Post # 1
Did any brides opt to having no bridesmaids ? Im thinking about it because I think it’s special just me and fi at the alter. And I’m having a tiny wedding. What was your reason for it and did you regret it.
Post # 2
- Wedding: November 2017 - France
I’m not having any because I’m not close to my sisters and I have no female friends, I’d have my brothers as bestmen but their not interested lol.
Post # 3
I’m not having bridesmaids – we’re not having a wedding party at all.
both Fiance and I want a small low key wedding so we decided against it. we’re going to include people in different ways – we’re going to ask my sister to do a reading, his brother if he would play guitar at the ceremony, and my best girlfriend to give a speech at the reception.
Post # 4
I’m not having any. We are having only about 45 people at our ceremony and I have 8 really best girl friends. All totally amazing women and I just couldn’t choose. If we were having a big wedding id have them all!
i am having one of my friends little girl who I look after a lot as my flowergirl.
My Fiance is having 2 best men.
Post # 5
I am not having any bridesmaids. We are having a very small wedding and decided against having any bridesmaids or groomsmen.
Post # 6
I’m not having any because I don’t want any. We’re having about 100-115 guests — and I have a lot of girlfriends… sooo, rather have none. My sister is standing up for me and my fiance’s daughter is the “flowergirl” –
Post # 7
i have a Maid/Matron of Honor and him a best man and it was the best decision ever so much less drama.
Post # 8
- Wedding: April 2017 - City, State
We’re not having a bridal party at all. Just seemed like the easier, no hassle way to go.
Post # 9
We’re not having a wedding party. We wouldn’t be able to afford to pay for their dresses and suits but wouldn’t be comfortable asking them to either. Also, the numbers on each side would be uneven since my partner has a lot of close friends but I don’t.
Post # 10
I had originally planned on having bridesmaid’s, but 2 of them moved within 1 month of each other and I knew the planning and relationship would fall apart with distance. It always does, IMO. Also, I didn’t want long distance BMs. What’s the point?
Then we decided to have a famiy only wedding so I could get the venue I wanted. I’m the second youngest (at 29, lol) out of parents kids so there aren’t al ot of options. I only have a handful of cousins around my age and most of us aren’t friend-friends.
I’d love to have my SIL and Maid/Matron of Honor and bro as Best Man, but then I’d have to tell the other SIL she’s not included. I simply don’t want her. She’s cheap, thinks her life is so busy (it’s really not) and everuything would be a battle with her so I decided not to. I may still choose SIL and bro and say screw it, but who knows at this point.
Post # 11
No bridal party at all – tiny wedding and I know I find being a bridesmaid a PITA so I didn’t want to do that to any of my friends. In my view, if you have a small wedding, pretty much everyone there knows they are in your inner circle because that’s who you invited – no need to make a few friends wear matching outfits and stand around.
Post # 12
We’re having a small wedding (less than 50) of just closest family and friends that we’ve actually spent time with. Although I have people who could be part of the wedding party, I choose to not have any, not even Bridesmaid or Best Man or Maid/Matron of Honor. We’re having our daughter as the flower girl and my nephew as the ring keeper. That’s the extent of our bridal party. It made little sense to have one since it’s a small gathering and it’s just easier to plan everything for just the two of us. What we did instead is, since everyone that’s coming is close to us, we are having a black and white wedding, so everyone will look cohesive for pictures and everyone will be party of the bridal party in the end!
Post # 13
We only have a Maid/Matron of Honor and best man which is our siblings, my Fiance doesn’t really have friends anymore so we decided not to have any for that reason. We are expecting around 130 ppl.
Post # 14
I’m not having a wedding party at all! We are having a fairly small wedding (about 65 guests) with mostly family and then a few friends.
Post # 15
I didn’t. Worked out great. We had a small wedding (50-ish people) and I would have had a train of like 10 of hem walking around behind me in matching dresses if I were to choose. I’ve been in a ton of weddings myself so there was no way I could exclude someone. It seemed silly to have such a large wedding party at such a small wedding so we skipped it altogether. It was a great decision for us! 🙂