Is it okay to not have groomsmen/bridesmaids ?

posted 2 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 16
275 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2018

I did this and it was the best decision. We have too many family members and friends who we would have wanted to be in the bridal party or they would expect it (mainly family) so we just didn’t do it.

Also in my experience I disagree with a lot of people here – If you are upfront about it, have reasonable expectations and have reasonable friends, you don’t have to totally skip the “extras” either, except probably the pictures in matching clothing and super expensive overnight trips. My husband had a bachelor party and I had friends who offered although I chose not to do parties beforehand. I still had a few family members and friends come help me get ready, take pics pre-ceremony, and drink champagne. Saved so much money, stress – I say go for it!

Post # 17
184 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I had a beach wedding as well with no wedding party. Our daughter was our flower girl. It was perfect.


Post # 18
3444 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - City, State

We skipped it. Completely happy with our decision. It was great to not even have to think about any of the stuff that comes worry having a bridal party. We also didn’t have bachelorette/bachelor parties or any showers.

I still got ready with my sisters and took photos and all of that without having to have a wedding party. If you’re not interested in having one, then don’t. I honestly don’t think you’ll be missing out on anything.

Post # 19
10671 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

nkj317 :  

If course it’s ok.  It’s a day that belongs to you and your future husband.  Have the wedding that makes the two of you happy.

Post # 20
1096 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

We didn’t have a bridal party but still had our nearest and dearest get ready with us. They helped calm our nerves and they were in the “getting ready” photos, but they didn’t have to buy a new outfit or throw us parties – the best of both worlds!

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