While the two of you are the most important people on your wedding day, the day is made extra special when you get to celebrate with your closest friends and family by your side. Here are a few suggestions to make sure your bridal party is one for the ages and to help you decide who’s in and who’s not.
- Put yourself first
Follow your gut! Everybody has an opinion on wedding planning but in this instance, definitely put yourself first. It’s okay to choose one friend over another- they will understand. Also, you can always include them in other wedding festivities like the bachelor/bachelorette party, bridal shower or they can do a reading at the ceremony.
2. Don’t feel obligated to ask a friend just because you were in their wedding
This is a tricky one! Most people want to do right by their friends and it can be hard to not feel obligated. Take a step back and evaluate your friendship, this really helps!
- Blood is thicker than water- Family!
The coveted phrase definitely holds true for most situations- don’t forget the ones who will be standing next to your side and supporting you (whether they want to or not) for the rest of your life.
- Think about 10 years down the line
Will they still be around 10 years down the line? Will you be rocking up at events together in your wheelchairs at 80? Your bridal party will most likely be godparents to your children, your go to’s for advice and your lifetime family. Remember, its quality over quantity!
- Consider the size of your wedding
If you’re having a small intimate wedding, having a large bridal party may not make the most sense. Try and balance how many people are standing with you and how many people attend your wedding.
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