Dec 22 , 2019
They have been with you through thick and thin, and in the run up to your wedding, and of course on your big day, they will be your biggest support group. Choosing the bridesmaids is one of the first things the bride to be is going to do, and with our helpful tips, you can be sure that you’ll be selecting your very own top squad.
- Give it some seriously careful thought
You probably already have a few people you’d like to bestow the honour of being your bridesmaid on, but you need to keep in mind that once the decision is made it would be quite uncomfortable to change it. Instead of rushing into your decision, give yourself at least a month to think over everything and then make your choice. It also helps to consider your relationship with those who might become part of your bridal A team. If you feel that the relationship with them is going to fizzle out in a few years, you might not want to have them in your wedding party, and as a result, all of your pictures.
- Include family
Brothers, sisters and cousins are your first friends, and if you are still on good terms with them, it’s a good idea to include them in your wedding party. There is a great chance that you will only grow closer throughout the years. There is also the added benefit of knowing that they won’t let you down.
- Think about the size of your wedding
If your wedding is not going to be an over the top kind of affair, and you are going to only have say 50 guests, then you might not want to have a wedding party of 20 people. A general rule is that 5 bridesmaids is more than enough, but depending on the size of your wedding it could be a few more or a few less than 5. Should you have many people you’d like to include in your bridesmaid troupe, rather give them other equally important roles.
- Don’t ask them because they’ve asked you in the past
This is not the time to return the favour. Your wedding and the choices you make regarding your bridal party are completely your decision, and you shouldn’t feel guilt tripped into including people you wouldn’t otherwise have. Should they want to ask you why they haven’t been included, be honest with them. Making the choice is a tough one, and sadly, you can’t always include everyone.
- Forget the “rules”
Because there are none. As the bride it is okay to have men in your wedding party, just as it is okay to have women stand with the groom. The most important thing is that you include your favourite people and make the most out of your wedding.
Photograph Credit: Maytree Photography