(Closed) How to accommodate bridal party's significant others?

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
2715 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

You can offer if you want, but I don’t think you have to.  If you aren’t very close with the SO’s it might be awkward and they might prefer to just get ready by themselves.  If I were a GM’s SO and not close with you at all, I wouldn’t be offended if you didn’t invite me to the salon or to get ready with you.

Post # 4
5660 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Some of them if they are friends may go do other things, go to the beach etc… But if they are staying in the same house I think it would be polite to offer for them to come if they wanted, or at least make sure you are open to them hanging out and chatting with you girls while you get ready etc…

Post # 6
3718 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@kmarie719:  When my Fiance was in a wedding, I hung out with the guys then went off to get ready. I went and ran errands then came back dressed. During pictures, I grabbed a drink. The other SOs also made themselves scant. It would have been awkward to infringe on the bride’s time with her friends.

Post # 8
57 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

My Fiance (BF at the time) was a groomsman in a wedding where we had to travel; I hung out with him and the groom (a mutal friend) earlier in the day, got ready, and then just hung out and waited for the ceremony to start while they were off doing goomsmen things before the wedding.  I wouldn’t have dreamed of infringing on the bride’s time that morning.

I think your groomsmens’ SOs will understand that A) their dates have stuff they are obligated to be doing on this particular day and B) you’re a bride on her wedding day with a lot going on. I’m sure they’ll be totally fine for what will likely only end up being a few hours that they’re on their own (alone or with each other).


Post # 9
16018 posts
Honey Beekeeper

If I were the SO of a groomsman, I would be really grateful to be included in staying at the house, but aside from that, I wouldn’t expect any special accommodations. They’ll probably want to just relax and take the day at their own pace.

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