Is it weird that we don't want a bridal party?

posted 2 weeks ago in Parties
  • poll: Is it weird that we don't want a bridal party?
    Yes : (0 votes)
    No : (42 votes)
    82 %
    Who cares? : (9 votes)
    18 %
  • Post # 3
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    3212 posts
    Sugar bee

    Just hand them to your mom.

    Post # 4
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    1242 posts
    Bumble bee

    We didn’t want one either. But then we needed witnesses, and my friend and sister wanted to stand for us, my.niece n nephew asked to be fgirl  and rboy… 

     

    Normally  you will lay your flowers  on the altar 

    Post # 5
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    182 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2017

    Not weird. It’s your wedding, do what you want. We skipped lots of traditional things and had lots of compliments that our wedding was nice and relaxed, more like a big party than a wedding with a strict timeline. We only had a maid of honor and best man. No bouquet toss, garter toss, speeches, bach parties, showers, rehearsal, flower girl, ring bearer. Everything turned out just fine. Hand your flowers to your mom, grandma, whoever you want 😊

    Post # 6
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2020 - Wisconsin Dells

    We are not having a bridal party. My fiance’s niece will be our flower girl and my brother is just going to stand up and hand us our rings when it’s time. My mom or his mom will grab my flowers and hand them back to me once the ceremony is over. Someone actually told me not having a bridal party was a “smart, mature” decision. Not everything needs to happen like it appears to happen in other weddings. 🙂 

    Post # 7
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    909 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 1983

    We didn’t have one. Made life much simpler.

    Post # 8
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    Newbee

    We aren’t having a wedding party other than a flower girl and ring bearer. It makes perfect sense to us, partly because some of the people we would choose to be in our party tend to clash, among other things. I have had a few people think it is a little strange or wonder why we want to do it that way but for the most part we’ve had a ton of support in all our decisions (even the ones they find to be unusual or don’t expect of us LOL). It’s your day if thats what you want then do it!

    Post # 9
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    571 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2020

    We’re skipping the bridal party. I’m going to give my bouquet to my grandma. You can also put them on the altar as decor. My friend has a bunch of bridesmaids and she is already facing drama.

    Post # 10
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    10 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: August 2019

    We didn’t have a bridal party/best man either and it was absolutely fine. My brother was ringbearer and my mum held my flowers during the ceremony. We had over 80 people attending so not a particularly small wedding either, so it’s definitely managable.

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2017 - City, State

    We didn’t have a bridal party and have no regrets about it. It made things so much easier not to have to think about the extra planning and people herding that comes with having one. I gave my flowers to my sister who was in the front row.

    Post # 12
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2020 - Austin, TX

    We arent having one either. I think my BFF and his are a little miffed but it is what it is and that is what we want. 

    Post # 13
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2017

    I know people who have done this, isn’t weird at all. Actually having a bridal party is kind of odd once you think about it, I mean, other than the two witnesses the other members of the bridal party don’t really serve any purpose.

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing bee

    We didn’t have a bridal party.  Flowers got handed to the young daughters of a good friend, who we jokingly called our “reverse flower girl”.  

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