Post # 1
We’re not having a wedding party and I didn’t think much about it until I got a dress with a train (which was not in the original plan). Then I realized there would be no bridemaids to fix my train during the ceremony. Then it dawned on me that we have no one to hold the rings or my bouquet. None of these are a big deal and we’ll have alternatives in place, but I can’t help worrying that I am forgetting about other things a bridal party might do. I’m not worried about showers or parties or helpers, but things that definitely need to be planned for (like at the ceremony). Thoughts? TIA!
Post # 2
My bridal party was the go-to for the fielding of any questions on the day-of (so I wouldn’t have to). They also did the things you mentioned above, but you could have a family member that’s up front assigned to fix your train once you’re up there, and just use a little stand/table or something to put your bouquet and rings on. 🙂 It will be fine!
Post # 3
Your fiancé can keep the rings in his pocket (there are a lot of flat, low profile double ring boxes out there, especially on Etsy). You’ll need someone to adjust your train at the beginning of the aisle before you walk (one of the helpers from our venue did that for me), and someone to fix it when you get to the front. If you move around at all during the ceremony (think unity candles or something like that) you might need someone to adjust for that too.
It would definitely be a good idea to have a friend or relative sit up front and be able to hop up and help you, then sit back down. I love the idea of having a table in front of the officiant to put your flowers on. Just remember, anything on that table wil be in all of the photos right between you two. Not necessarily a bad thing, just something to keep in mind 🙂
Post # 4
smiley124 : I’m also not having a bridal party for my small backyard wedding this fall. The rings will be held by my father and handed to the officiant when he gives me away. My bouquet will be placed on a case on the table in front of our wedding arch. And any logistics will be handled by my mother (she’s a natural borne delegator). Our wedding is quite simple so I’m not too worried, but if I’ve forgotten something please let me know. Lol!