(Closed) no close girl friends

posted 8 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
397 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

no sisters? or cousins? 

You can always opt out of having a wedding party! 

Post # 4
3539 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

do what you want to do.. you dont have to have a bridal party!

Post # 5
169 posts
Blushing bee

you don t have to have a bridal party and you will save loads too! 

Post # 6
873 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I have made 3 major moves in the past 10 years, and in each place, I have had people I consider ‘best friend.’  Add that to my friends growing up, and it was too difficult to pick who would be ‘in’ and who would be ‘out.’  For Fiance, it’s the opposite problem as only his best friend here in Seoul will make it to the Canadian wedding.  Therefore, my sister is my Maid/Matron of Honor, and all of my other friends have other smaller roles in the reading (MC, readings, prayers, games, etc).  I think everyone is happier with that situation since nobody has to pay a lot of money for a dress/make up/hair etc, and I didn’t have to choose between friends I consider on par with each other.  Would it be possible for each of you to only have one attendant?

Post # 7
4123 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

You sound like me! All my closest friends are boys… and FI’s closest friends are boys… And he is dead set on 8 of them in his Wedding Party. I chose people that I may not be BFF with, but were extremely important in my life. I’ve got 7, a blend of local friends (2), friends from home(2), and school(3)… but I still need that eighth! And I have no idea who… and I’m not wanting uneven numbers… 

Post # 8
606 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

My bridal party is my sister and two cousins, who are like my best friends next to my Mister.  Do you have a sister or cousin?  I felt like we didn’t need the same number of attendents on each side so I have 3 and he has 5.

But funny you mention this.  I was filling out my bridal shower list yesterday and realized how I really don’t have many friends.   The girls I am inviting are my friends but technically the girlfriends of the Mister’s friends. It’s hard making friends at 27! haha

Post # 9
1486 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Yeah, I know exactly what you mean.  We’re having a small wedding, so a lot of friends won’t be able to get an invite, but the ones that were Must haves?  Men.  This is not to say that I don’t have fantastic women friends, but it’s not quite the same.

We’re just going with one attendant each.  We’re lucky though, they’re married to each other, and we’re very close, as couples.

Post # 10
2000 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

How many people are you inviting to your wedding? If it’s a pretty small wedding, like 60-100, I wouldn’t really worry about having any bridesmaids. You might want to consider having one, though, to help you get things in order & to help you as your standing next to your Fiance.

Honestly, I didn’t have that many close girlfriends, either…but asked the girls who I was closest to. My Maid/Matron of Honor is my SIL, & my other 4 bridesmaids are girls who I’ve known since high school & have kind of drifted apart, but got closer during the wedding planning process, too. Good luck girl! Don’t stress over it, it’ll all work out great in the end.

Post # 11
1565 posts
Bumble bee

I asked a few friends as well as my brother’s girlfriend and FI’s cousin. I wasn’t superclose to them before getting engaged, but it’s definitely brought us closer together. So I would think outside the box – I’m sure if you look in your family, his family, friends’ girlfriends that you hang out with, you can put together a great bridal party.

If not, having just one attendant is fine.

Post # 13
74 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I think if that is what you two have decided on it, it is perfect!  After all, it is your wedding, no one elses  =)

Post # 14
1147 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I’m same as you. I chose my best guy friend as Maid/Matron of Honor, my little sis as Bridesmaid or Best Man, and another guy friend as “BM”. Fiance has a girl as Bridesmaid or Best Man, a guy as Groomsmen, and a girl as “GM”.

Post # 15
58 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@ Champagne Wishes- it is hard find friends in you twenties- so many people are a different points in their life, work, relationships, kids, ect.

As for picking bridesmaids(or men)- think of those who have been the ones to call and offer help with your planning, tried to find out what you needed and done something for you.  Those who are genuinely happy for you and willing to help are those who are going to make your big day the best!

Post # 16
16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

Anything that makes you happy!!! Remember that it’s about being happy, not what’s “right” according to anyone else!

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