Post # 1
Who’s in your bridal party? Let’s introduce our bridesmaids! I have been struggling with this decision, but these are my current definites. I may or may not add some other girls… That’s part of the reason why I’m curious to see who’s in your bridal party/how you chose people!
1: My cousin! She’s 17 years old and my mini-me. We have the same taste and she’s very crafty, so she will be a huge help with all the little details. She is extremely excited about the wedding and I love knowing that this will bring us even closer together.
2: My best friend! She’s my go-to girl for good things and when I need to vent. We have a lot in common – including the fact that we are both engaged and getting married next summer! She knows me well and I know she will be a fabulous bridesmaid.
3. My FI’s cousin! I don’t have cousins my age (25) on my side of the family, so it’s exciting to gain one through my Fiance. She’s a down-to-earth person with a good sense of humor. We aren’t extremely close but we hang out well when his family gets together.
4. One of my friends! We used to work together. She already went Pinterest-happy for me and she’s the type of girl to make sure I eat something on my wedding day. Even though she’s responsible, she likes to have a good time and dance, and I know she will keep the party going!
One downside to my bridal party: They don’t know each other!
Your turn – introduce your bridesmaids!
Post # 2
Maid/Matron of Honor – My bff of the past 20+ years. I think she’s more excited than I am to plan a wedding. We’re both just waiting on my SO to put a ring on it…lol
Bridesmaid or Best Man #1 my Lil sister (on my dad’s side). She’s the only blood sister I have, so of course she had to be a part of my big day.
Bridesmaid or Best Man #2-5 are my SO’s sisters. They are such a close knit family that I couldn’t just pick 1 or 2. I decided to use them all. He will also be using all 5 of his brothers as GMs.
Bridesmaid or Best Man #6 is my big cuz, she is more like a sister than a cousin. We have been through so much together. I couldn’t imagine getting married without her.
Last but not least Bridesmaid or Best Man #7 she is my sister/friend. Blood couldn’t make us more family. We had babies at the same time our sons are the oldest (17 months older than our daughters). She has just been there when no one else was.
We’ll have a HUGE bridal party, but we have so many special people. Besides using his 5 brothers, he’ll also use my 2 brothers. He won’t have a best man because his bff passed 5 years ago and he couldn’t choose between his brothers.
Hope this helps!
Post # 3
- Wedding: May 2015 - The Runnymede Hotel
Chief Bridesmaid – Best friend since we were 16. We met at school, went to the same University and even lived next door to each other for a year. We can talk about pretty much anything and I am practically part of her family.
Bridesmaid or Best Man 1 – One of the first friends I made at uni. We lived together for a year and founded our University’s Feminist society together. We still meet up all the time and I am her bridesmaid this August!
Bridesmaid or Best Man 2 – My actual first friend at Uni! My ‘Bridesman’ lived with me for three years, and we both grew and changed a lot together. I value his friendship so much.
Bridesmaid or Best Man 3 – Another Uni friend! Partially invited to be a Bridesmaid or Best Man because she was part of the same group as 1 and 2, so it would seem mean to leave her out. Still, I love her company, she was there the night I met Fiance and I know I won’t regret having her beside me!
Bridesmaid or Best Man 4 – Ok, so I kind of asked her when I was drunk. She is a really great friend, and actually my ex! We get on much better now than we did when we were together, surprisingly. Excellent party planner too!
Post # 4
Maid/Matron of Honor – My cousin, 6 weeks apart in age, have been attached at the hip since birth. She is the reason I even met Fiance, they went to high school together and were best friends. Long story short, I ended up being his date to their grad, and the rest is “history”
Bridesmaid or Best Man 1 – My coworker, we have spent the last four years seeing eachother almost every single day and just absolutley “click”. One of the only real friends I have that are totally seperate from Fiance (because I knew most of them growing up with my Maid/Matron of Honor we share alot of our friend group).
Bridesmaid or Best Man 2 – From my Maid/Matron of Honor & FI’s school years. Her and I have gotten really close over the last couple years. She is someone I rely on for advice and laughter!
Side note… Fiance has two sisters and we decided not to have them in our bridal party because we aren’t that close to them, the middle sister and I frequently have friction and the other doesn’t have an interest in weddings and the like. I have not had any regrets by choosing two friends to be in the bridal party, they are the exact people I turn to for support and advice in the rest of my life, and they have nothing short of amazing. I recommend going with your heart and not with who “should” be in your bridal party.
Post # 5
Maid/Matron of Honor – my sister. I wouldn’t have anyone else!
Bridesmaid or Best Man – Future Sister-In-Law. We spend most of our time with her, her husband, and their 2 adorable little boys… so it was an easy decision.
We’re having a small wedding ceremony, so I thought keeping the wedding party small and simple was best. He’s having his brother as Bridesmaid or Best Man, and Future Sister-In-Law husband (who he was friends with before they got married) as his Groomsmen.
Post # 6
- Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge
Maid/Matron of Honor – My best friend of the last 20 years. We’ve been through so much together and she’s like my sister. I never would have gotten married without her by my side. She’s also planning her wedding for April so its been fun planning mine and helping plan her’s. They are so completely different.
Bridesmaid or Best Man #1 – A very good friend for the last 10 years. We actually met through her now husband. At one time he and I were best friends and inseperable. Bridesmaid or Best Man #1 is very crafty and able to help me with DIY projects and be my go-to girl since Maid/Matron of Honor is pregnant (due any day now) and Bridesmaid or Best Man #3 is half way across the country right now.
Bridesmaid or Best Man #2 – An old co-worker who became one of my best friends. She’s so funny and sweet. We used to spend a lot of time together at work and outside of work. She got married to someone in the military and has moved around with him while being stationed. When he goes over seas she comes home during his time there. Right now she’s living out East. I miss her tons.
Bridesmaid or Best Man #3 – My Fiance daughter who is 16. Of course I would have her in my party. We usually get along great but there are times where we but heads (she’s a hormonal high school teen…fun fun lol).
Flowergirl is my daughter who is 9. She’s going to eat up all the attention.