Post # 1
I tired googling this to find the answer but I’m not finding it, so I thought I would ask here.
when asking the bridesmaids and groomsmen
do you say..
will you be in our bridal party?
will you be in our wedding party?
are they the same or is ‘bridal party’ referring only to the girls?
Thank you in advance!! 🙂
Post # 3
My understanding that the wedding party is everybody and the bridal party is just the girls.
Post # 4
i think i just use bridal party, however, now that you point it out, i think the bridemaids are the bridal party, groomsmen and the whole group are considered the wedding party. ultimately at least in my area i am pretty sure it is interchangable. i simply asked that they be part of the wedding as a groomsmen or bridesmaid.
Post # 6
The bridal party is the Maid/Matron of Honor and bridesmaids/matrons/male attendants/whathaveyou; we could probably argue all day about whether the bride is part of the bridal party or not. The groom’s party includes the best man and ushers/groomsmen. If you have both groomsmen, and ushers (a phenomenon almost entirely unique to the USA), then we could probably, again, argue all day about whether the ushers are part of the groom’s party (and the wedding party, for that matter).
The wedding party is everyone. Bridesmaids (and variations thereof), Maid/Matron of Honor, Bridesmaid or Best Man, groomsmen/ushers (again with the ushers), flower girl(s), paige boys, ring bearers, and, depending who you ask, MOB, FOB, MOG, and FOG. And the Bride and Groom (though, again, we could probably argue all day whether they are a part of the wedding party, or a separate thing unto themselves).
Post # 8
awesome! Thank you all for your replies!
i had always said ‘bridal party’ for everyone until today saw someone write ‘wedding party’ so i had to make sure before i organise the whole asking them thing, so i write it right =)
Thanks again everyone! 🙂
Post # 10
When I referred to my bridesmaids, I said bridal party. When it was everyone I said wedding party.