When it comes to picking out your wedding party, there aren’t any set of rules. There are obviously some factors to consider, things like not having around 800 people in your wedding party, but overall, we think you can have as many or as few members. However, here is our take on things:
There Is No Set Amount
Don’t listen to people when they tell you to stick to a number between 5 and 10. Although tradition states that the number of bridesmaids depends on the size of your wedding, but that’s all just talk. So, don’t sweat over the number. Feel free to pick people who you know will always stick by your side, no matter what. If the number of such people is over 10 (lucky you!), then ask them all.
You Don’t Need To Match the Number With Your Partner
Some couples might choose to match the number of bridesmaids with that of the groomsmen, but that certainly isn’t necessary. If your spouse has 8 really good friends and you want just 3 close friends to your bridesmaid, that’s all good. There is absolutely no need to pick people you don’t want to be standing by your side just for the sake of matching a number. Trust us, it’s not worth it. Being a bridesmaid is an honor, so don’t just give it anyone.
Pick People who Mean the Most To You
When you’re trying to narrow down the number of bridesmaids, a good thing to think about is the people who have meant the most to you throughout your life. Who has been there for you in evert stage of life? Who got conveniently busy when you needed them the most? Who were those friends you wanted to talk about as soon as you met your spouse? As you’re trying to choose which friends and family members to pick as bridesmaids, these are a couple of things to consider.
It’s OK to Have None
Yep, you heard that right! Modern weddings are all about bending the rules and doing things differently, so if you feel that you don’t need any bridesmaids, then just don’t have any. There is no reason to follow tradition just because you feel forced. This might hurt some people’s feelings, but they’ll get over it. Your wedding day should be all about what you want and that’s exactly what should be done.
Just Because Someone Picked You as a Bridesmaid, Doesn’t Mean You Have to do The Same
If you’re picking bridesmaids based on the fact who chose you in the past, things might get a bid complicated and weird. There is no pressure on you to grace someone with that honor just because they did the same to you. If you’re close with them, do it. If you guys have grown distant, it’s ok to not ask them.
At the end of the day, it’s your wedding and you should do what you want! Whether you decide to have 20 or 2, no one’s going to judge you.
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