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We are keeping it all in the family. His sisters stand with me, my brother and his father stand with him. That's it! Nice and cozy.

 

Oh, and my super cute nephew will carry a "here comes the bride" banner!

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We are keeping it all in the family. His sisters stand with me, my brother and his father stand with him. That's it! Nice and cozy.

 

Oh, and my super cute nephew will carry a "here comes the bride" banner!

 

Cute and practical. At the end of the day it is ALL about the bride and groom so however they chose to celebrate their special day others should respect it.

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We fully intended on having a wedding party ... even planned a fake wedding license (legally getting married at home) so guests wouldn't know we weren't actually getting married infront of them (to me the vows make you married, the license gives you the tax benefit). But months after booking the hotel and having guests book, and waiting for my MOH to get a dress to pick my wedding colours - both our BM and MOH (only wedding party) backed out. fast foward to today, and we are a couple months out from the wedding, they are still making noises about coming, and we are scrapping the party in our minds, and deciding when we land in mexico. It saddens me since they were our only friends coming to the wedding, but i'm not marrying them, so as long as my Fiance shows up - i'm happy. Glad to hear i'm not the only one too! It broke my heart when my MOH backed out after so much time had passed. 

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I'm so glad to have found this post. We were just planning on a super small party of my sis and his son. But now my sis is pregnant which is awesome, but also means she can't fly so won't be at our wedding after all. So we will feature his son as ring bearer or something and that's it. Honestly, I originally was thinking to not have anyone standing up with us. I just think it seems more romantic!

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BurnsBride- 

That is exactly what I'm planning on doing...except my two brothers with me..and his two sisters and one brother with him. I'm debating on my sister-in-law as well with me. I am not going to stress about trying to pick bridesmaids and then expect them all to come and pay! 

 

Let me know if you have ran into any issues planning this way!! 

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We just got engaged about 3 weeks ago and decided not to have a bridal party either. I have been getting a lot of backlash regarding this and I am standing firm.

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We just got engaged about 3 weeks ago and decided not to have a bridal party either. I have been getting a lot of backlash regarding this and I am standing firm.

 

Really? I would think people would be relieved. I didn't want anyone feeling pressured to attend my wedding or feel like it was too much to attend as well as be a part of it. I got lucky, none of my friends or my FI's friends have complained. Good luck with everything.

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We just got engaged about 3 weeks ago and decided not to have a bridal party either. I have been getting a lot of backlash regarding this and I am standing firm.

 



Really? I would think people would be relieved. I didn't want anyone feeling pressured to attend my wedding or feel like it was too much to attend as well as be a part of it. I got lucky, none of my friends or my FI's friends have complained. Good luck with everything.

 

I know!!!  It's so strange.... you would think that all of our friends would be happy that they didn't have the added expense. Which is one of the reasons we decided not to have a bridal party.  

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I know!!!  It's so strange.... you would think that all of our friends would be happy that they didn't have the added expense. Which is one of the reasons we decided not to have a bridal party.  
it just goes to show there is no pleasing people. The same people complaining now are the same ones who would be complaining about the extra cost if you would've decided to have a bridal party. Just remember it Your day. Real friends will respect, understand and accept that.

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I know!!!  It's so strange.... you would think that all of our friends would be happy that they didn't have the added expense. Which is one of the reasons we decided not to have a bridal party.

The reasoning "that you just couldn't choose because everyone is equally important" went overall really well with my crow. It is the truth which helps, but it also makes people feel important and acknowleges that if you did have to chose a bridal party they would be included

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