To Have or Not to Have a Bridal Party
Posted 09 May 2008 - 12:24 PM
Sadly though, when I relflect on the people in my life, no one comes to mind as my MOH. I have friends, but not one of those best friends, ya know?
I also have been in quite a few weddings, and seen many friendships end. I know sometimes its unavoidable, but I just want everyone to be relaxed, and not get to a point like that.
Anyhoo, from what I read on previous posts, I saw that some people wait to see whos booked and than decide from those people if they want a bridal party. That sounds like a good idea in my situation. No pressure that way.
Although we may just have our parents there as the only guests, so I may be worrying to much about something might not be happening. LOL
But wondered if you would share some of your experiences with me.
Posted 09 May 2008 - 12:31 PM
Personally, I didn't have much issues with my bridal party- besides a bit of complaining about attire but that was it. It was worth it in the end for me to have my best friends stand next to me. But if you don't have anyone that you can truly see as being part of your bridal party, I would skip it. It's not worth all the stress just to have some people stand next to you just to follow tradition. Many DW have no bridal parties.
Posted 09 May 2008 - 12:39 PM
Our wedding is going to be pretty informal and I figured since I was going with a DW anyway, why not go against tradition and just do it however I want.
I don't think I really answered your question, but there's my 2 cents.
Posted 09 May 2008 - 12:40 PM
To make a long story short, she did not walk down the aisle with me, she didn't stand beside me, but she did sign the register. There was only a total of 10 people down there so why go through the fuss? It worked out just fine for us.
Posted 09 May 2008 - 01:13 PM
I really couldn't be happier with our decision for no bridal party. It has elimintaed a huge sorce of stress for most brides. Even if things go smoothly, there is a lot of work involved.
with less than 2 months to go, I can say it's been pretty close to stress free planning this wedding.
Posted 09 May 2008 - 01:19 PM
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Posted 09 May 2008 - 02:29 PM
We have a bridal party... but it seems to be changing monthly. I sometimes wish we would have skipped it, or just kept it to our siblings who we know are coming (my 2 sisters, my brother and his brother). It's the additional friends that have been problematic with the whole dropping (or potentially) dropping out of the party due to cost.
If possible, I would agree that waiting until they book would be a great idea. That is one thing I wished we would have done.... we didn't ask until people verbally told us they would be coming. But now that its closer to having to actually put money down, friends are having second thoughts.
Looking back though, even with all the hassles and switching around I am happy we are having one. I guess, I personally always have imagined having one and think it will complete the day. We love everyone in our party and are excited to have them share in our day. It's defintely more work and stress, but for us I think its worth it. We'll see what I'm saying next January though ; )
Posted 09 May 2008 - 02:39 PM
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