- 5 years ago
- Wedding: August 2014
Hi all! I was hoping to get some advice on what to do with my bridal party during the ceremony
A bit of background info: we are having a small lowkey wedding with a guestlist of 75 people in my fiance’s parents backyard. I have a group of extremely close friends and we’ve all known eachother since childhood. There is no way that I would include some and not others so I had to pick between having no bridal party or having 7 bridesmaids. I picked having 7 bridesmaids, I’m the first one to get married and they are all super excited. My fiance is having 4-5 groomsmen, neither of us care about equal sides.
Now my issue is, what do I do during the ceremony? It’s a small wedding and it will look funny having almost a quarter of the guests standing up at the front, plus we don’t really have the space to do that. Would it be odd if I had the groomsman already standing at the front, have the bridesmaids walk down the aisle but then all sit down in a reserved front row? Just have the Maid/Matron of Honor and Bridesmaid or Best Man stand up. Is that unfair to the parents who will then be stuck in second row? I know my parents wouldn’t mind but I’m worried about offending his. Or should they not even walk down the aisle and just sit with their SO’s amongst the rest of the guests? I may be overthinking this.
Any advice or recommendations would be great! Maybe some of you have been in a similar situation.