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#1 JennandMike08

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    Posted 04 March 2009 - 07:25 PM

    Do most people who do DW not have wedding parties? I planned to have a small wedding party of three bridesmaids and one of them has stated that she wasn't interested because of the expense. Did any of you decide not to have a wedding party and what were your reasons for having one or not.

    #2 Soon To Be Mrs. Gomez

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      Posted 04 March 2009 - 07:45 PM

      I did not want to hassle with a large bridal party because it can get stressful, but lucky for me, I only have one sister , two nieces and on nephew so that's my bridal party.

      #3 JUSTUSTWO

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        Posted 04 March 2009 - 07:55 PM

        I agree with Michelle in that I didn't want to deal with any stress so I just had my BFF as my MOH, her daughter was my FG & my DH had a BM. That was it.
        When I asked some other GF's to be my BM's, it seemed like it was going to be very difficult for all of them to work together since everyone has such different personalities & tastes.

        In the end, I don't regret not having more of a wedding party & it worked out fine.

        #4 tylersgirl

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          Posted 04 March 2009 - 08:23 PM

          I didn't want a large bridal party because we are having around 40 guests in Mexico and I thought it wouldn't look right having 12 people in the bridal party. If we were having a huge wedding at home, I could totally understand it....That was just my opinion. I am just having my sis as my MOH and my FI is having his brother as his BM. There are a ton of girls on BDW who have a lot of ppl in their bridal party and they loved it. It is your choice! =)

          #5 JCruz

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            Posted 05 March 2009 - 02:22 PM

            I would agree - if your group isn't large to begin with it would look strange to have 12 people in your wedding party. I don't think it strange to have just a best man/maid of honour or none at all.

            I'm actually having trouble cutting my orignial list of bridesmaids, just because i think i have way too many for the size of my wedding.

            #6 *Heather*

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              Posted 05 March 2009 - 02:24 PM

              We're each having 3, so 6 total in our wedding party. We are having about 65 people at our wedding so I think it's OK. But a lot of people choose to have no wedding party - I think either is fine! Whatever feels right to you!

              #7 ~Debra~

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                Posted 05 March 2009 - 02:32 PM

                We are each having 3 also and the total number of guests is around 35 including our wedding party. To each its own. It all depends on what you want. I don't think either will look bad.

                #8 fudgie

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                  Posted 05 March 2009 - 02:44 PM

                  We aren't having a wedding party. There are 17 guest in total, I have 2 sisters so that would total 4 out of 17 standing (plus FH would have to figure out who he would want to stand) so we decided to not have any. We wanted to keep things as simple as possible. I think you can do whatever it is you want, it is your wedding and what is important is doing what makes you and FH feel comfortable and special :)
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                  #9 brightesthour

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                    Posted 05 March 2009 - 02:58 PM

                    Hi! I was having the same dilemma. Luckily, I have one sister and she will be my MOH. My future husband has 2 brothers and they will be the BM(s). We are getting married in Maui and are expecting at least 75 people, but we did not want to deal with a big entourage. I have some really supportive friends whom I am planning on incorporating into the ceremony, such as presenting the symbolic gifts or doing a reading. Make your own rules and do what feels right for you.

                    #10 ~*Kathy*~

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                      Posted 05 March 2009 - 03:18 PM

                      Hi there,

                      Like fudgie said, we had a group of 18 going (including us, so 16 guests) and we felt that it would be nicer for everyone to sit back and enjoy the ceremony rather than having them participate so we had no wedding party and have no regrets about it! Good luck!




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