(Closed) Skipping bridesmaid/groomsmen for a small wedding?

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

I am not doing this, but I have heard of it many times, especially for small weddings 🙂

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I think it’s a great idea for small weddings!!! Or people that only have 1 apiece. Just think about if you will be upset if there is no bach parties/showers.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

@tnicole:  I had a small, 50 people wedding myself, and I WISH I hadn’t of had a bridal party. It’s more trouble than it’s worth trying to herd everyone to buy their dresses on time, or rent their suits. 

The less people you have to manage, the better off you’ll be. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

This is exactly what I’m doing.  55 guests, outdoor ceremony, casual reception, NO BRIDAL PARTY.  I never wanted the bachelorette party or the shower anyway, so no drawbacks, really.  Less stress, less dress money, less flower money, less coordination and logistics to worry about.  During the ceremony, the entire focus will be on me and Fiance.  The only procession down the aisle will be me with my dads (bio and step).

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

That’s what i did. 50 guests, no bridal party and outdoor. Was fab!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

We will not have any attendants. We’re expecting about 70 guests and it’s a “domestic destination” wedding. I would have considered a max of one each (MOH and best man) but I have no sisters and no friend I consider “best” above all else, and he has two brothers and his closest friend will be our officiant. So it would be awkward to designate people. We are also getting married outdoors and it will be a very simple ceremony. I’ve only been to one wedding where there were no attendants, but I don’t think it’s anything remarkable. 

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We only had a best man and Maid/Matron of Honor for our 50 person wedding. To make things simple, we got the best man’s sizes and bought his entire outfit and I gave my Maid/Matron of Honor (my sister) 4 dresses to choose from in the color I liked. It seemed weird to demand she wear THIS ONE dress when she was the only one who had to wear it. Everybody was happy and everything was easy!

My husband has a lot of close friends from college, and he wishes they could have been in the bridal party since he’s been in all of their weddings, but those weddings have been really big and I felt like any more than 1 attendant each would look silly.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I said above that I had only been to one wedding that had no attendants, but actually now that I think of it I’ve been to at least three. The one I remember stuck out a bit in my memory because it was a formal, traditional church and country club wedding. The other two were smaller and outdoors so I honestly didn’t even notice or remember the lack of attendants.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We’re only having about 45 people, we’ll be skipping attendants, I don’t the decision regret it at all

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We are having 60 people…No attendants.  We both have 4 siblings, so even just having those in our wedding would be huge numbers!

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We had a very small Destination Wedding in Jamaica and we decided to not have a bridal party as the trip itself was kind of pricey and we didnt want anyone to feel obligated!  Our day couldnt have been more perfect – absolutely no regrets!  

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I think it can be a good idea! I wanted to skip one (70 guests) but Fiance was adamant that we have one… even though he only came up with one maybe two(still waiting on miltary leave to be approved for the BM) GM’s… 

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

 We have 50 guests invited, but are expecting about 30 for our Florida Destination Wedding.  Only having a Maid/Matron of Honor and bestman.  It is soooo nice to just be able to pick out ONE dress that you and your Maid/Matron of Honor both like.  You just find the one that you both think is flattering on her and goes with what you want(color, etc) and that is it.  No hoping everyone else likes it, is it in everyone’s size, etc, etc.

 

Plus….since my sister is my Maid/Matron of Honor and only member of bridal party…I can splurge and get her a nice gift(I’m paying for her dress,  hair, makeup, shoes, jewelry, and handbag)

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