Post # 1
What do you guys think of the idea of having no bridesmaids or groomsmans at your wedding? We both love the idea of just being barefoot and casual (sundress, and wavy hair for me, polo and khakis for him) on the beach with just our closest family members (10-15 total) and of course our little jack russells b/c they have been our ‘babies’ together for over 5 yrs lol.. Then afterwards just going to a nice restuarant and paying for everyones dinner of course and just having a smaller seashell-themed cake there and then afterwards beggininng our honeymoon (at the beach of course lol)… i used to want the traditional wedding with 300 guests in a huge church with probaly 10 bridesmaids and groomsmans lol and a long train and all the lavish details etc. but now that we have been together for 8 1/2 yrs (living together for 5 yrs) and already ‘playing house’ and have all the bills etc that a married couple would have, we dont want to rack up credit card debt for it all just to turn around and plan a family afterwards (decided we would start trying/not really preventing soon as the weddings over and when it happens it happens cause we feel as ready as we’re gonna get at this point lol)
honest opinions please!!! Thanks 🙂
Just a quick summary of us: Met in Algebra class when i was in 9th grade (him 10th), and started dating a few months later (i was 15 and him 16)… living together since jan 08 and we are now 24 and 25… 9 year anniversary is July 21, 2013 🙂
Post # 4
yes!! totally fine. We are thinking of that as well. BE CAREFUL THOUGH…I requested quotes from restaurants for our “after wedding” meal with a group. DO NOT MENTION WEDDING!!!! The prices they quote will quadruple! It is absolutely absurd. I mean, I am sure you will get better service if you mention wedding but you will also pay the price. I was completely annoyed and shocked lol
Post # 5
@flsurfergirl3: great tip, i wouldnt have even thought about that!
Post # 6
This is what I did and it was perfect. 🙂
Post # 7
@cdenise89: I think that is very romantic and certainly appropriate for an intimate beach wedding!
Post # 8
@flsurfergirl3: I definitely agree. Just the word wedding makes business salivate
Post # 9
@cdenise89: I find bridal parties pointless. I mean what do they even do besides create an asthetics? I would not choose any people.
Post # 10
Yea, that sounds great! I’ve seen a few ceremonies like this…you can have whatever you want, there’s no wrong way to do it 🙂
Post # 11
@cdenise89: I am also having no groomsmen nor bridesmaids. We’re having a family only wedding with less than 40 guest and I have 4 sisters. It would be silly to have four bridesmaids and four groomsmen with that few guests.
Post # 12
I had a small beach wedding with less than 30 people there(including us). I had a Maid/Matron of Honor and he had a best man. It was a nice compromise for us.
Make sure the beach you are marrying on allows dogs btw…..the beach we married on would def have not allowed dogs.
Post # 13
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
@cdenise89: Small weddings are great! No need to have a bridal party at all. I didn’t have one for my first wedding and I loved not having to deal with the bridesmaid drama many of the brides on here seem to deal with.
Post # 14
This is very much like what we are planning, with 20 guests or so, and minus the dogs. I second the previous poster’s note about making sure the beach allows dogs- that could create an unpleasant monkey wrench in your big day if the dogcatchers showed up!