Post # 1
I have two sisters. One older (30) and one younger (17). I will be having my older sister as my maid of honor and I hope to have 3 of my longest friends as my bridesmaids (friends I have had since I was 5). I haven’t asked anyone yet as another part of me feels terrible for possibly not having my little sister. I know we could just have 5 bridemaids – but then, I feel that is too many?
I never really wanted a massive bridal party…
Post # 3
gotta include your little sister…I feel it’s the right thing to do. 5 is not massive
Post # 4
Five is about the right amount. If you include one sister and not the other, I am afraid you will end up having family drama for a LONG time.
Post # 5
@island_bee: I would include her!
Post # 6
Thanks… I feel it is the right thing to do also…
I really didn’t want more than 4 though… I prefer to be able to buy/pay for my bridesmaid (where possible) and I worry the more I have the less I can do and I worry then they may become upset with costs involved (I have been in this position before)…
I did consider just having my two sisters to keep it simple and not offend any friends but then I feel 3 of my friends are like sisters i have been friends with one for 23 years, one for 16 years and the other 10 years…
Post # 7
As the yougest of 3 girls, I would have been extremely sad to not be part of my sister’s wedding. We actually decided to all have each other as maid of honors because we didn’t want anyone to have to choose! But this is our relationship together, and yours might be quite different.
Regardless, I think it would be in poor taste to not include her…many people will probably wonder why she isn’t in the bridal party! Five is not too many.
Post # 8
- Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World
I think if you are very close to the other 3 girls, they will know and understand that paying for all of their wedding day attire is a financial burden. If you go with just your sisters, they shouldn’t have a problem. If you go with all 5 and still want to pay, maybe you can pay for their dresses and let them take care of the rest (or some other variation).
Post # 9
Just having the above feedback has helped me be more comfortable with my decision… I will have both sisters in my bridal party… As for which friends or how many this is my next decision…
Post # 10
When in doubt, pick the friends on the basis of how long you’ve known them. Then your decision is easy to justify.
Post # 11
That’s pretty harsh to leave out only one of your sisters.
Post # 12
Do you think having just my two sisters and then my fiance having 4 friends will look silly?
Post # 13
5 is not too many. plus your younger sister could actually be a junior bridesmaid as she is still a teenager