Do you think it would be weird not having bridemades?? I'm not from USA and practically nobody in my family can come to our wedding. I do have some girl friends here, and they'll come, i guess i can ask them... But I don't wanna have an "I choose you because you are my only option" feeling between us
Honestly its what you feel. I’m also dealing with the same thing with my fiancé. I wasn’t going to have bridesmaids for my wedding bc my fiancé only has 2 best friends and I have about 7 girlfriends but just thinking about it im just picking 4 close friends. Congratulations 🎉
I just wanted to tell you that I am in exactly the same situation. I am not from the US and it looks like nobody from my family or close friends will be able to come. So, I decided early on that I won't be having bridesmaids (we also don't really have that tradition where Iam from) and my FH is totally okay with no groomsmen either. I wanted to have flowergirls and already asked the family but that was before I realized how fancy they seem to be here. I'll walk down the aisle by myself.
But I have two girl friends here who I will ask to take on bridesmaids tasks (holding my flowers, looking out for my train, being with me while I am getting ready). That was important to me and these two totally understand my situation and are okay with not being bridesmaids and are happy to help out. But we are also not that close that they would have expected to be bridesmaids. They are just happy to help and be there for me.
Hope your planning goes well. When is your big day? Let me know if you want to connect, I feel pretty lonely at times navigating all the cultural differences and planning a wedding without family and close friends here.
It doesn't have to feel like they are your only option, you can make it special.
I am having 5 bridesmaids and yes I'm close to all the ladies and that's why I picked them but also I don't really have many friends besides the 5 of them. And what I did when I asked them was make a little spa basket for them and gave it to them when I asked them to be in the wedding. They all felt very special and some cried when I asked. But it's what you feel, it's your wedding. It's not weird to not have a bridal party at all. If you feel it might look a little weird you can make your ceremony look like this. I absolutely love this set up, it's so unique
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Thanks, I appreciate your opinion. We are gonna have ceremony and party, near to 60-70 guests. I'm gonna have made of honor and flower girls, just don't feel like I want to have bridesmaids
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Hello!!! Where are you from? Is great to talk with antoher foreing bride 😁 sounds good to have some of my friends taking bridesmaids tasks, thank you for the idea! We just rescheduled our big day to jun 5th, in Memphis Tn. When is yours? Where? Nice to meet you
It’s YOUR wedding!! Whatever you think works best for you and your FH, sounds great!! It’s the one day where you get to do what’s best for YOU (within reason of course 😂) and if you want to have just the two of you guys up there I think that’s rather romantic!! Plus all of your girlfriends will get to enjoy the whole season of your engagement, rather than be planning the parties! Do you girl I think it sound great!!