Post # 17
Oh my gosh, that is almost exactly what I did (just fewer nieces/nephews)!
I got married at 47 for the first time. I wasn’t planning to have bridesmaids at all – just my 16-year-old stepdaughter as Maid/Matron of Honor. We planned a casual/non-traditional beach wedding with 75 guests.
A friend of mine who is a wedding planner nagged me to no end about how I “had” to have bridesmaids. One day I thought, “Fine! You want bridesmaids? I’ll give you bridesmaids!” And so I asked my young nieces to do the honors. They were SO excited! Then I added his nieces to the mix, and he asked my two nephews to be his groomsmen (along with his 20-year-old cousin as BM). We had the cutest bridal party ever!!
Post # 18
Age 42 here. We each had 5 attendants made up of our siblings and friends. His 3 nieces were flower girls, my nephews were ring bearers/jr groomsmen, and my older niece was a junior bridesmaid. We joked that we needed to look at MOB dresses for the BMs since they were all over the age of 40:)
Post # 19
I’ll be 45 come the wedding, first wedding for both of us, no children. I’ll have a Maid/Matron of Honor, my closest friend, and his brother will be Best Man. I consider those doing the readings and such to be the bridal party as there are no “bridesmaids” or “ushers/groomsmen” per se. The officiant is a dear friend whose twin daughters will be flower girls.
Post # 20
@unixfairy: hi so ok i am 40 (will be just 41 on the big day) and its my second wedding. My H2B is 17 1/2 years my junior and will be 23 and its his first.
so our party is
best man H2B brother-in-law
MoH my 15 year old daughter
2 x page boys one H2B nephew and one my god son both 8
1 bridesmaid H2B neice age 10
1 flower girl (her request :0) ) age 7 but wears age 4 clothes.
all except MoH and one page boy are H2B sisters family she would have been involved too but their youngest will only be 6 months old on the day,
my mum is giving me away
my best friend is reading
our familys are a fractured bunch on both sides so we have just said blow it and gone with the people we are closest too in some cases that is friends over family.
oh and also
my cousin is our photographer and
another very close friend runs our reception venue!
i cant wait