(Closed) NO BRIDESMAIDS NO GROOMSMEN

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m not having any either. Additional cost and stress I want none of 🙂

Post # 18
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2014

OH, AND WHILST I AGREE that some wedding these days are for show and seem to be more extravagant then Kim Kardashians wedding, I disagree with the comment that by having a traditional setting or structure to a wedding you are some how trying to ‘show off’ – Some people genuinly want their father to give them away and genuinly want their life long friend to stand by their side on their big day, I dont think people should judge them as being show offs just for wanting certain people in their family to have a special role at their wedding, most people take on that role with honour and happiness and if they dont, well they are there for the wrong reasons. 

At the same time, people who prefer that, should not judge those who are far lass traditional and want a simple wedding that is soley focused on the couple without the extras. – I guess weddings in the USA are different, I dont think we do the whole rehersal dinner and showers n stuff, so its a lot less to organise and stress about. – I have no idea, first time I am getting married, lol.

I am sure all your weddings with be fab. Do what makes you happy, your loved ones should respect that.

Post # 19
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We won’t be having any bridesmaids / Maid/Matron of Honor / groomsmen / best man. He has very few friends that are close enough to ask to stand next to him and it wouldn’t be fair of me to force him to ask random pals.

I also think a lot of the times, there is a lot of stress put on the wedding party (had one bride ask that her bridesmaids take vacation time and pay for a trip to Vegas with her..?!) and we just don’t want to put that on anybody.

I was to be a bridesmaid at a wedding last July, but work circumstances had me overseas and even after already paying for my own dress and accomodations I couldn’t make it. Since she had to quickly fill my dress and place in her wedding party, we decided that even if I did make it last minute, I would just be a part of the crowd. Just being able to witness and partake in the celebration would have been enough!

Post # 20
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Buzzing bee

@Candace From BC:  Im not very hip on the traditional meaning of a wedding party, but I don’t really know what they are for either.

Im not having a bridal party either. Too much stress and hassel as all of the girls I would choose are living thousands of miles away. I guess I just had a hard time seeing the point to the ‘tradition’ of having a bridal party.

Post # 21
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Oii!! Glad I found your post! We aren’t having Bridesmaid or Best Man or Groomsmen either!!

Post # 22
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389 posts
Helper bee

I’m having my niece, nephew and god children walking down the aisle.  Since it will be a beach wedding, they will be dressed in simple clothing in pastel colors like light blue, pink, yellow and green – each with a seashell and flowers.  The flower girl and a little boy will be tossing cardboard shells mixed with flower petals down the aisle.  

I will only have a Matron of Honor – my aunt by my side and my Fiance will have a Best Man (his son) by his side.

My best girls will walk in with me at the reception.  They would prefer having a hot cocktail dress with all the fuss and we could enter the reception looking snazzy with feather boas and lots of bling.  So, for sure – do what you think is right and have fun.

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