Post # 1
To keep it brief, I don’t have any super close female freinds or family members that I would want to ask to be in my wedding party. My Fiance and I both have two siblings who we are very close to (me-two brothers, him- one bro one sis). I love the idea of having our siblings as our only attendants and skipping the whole bridesmaid thing, but everyone I have mentioned it to seems to kind of hate the idea. The wedding itself is going to be very causal and fun, and tradition doesn’t mean that much to me, but everyone keeps telling me I have to have at least one female attendant.
Did anyone else only have males next to them on the altar? I really like the idea and will probably do it anyways, as my Fiance likes the idea too, but how can I get people to stop trying to talk me out of it?
Post # 2
I had a friend who did this at her wedding. Made sense to me and his speech about her was super sweet.
Shrug off the gender normative naysayers!
Post # 3
I think this is very nice. I can’t see why anyone else should care if you don’t have girls standing next to you. If your brothers are your nearest and dearest, then you should have them there to support you on your wedding day.
Post # 4
Just ignore those people. It’s your wedding and it’s sweet to just include family. We’re doing something similiar, but skipping both bride & groom parties entirely. A couple people have mentioned it’s weird but we don’t care. Our wedding, our budget, our decisions.
Post # 5
I think each of you having your two siblings stand with you is perfect!
Don’t worry what anyone else says. Even if you have a party with several girls, there will always be someone feeling left out or some cousin you mom things you need to add.
Post # 6
I love this idea! I also have 2 brothers and my Fiance has 2 sisters. We are both not particularly close to the others’ siblings. We considered having our siblings as attendants, but my brothers standing with me, and his sisters standing with him.
Post # 7
- Wedding: June 2017 - A vineyard
It wasn’t really on purpose in my case. I just didn’t ask anybody to be a bridesmaid or Maid/Matron of Honor since the one friend I would have asked couldn’t come to my wedding sadly. So what ended up happening was my dad ended up standing with me. It was totally by accident. Nobody explained to us that he should go sit down after the “giving away.”
So now my husband and I just have a joke that my dad was my bridesmaid. But really it was no big deal and nobody seemed to mind.
So me personally, I think asking your brother would be awesome and there is 0 wrong with it. You don’t need to have women up there with you if there aren’t people you feel close to 🙂