(Closed) Do I HAVE to have a bridal party??

posted 4 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 17
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Bumble Beekeeper

We didn’t have a bridal party. Not having one saved us extra planning, cost, potential drama. Our close family and friends know who they are, and we have spent time with them even if they weren’t part of the wedding. 

Post # 18
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Newbee

Yay! No bridal party bees unite! So happy to see this post! You absolutely don’t need one. I too opted to not have a bridal party and haven’t thought twice about it. Less hassle, less drama, and it truly makes your wedding about you and your FH – and that’s really all you need! 🙂 congrats!

Post # 19
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Tabrett Maria:  Darling, I salute you for your process of thinking/logic! 

It is clear that your heart knows best, and I would not waste a second trying to beat around that. You don’t need a bridal party (In fact I find it so outdated). I did not want a bridal party, and still felt it was an upgrade to have a Maid/Matron of Honor only which what I ended up doing. NOW I truly, truly wish I didnt pick one. It is so beyond distracting to have these people around, the whole wedding is alot of work and having to meet and talk to all the guests and connect with them. Please stick to your gut feeling, focus on the two of you, because its truly all about the two of you and your love. Embrace it and don’t get distracted by anything else!

Post # 20
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Tabrett Maria:  and don’t get me started on going above and beyond for those you care about and having no sincere appreciation, let alone reciprication. 

Post # 21
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

Nope.

Post # 22
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Worker bee

This is also my situation. Do you have any close relative. I an close with three of my girl cousins and we always have been and my baby siste. Those are going to be my bridesmaids.

Post # 23
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Busy bee

Tabrett Maria:  We had no wedding party at all, despite pressure from certain family members to have a flower girl. We wanted it to be just us and the officiant up there. We asked both our moms to be witnesses which seemed to really touch them. Friends come and go, now our moms are on our marriage certificate instead! 😊

on a side note, I can totally relate, I’ve had “friends” drift away when I no longer could be of any use to them. 

Post # 24
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

We arent having a bridal party. I really want it t be about me and him up there..and our children to (we are blending) . I guess you can say his 10 yr old son is his bestman and my two boys (6 and 9) are my men of honor. Haha. Even if we didnt have kids, i love the idea of no bridal party.

Post # 25
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Nope no bridal party here either. My dog is my flower girl 🙂

To be fair, when I was young and married my first time, I did have a bridal party. But now that I am mid/late thirties and don’t really have friendships that have been maintained I am skipping it.

Post # 26
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: Church

Tabrett Maria:  Hi I admire you for not having a bridal party . Follow your heart and make your day special for you and your future husband . Having a bridal party isn’t important to either us so our wedding party will be very very small if any at all lol 

Post # 27
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Bumble Beekeeper

 

Nope , don’t have anything you don’t want . And , think of it as wedding party , not a bridal party – not only is that   a fact , but it might make you feel a bit less anxious  about not having anyone stand up for you personally, if that makes sense.

I love  the pp’s idea who had  her dog as flower girl . If we ever do a vow renewal   , we’ll have ours.  She’ll do a terrible job and wil make  a lot of noise,  but ……

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