(Closed) Cousins in the bridal party?

posted 8 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
5670 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think you should invite whoever you are closest too. In my family I have been in every one of my first cousins weddings so for the older ones I am having their children and my younger 1st cousins will be BM’s or GM’s. But none of my FI’s cousin are in our wedding. He isn’t that close to them so it wouldn’t have made sense.

If it’s a huge deal to your parents could you include them and have the pass out programs, carry the gifts(if it’s a catholic ceremony), etc. Maybe you could give them small jobs.

Post # 4
3281 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I had this same problem! I was telling my mom about how I was thinking about having my Fiance cousins in the bridal party (because they are more like sisters to him than cousins) and my mom freaked out about not having my own cousins in the weddings. Honestly, i never even considered it because they are much older than me. 

SO, now none of them will be in the wedding lol

Post # 5
7152 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

You are not obligated to invite ANYONE to be in the wedding party. You can have your cousins do a reading or something, if you’d like.

Post # 6
1184 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I had a falling out with the group of people I picked to be in my wedding. They are full of drama and one of them wrote a nasty blog about me. Since they are all in the same “clique” all of them turned against me… drama (long story)

So I had to ask new people to be in my wedding… I chose my best friend from High school to be my Maid/Matron of Honor (Best choice ever!), my groomsmen’s wife (even thought I’m not really close to her) and my two first cousins, one on my dad’s side and one on my moms side and I think that it was the best decision I could possibly make. Now all my wedding party is kept in the family. I don’t regret it at all..

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