Post # 17
I’ve never heard of this either. I hope it’s not generally followed because I’m the first of many of my friends to be married and I have some dear friends who I would love to eventually be a bridesmaid for.
Post # 18
I haven’t ever heard of this either…I sure hope my friends still consider me even though I am married.
Post # 19
That’s a really old fashioned tradition (I remember first hearing about it when I read the Anne of Green Gables books!). Don’t worry about it!
Post # 20
Side note – back in that time they also took “three times a bridesmaid, never a bride” seriously. A girl litterally could/would not be a bridesmaid three times as it was considered bad luck!
Post # 21
5/7 of my bridesmaids are married! I really don’t like the term “matron” so everyone is a bridesmaid. Or Foxy Ladies or whatever they would like to be called!
Post # 22
No one really follows this tradition anymore. I’ve got married ladies in my bridal party, they’re considered matrons of honor, but I could care less about titles…I just want girls that I love to be a part of our day.
Post # 23
With my half century on the planet, I have NEVER heard that you could not have married BMs.
Post # 24
I haven’t ever heard of that rule at all! All my friends except one of my two bff’s is married. Almost everybody I know at my age is married. So that’d rule out the majority of everybody!
Post # 25
Definitely ignore this one! Three of my six gals are married.
Post # 26
Interesting – I’d never heard that!
Post # 27
Ummmm, both my “matrons of honor” are married. What was I supposed to do? Be punished to not include my only two sisters in my wedding just cause they beat me to the alter? Bologna. You do what you want, and so should she. I hate to say it, but if she doesn’t include you for that reason there better not be any other married ladies up there with her that day! hehehe.
Post # 28
I don’t know about others but I would definately want my married friends standing with me. For me the people standing with you are standing with you before God and the people who are praying for your marriage as well. A married woman probably knows what I’m about to go through more than the single women. Since she knows I definitely want her prayers.
Post # 29
Like many posters, I find this silly too. It should be your closests friends standing with you at the altar, not just the people who happen to be single.
Post # 30
Hmm, never heard this. All 3 of mine are married mamas!
Post # 31
I never heard that only single women could be in your bridal party, and i think it sounds kind of dumb. also there is such thing as “matron of honor” IF my sister were able to be at my wedding (i’m in florida, she’s in hawaii. 🙁 she would be my matrong of honor, even though she’s already married. the two bridesmaids i have though, one is single, and one is divorced, but i don’t really think it matters if they’re single or not.