Post # 1
We werent planning on having a bridal party at all both because our wedding will be very small and at least on my side of it will probably cause drama that I dont want or need.
That said, I do envision that I will need help throughout the wedding planning/setup process. Would it be rude or inappropriate to ask friends/family for help even though they wont be in the bridal party?
Post # 2
Hire a wedding planner or assistant.
Post # 3
a_day_at_the_fair: if it’s small, you should be able to do it yourself with the help of a planner / coordinator.
Post # 4
a_day_at_the_fair: it depends on your friends & family. you know them best so you’re the ones who’ll know if they’d willingly help (i would 🙂 ) or if they’re too stressed for that.
Post # 5
I don’t think it’s rude at all to ask your family for help. I have been asked to help dress ceremony sites before when I’m just a friend- they know I’m creative and a bit of a control freak, so they ask knowing the job will be done and done well.
I have a very small bridal party- one attendant on my side, two on my FI’s side. We’re going to be relying on my parents and his parents to help us set up the day before the wedding, as well as my Maid/Matron of Honor (sister).
We’re lucky that they’re willing to help, and I’ll be there with instructions and everything required for the set up. In Australia it’s not terribly common to hire a wedding planner.