Past & Present Brides: No Bridal Party
Posted 17 March 2008 - 10:25 PM
One thing I'm not sure about is the rings? Who would carry the rings, I won't have any pockets, obviously, lol. Any suggestions from past brides that did not have a maid of honor? Also who would sign the certificate??
Posted 17 March 2008 - 10:29 PM
It's amazing how much simpler things become without a bridal party.
Los Cabos 11/17/07
Posted 17 March 2008 - 10:29 PM
We are only having my sis and his bro - I think for us that works bc we each only having one sibling and frankly we didn't want to make things difficult!
Posted 17 March 2008 - 10:30 PM
Posted 17 March 2008 - 10:40 PM
I have too many girls I couldn't narrow it down to less than 8 or 9.
I don't have a sister to be able to keep it easy like that. There is no way I could pick just one. I don't have someone who would clearly be that one.
Mike would only have 3-4 guys. I'm fine with mismatched, but I don't want a huge imbalance. We are different about friendships. I keep in touch & continue friendships with all the girls who I've been very close to. He just gets close to a few guys. I say it's because I talk so much I need a lot of friends to spread it out.
We decided it would just be so much easier to not have a bridal party. I'm happy we did this. Some girls who would definitly be my BMs can't make it. Same for 2 of his good friends. We had talked about just waiting to see who books and making them bridal party. But, we finally decided to just make the whole group our wedding party. There should just be about 30 of us.
I'm having honorary BMs. I'm making them a silly photoalbum & giving them a nice thank you. Just a way to recognize my friends without the BM stuff.
Posted 17 March 2008 - 10:41 PM
| Originally Posted by timelsel |
My daughter is not having a bridal party either. They are actually doing the legal ceremony in the states the day before they leave, so the ceremony in Mexico will be symbolic. The officiant could hold the rings for you, or you could have someone put them on the table at the front in a basket right before the ceremony.
Posted 18 March 2008 - 12:14 AM
BUT --- one thing that I didn't think about - if you want your girlfriends to be in the room with you as you're getting ready - be sure to ASK them! Our wedding was in the afternoon so a lot of guests were out and about doing different things and they began seating 20 minutes before the ceremony. Needless to say, I had a few pictures with my mom & dad and my daughter as I was getting ready - and a couple with my best friend who came up to check on me ...
For me that is what I preferred, I really just wanted things to be quiet and calm --- but it was not like other weddings where I've been a bridesmaid and spent the entire morning / afternoon with the bride. Phil hung out in the big suite with a bunch of people before the ceremony ... but I think that people generally leave the bride alone unless asked ...
Anyways - you might have already planned for this - but it never occurred to me!
Posted 18 March 2008 - 12:19 AM
We did however have two close friends each do a reading.
Posted 18 March 2008 - 02:05 AM
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