Post # 1
I just found out that my dear friend is not going to be able to be in my wedding, or for that matter, even AT my wedding. She’s promised to come to another party in May (thrown by my parents) but I’m still sad that she can’t be at my big day.
Also, I now have to deal with uneven bridal parties, which doesn’t bug me all that much, but it does bug my mother, my future Mother-In-Law and the wedding planner. I just don’t want to ask any old friend to buy a dress and show up, plus I feel like it would be rude, since it implies they weren’t important enough to be chosen in the first place.
Any creative suggestions Hive?
Post # 3
Don’t worry about what those other people think. We are having an uneven wedding party (3 guys, 2 girls), because I just wanted to have my sisters. I agree that last minute asking someone because someone else backed out might seem weird to that person. Just have the best man walk out with the groom, and have the rest of the girls walk down the aisle with the groomsmen. Then do the same on the way back down. It’s way more common these days than people think; explain that to your judgey family/planner and do what makes you happy! 🙂
Post # 4
Stick to your guns. So what if you have uneven bridal parties. I know that’s not really creative, but I don’t think what your mom and Future Mother-In-Law have to say about it matter too much.
My only suggestion is if you had a family member who you wanted to include previously, but couldn’t because of numbers, ask them now. Since your wedding is only two months away, I would just leave it uneven. If you are pairing in the aisles, two groomsmen can flank one bridesmaid, it’s not that weird.
Post # 5
We’re giving my Maid/Matron of Honor 2 groomsmen to support our uneven numbers instead of inviting anothe Bridesmaid or Best Man.