Post # 1
After much thought, my Fiance and I decided to not have a wedding party. Due to attitudes, comments (i.e. “I have to pay for my dress? Um, why?”), etc we have decided it will best if it’s just us at the front. Granted I will still have the girls around with me that morning and getting ready, but eliminating that part of tradition makes me feel better. Or does it? I was wondering, for those who didn’t have a Maid/Matron of Honor or any BMs, did you regret it? Did you end up missing those fun pictures with their girls and their bouquets? Advice or anything?
Post # 3
I’m having a wedding party, so I’m not sure how I would feel. The plus side is that you save money by not having to buy gifts for them. = ) It eliminated drama and stuff, too!
Post # 4
We are not having a wedding party, thank God!! It is hard enough for me to deal with wedding planning and the other (exepected) things going on in my life, let alone adding drama from bridesmaids… I also don’t want to put anyone out. Weddings are expensive to stand up in!
Post # 5
My wedding is next weekend, but we have a limited wedding party. Just my two sisters on my side, his two best friends on his side. Then one of his friends who’s like a sister to him guilted us into having her as a best woman. I’ve felt so bad since then that I didn’t add on of my good friends. She’s been such a big help. So if you aren’t going to have one, stick with it, don’t feel guilted by anyone into adding them.
Post # 6
I’ll still be buying the girls gifts becuase they are doing other things for the day–saying a reading of a nice poem, etc.
I just hope I don’t regret not having the official pics with the girls. I guess I can still have fun photos with them, just unofficial?! HAHA