(Closed) Is anyone else really really happy to NOT HAVE bridesmaids?!

posted 5 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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23620 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Quickiebee:  I had bridesmaids, but that’s awesome for you! 🙂

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I really, really do not want bridesmaids. AT ALL. But my fiance said he would be heart broken if we did not have a wedding party. There is a lot of drama involved. He has asked a groomsman to be a groomsman and that guy got mad because he thought he should be the best man. I am forced to have my sisters as my bridesmaids, but I absolutely do not get along with them. Ugh

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

we are just having 2 little flower girls, 1 best man & my eldest daughter as best girl:) no way would i be doing a wedding party bigger than that…way too much hassel and stress and so not needed.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

It actually worked out well for my Fiance and I.  He has one brother and I have one sister so we jsut have a best man and a matron of honor.  No worrying about hurting people’s feelings, no schedule dilemas or drama…etc  It just seemed like it would be the easiest and least stressful choice for us.  Oh and we are having our nieces and nephews too, but no groomsmen or bridesmaids.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2013

YES!!!!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

I’ve been a bridesmaid six times. I did not want to inflict that on anyone else. Yay for bridesmaid-less weddings!

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

YES! Although my friends are super duper low drama… My sister is another matter. Glad to just have an intimate ceremony. I’ll still have my buddies hanging out and drinking champagne while I get ready though 🙂

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’m only having my Maid/Matron of Honor. And i can’t be happier. I hate drama and she is the only one that knows me better than all my friends.

Post # 11
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924 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Just Maid/Matron of Honor and Best Man (sister and brother-in-law).

We’re eloping and they’re meeting us in Vegas to be our witnesses.

 

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

i’m really really happy to only have two. i talk to them maybe once every two weeks. lol

i didn’t want to have this 9 month long chatty girl time fest. my bridesmaids are perfect. i tell em “do this at this time and this is how much it costs.” all i get is “ok, done.” so easy.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I am thrilled to be without a big wedding party! My sister is my Maid/Matron of Honor and his Dad is Best Man. It’s been great and drama free!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

My bridesmaids are my younger sisters, ages 11-17 (there are 4 of them). This has had its ups and downs, but I’m SO thankful I don’t have a bunch of catty peers.

Post # 15
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595 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I loved not having bridemaids.  My brother was my Man of Honor and it was perfect.  I feel like whenever you get a group of girls together there will inevitably be some type of drama.

Post # 16
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@Quickiebee:  My first wedding I had zero bridesmaids.  I am close to my mom so we got ready together along with my sister and stepdaughter who were flower girls so it wasn’t like I was all alone that morning.

For my second wedding I decided to have bridesmaids but it was mostly because FH was adament about having groomsmen.  I am keeping it very low stress by letting the ladies pick out their own dresses and not expecting any kind of shower or bachelorette (it is afterall, my second wedding.)  I think having lower expectations for the bridesmaids plays a big part in lowering the chance of having a bitchy bridesmaid.  I told my bridesmaids that my main thing is to just have them show up and stand up with me at the ceremony.

It also helps to really think about who you are asking.  My bridesmaids include: my little sister who will be 12 and is ridiculously excited to be a bridesmaid; my sorority big sister that I have known for over 10 years who is very laid back; and my FH’s best gal friend from the UK who will be in town for the week of the wedding with her partner.

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