friends to stand up and be able to spend the whole day with them is a bonus. Fiance and I are having a honeymoon for us and the wedding is to be celebrated with friends and family.
Post # 5
I totally agree with @Mariska24 , you don’t have to have bridesmaids at all, it’s whoever you want standing next to you on YOUR day. I went to a wedding this past summer where the bride and groom’s had their parents standing with them for the ceremony. No bridemaids or groomsmen at all.