(Closed) Casual weddings – attendants, or not attendants?

posted 8 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I would have one attendant, best man, Maid/Matron of Honor. two friends being ushers.. and you can have another friend, witness the documents for you (signing of the registry) there included.

If any of them are musical talented? get them singing or playing, then there is always the readings, or poem? one as an MC to the reception?

Just a few ideas!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m in pretty much the exact same situation.  We want an informal wedding – not super casual, but no long, traditional ceremony and more cocktail than black tie.   BUT my parnter has a whole bunch of brothers and close male friends he pretty much insists on making groomsmen.  The typical sort of wedding party is something he’s not budging on, though (which is funny, because he really wants an informal, short-ceremony wedding).

I like the idea of having them take part in the ceremony, though that may end up  being something similar to each doing a reading / speaking at the ceremony.  Not sure about legality – each jurisdiction is different, but if you both like the idea you can just get legally married ahead of time and not have to worry about making sure everyone is legally able to marry you.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Our wedding is also going to be kind of casual.  As far as the dress, I am wearing a very pretty Casablanca dress in champagne.  He’s wearing a black suit with a white shirt and the tie the same colour as my dress.  The guest will be dressing nice too, although there are people from different countries and cultures and others from very different parts of the USA so the dress will be varied.  As far as bridal party goes.  Our siblings will be standing with us when we get married. I’ve got 2 sisters (and his sister) and he’s got two brothers (and my 3 brothers).  The sisters will be wearing green dresses, the shade, style, etc. is up to them.  The brothers will be wearing any kind of dark suits that they want with any shade of green tie that they want and white shirts.  I think we’ll skip out on the garter and bouquet toss and keep it simple.  We are planning on doing all the paperwork in Spain before our wedding in NY in August. So we don’t need to do the legal stuff in the states. 

 

Just remember, do what you want and if you aren’t comfortable with something it’s about meeting in the middle with your fiance.

 

Good luck!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@jmax I DIDN’T EVEN REALIZE THAT WE WERE DATE TWINS WHEN I REPLIED!!! lol

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Whoa that’s uncanny, more than 1 date twin replied!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

best date of the year!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Here here!

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