Post # 1
I don’t have any close female friends (all of my good friends are guys and i don’t want them in my bridal party). I don’t think SO really has a close male friend. He has a sister and an estranged brother. I have an older brother and younger sister.
If I have bridesmaids, it’d be my sister and his 2 daughters.
I kinda feel like I don’t need these girls to stand up next to me. I think my sister wants to be my Maid/Matron of Honor because she wants to do a bunch of wedding stuff (really she wants to have her own wedding…fyi, she’s 15). Plus bridesmaides/groomsmen are a bunch of extra money (clothes, makeup, hair, flowers…although i’d probably have my immediate family members get styled anyway so they look good). I’m think they would instead walk down the aisle with other immediate family memebers and take their seats in the front.
This topic was modified 3 years, 10 months ago by rosecut.
Post # 2
- Wedding: June 2015 - Dreams Las Mareas - Costa Rica
Im not having a bridal party either… I just didnt want to. I have been in a few weddings and I kind of felt like a prop in 2 of them. One experience was ok because it was my sister and I was truly happy and excited for her, so it was fun helping her plan and get a ll the little details together.
Post # 3
wow i had a lot of typos…sorry
also this is a small, simple wedding, hopefully under 50 guests.
i think my siblings and his kids can still help plan, i’d be happy to have their help.
Post # 4
rosecut: Nothing wrong with that! It’s your wedding day, do what you and your Fiance want. You 2 will be the ones looking back and remembering your perfect day! Put into action what you envision.
And you wouldn’t be the only ones going without a bridal party. We too will just have our GOH (Gentlan of Honor) and Best Man with us and as our witnesses. No need for a bridal party, that’s too much (not to mention we’re the last in our group of friends to get married – they’re all spent out after their weddings and the other friends weddings). Plus, we want our guests to come hang out, relax and enjoy without any obligations.
Post # 5
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
rosecut: We didn’t have a wedding party … we do have a lot of close friends, but we didn’t feel the need to have them stand up next to us, when the wedding ceremony is about the two of us. We also had our siblings walk down the aisle but then just take a seat.
A wedding party is really extraneous, so don’t feel weird about skipping it!
Post # 6
- Wedding: June 2015 - Historic house and gardens
I’m having under 40 guests and no wedding party.
I think there is nothing wrong with that. I also have few female friends and don’t really want anyone up there with me. I just want it about me and my guy.
If you don’t want bridesmaids, you really don’t have to. Go with what feels right for you.
Post # 7
rosecut: My teen daughter was my maid of honor and that was it. No bridesmaids. Thought of a number of people, but decided against. Very happy because I saved myself tons of drama.
Post # 8
rosecut: No bridal party here and so happy about it!! I have sisters and none of them get along, so it’s saving me from a ton of family drama. I also don’t have many close female friends. It’s too much of a hassle coordinating what other people should do on my wedding day. Beyond that, my personal opinion of having a bridal party is that I think it’s kind of silly to ask grown women to dress alike.
Post # 9
rosecut: Our closest friends had a Maid/Matron of Honor and Bridesmaid or Best Man, and that was it. It was intimate and lovely!