Tiffany
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Has anyone got married without a bridal party, or a small one (3-4)?

Tiffany, on September 8, 2019 at 2:35 PM Posted in Planning 0 29
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Hi everyone,
So I am on my path to planning for my wedding. As researching, I saw a lot of wedding photos with real nice, bud bridal party (at least 6 bridesmaids). However, I have been in the States around 6 years only from my country, and I am not a friend-type of person, so I don’t have all the many friends to be my bridesmaid.
I do have one close friend living in CA and maybe ask my sister-in-law and probably my cousin and a coworker.
What do you guys have to say about this? Please share your experience and thoughts with me .

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  • Yam
    VIP September 2019
    Yam ·
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    No bridal party for me! Most of my friends live in my homestate and I didn’t want to fill slots just to say I had bridesmaids. It should be the people you love the most.
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  • Heather
    Expert October 2019
    Heather ·
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    I’m having a small bridal party. My 2 sisters will be my bridesmaids and my niece will be a junior bridesmaid.
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  • Eri
    Super October 2020
    Eri ·
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    Many people don't even have a bridal party, or have 1 or 2 people stand up with them, which is perfectly fine!

    I'm personally going to have 4 girls (2 family, 2 friends), and always planned on having a relatively small group.

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  • Mary
    Expert July 2019
    Mary ·
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    I only had two bridesmaids! People suggested I ask people I wasn't very close with (coworkers, future sister-in-law, etc) but I felt that defeated the purpose of having my nearest and dearest standing next to me on my wedding day. No regrets! 💕
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  • Fenja
    VIP August 2021
    Fenja ·
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    I'm not having a bridal party! I'm just going to have some of my friends in my room to get ready together!
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  • Tina
    Dedicated June 2020
    Tina ·
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    We are having a best man and a matron of honor. That’s it.
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  • Tiffany
    Beginner November 2020
    Tiffany ·
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    Thanks everyone for sharing your experience.
    This has been bugging me for a few days now.
    You guys response has eased my mind a little more and I know now that it’s whatever works for me on my big daySmiley smile
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  • Cyndy
    Rockstar May 2019
    Cyndy ·
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    We only had a MOH and BM and a small guest list and it was amazing. Don’t worry about the number of people.
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  • F
    Dedicated November 2019
    Fia ·
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    I'm only having 3. Whatever works for you is what matters.
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  • M
    VIP September 2019
    Mrs. Bubba ·
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    I have 4 now.

    MoH: 2
    BM: 2

    I originally started planning for 6.

    Well one died and l I’m no longer associated with a few. There's only 1 left from the original 6. People grow apart or move away.

    I’ve also had to swap out 2 people from the latest group.

    Only ask those that actually understand what it means to be married, and comprehend the commitment to and value of it.

    These people should be able to encourage you to work things out when the going gets tough.
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  • C
    Master January 2019
    Cassidy ·
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    We had 2 on each side. It was prefect!
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  • Mrsbdg
    Champion August 2017
    Mrsbdg ·
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    I had a small bridal party and it worked well. I do think it should be people you truly want to remember your day with. One of my bridesmaids was my cousin’s wife and she really made the whole process about her and I regret it so much.
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  • earias
    Champion December 2017
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    There really is no norm with how many people you have in your bridal party or if you have one at all. For my first wedding we both just had one person on each of our sides. For this wedding, I had my 3 dearest friends as bridesmaids and he had his brother as his groomsman. Whatever you decide, only choose people who are your dearest loved ones.

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  • Izzykern
    Super April 2021
    Izzykern ·
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    We decided not to have a bridal party and let everyone wear what they want and make it easy. That way it is more focused on the couple and our upcoming marriage instead of a “production” and I want to be as inclusive as possible!
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  • Laura
    Devoted July 2020
    Laura ·
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    My best friend is going to be my Matron of Honor and his brother will be the Best Man. Our wedding will be small, so it wouldnt make sense to have a big bridal party.
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  • Tiffany
    Beginner November 2020
    Tiffany ·
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    Thanks Izzy for sharing with me.Smiley smile
    The thought of me not having as big of a bridal party intimidates me.Smiley smile)) but you are right, I will just ask who I am closest with and that’s it. It should be about US.Smiley smile
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  • Tiffany
    Beginner November 2020
    Tiffany ·
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    Aww. I love the color.
    It is true what you say. It should be what I decide to do and who I decide to have .Smiley smile
    Congratulations on your wedding
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  • Izzykern
    Super April 2021
    Izzykern ·
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    No problem! I think you should do what you will be most comfortable with (: I mainly did it to cut costs and my FH didn’t want to pick between his friends/brothers
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  • Fany
    Devoted October 2021
    Fany ·
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    I’m not having a bridal party at all! Less stress and less drama.
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  • Veronica
    Expert June 2021
    Veronica ·
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    My bridal party are my three best girl friends and I’m very happy with my choice
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