Post # 1
I was originally just going to have my guy and girl best friend be my bridal party as my Maid/Matron of Honor ( Man and maid of honor) and my Fiance was going to have his girl cousin and his uncle as his best lady and best man. But I’m having family drama. I’m not getting along with my mom or my brother right now. Never had the best relationship and ever since I got engaged, not one of them have acknowledged my engagement, not even a simple crongrats. To be honest, I don’t want to include them, but I have to *sigh*
I know when the planning becomes more serious, my mom is going to cause drama because I’m not including my brothers in the wedding. I really don’t want bridesmaids or groomsmens. And its a family only wedding, with the exception of 3 friends. So to avoid the drama I’m thinking of just dropping my best friends of being my Maid/Matron of Honor. Just wondering how you felt and how your wedding experience was without a bridal party? And why didn’t you have a bridal party?
Post # 3
I am having bridesmaids, but he isn’t having any groomsmen. Something that was really important to Fiance was that we were alone (besides our officiant) at the altar. He wanted it to be more intimate. So I’m just having my girls walk down the aisle and then sit in one of their reserved chairs.
Honestly, him not having groomsmen hasn’t changed anything. For a while I wasn’t going to have any bridesmaids. Some people think it’s a little bit weird, but screw em! It’s your wedding! If you don’t want to have a bridal party, then don’t have one. It’ll be cheaper and WAY less dramatic!
Post # 4
My brother-in-law didn’t have a bridal party. It was simple and lovely. Two guests (I think the two fathers) signed the marriage certificate as witnesses.
Post # 5
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
Zero bridal party for my first wedding and 99 % happy with my choice. My only regret was not having at least one friend with me while I got ready.
Post # 6
We didn’t have a bridal party for our January wedding in FI’s country. We’re getting married again (for legal and spiritual reasons) in my country… no real bridal party for that, either. I couldn’t be bothered with the drama and formality of it all.
Post # 7
I’m already stressing what the guys are going to wear. lol. My Fiance said whatever I want him to wear he’s fine with it. So maybe I should just worry about his attire. haha I’ll still have my friends with me when I’m getting ready, but maybe just have my Fiance, the officiant (his uncle) and I on the alter. So some reason I feel better now. lol
Post # 8
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
My sister got married last summer without a wedding party, and it was lovely and intimate. Family and good friends pitched in to do the work that was needed anyway, and we got ready with her to keep that fun included. Less hassle if your BMs bring drama!