Who is in your wedding party? Your best friend? Your sister or cousin? Do you have any forced members? How about any guys? How did you decide? And how are you asking them?! There are so many new wedding trends involving wedding parties, I want to know all about yours!
We had a large wedding party: 9 bridesmaids and 10 groomsmen. None were forced, we wanted all of them. My bridesmaids consisted of my best friend for 22 years, my 4 other best friends, my husband's two sisters, his stepsister, and his stepsister in law. The groomsmen consisted of my brother, my husband's best friend, his cousin, three friends he has known his entire life, two friends from his time in USMC, and two friends from college. I texted the girls & asked privately, then send them formal proposals in the mail with jewelry boxes filled with liquor shooters, hair ties & nail polish. My husband sent proposals with personalized coke bottles & fireball bottles.
My wedding party was my sister, my best friend, and my two brothers. I didn't really do the wedding party proposal but I did get them really nice wedding party gifts that were given to them at the rehearsal.
My bridesmaids are my best friend since I was 12, my sister, two friends from college, and two friends I made through work. My FH's party consists of his sister, best friend since he was 3, three friends from college, and one friend he made through work
I gave each girl a gift that was specific to their personalities. The boxes I gave them in said which role they would be on the lid when they opened the box before they even saw their gifts because I had those wrapped. I ordered the boxes from amazon for a good price! My MOH (Ariel) is future sister in law ☺️, bridesmaid one (Lindsey) is my already sister in law, she is married to my brother, and bridesmaid two (Jade) is FH’s cousin. Choosing them wasn’t really forced because I knew I wanted each of them standing next to me 😊
My bridesmaids/bride's man were my sister, my brother's wife, my brother, my husband's sister and a mutual friend of my husband and I (she is married to one of my husband's groomsmen and I met her through my husband). My husband's groomsmen/groomswoman were my husband's male best friend for 20+ years, his younger brother, his female best friend of 10+ years, and two friends he has had since middle school. Our flower girls were my husband's two nieces, our ring bearer was his 3 year old nephew, and our usher was his 15 year old nephew (all four are siblings and his older brother's children). I was supposed to have three other bridesmaids, but all three dropped out. One I had been best friends with for 10+ years, but she dropped out because she was stressed and then we had a huge fall out because she was badmouthing us. Another I was friends with for 10+ years and she dropped out because she didn't have the money for the dress. The third bridesmaid was a coworker, but I lost my job and she dropped out because she didn't feel comfortable being in my wedding after I was fired.
BM #1 - my future sister-in-law (her husband is one of FH's groomsmen, and their 4 kids are our 2 flower girls and 2 ring bearers)
BM #2 - my cousin who is like my little sister (I'm the youngest of my siblings and she only has an older brother so we have a special almost-sister bond)
BM #3 - my MOH's cousin, also one of my very close friends for the past 4 years or so.
Pretty sure I asked all of them over text, very informal. None of us can get together to do like "proposals" although I would've loved to do that. Plus, we only had a year to plan and I wanted to get them squared away soon after getting engaged.
We only have our siblings, so I have my two brothers and she has her two brothers and two sisters. I don’t like it very much because my brothers aren’t into it at all and I’m not even sure if one of them will remember to show up, but I don’t have any friends so unfortunately they’ll have to do 🤷🏻♀️
Our flower girls are our grandmothers because we have no children in the family and they both have the fun childish personalities for it, so I think that will be fun.
My MOH is my bestfriend for 12 years. My two bridesmaids are my other bestfriends from middle & high school. Best man is FH's bestfriend from childhood. Groomsman is one of my bridesmaids husband, who we're incredibly close with and we also have a groomswoman! She's my future sister-in-law!
We each have three. My MOH is my best friend of 8 years, my two BM are a friend of 6 years and my FH SIL. His best man is his brother and his groomsmen are his childhood best friend and my brother. My son is 8 next month and he will be a ring bearer but also stand up there with his brother during the ceremony. I have full rights and custody of my son always has. His dads never been involved and my FH has been a his father figure during our relationship. He’s even said the best part of the wedding is now he can have a dad 😭😭😭
My wedding party will be my sister (matron of honor), my cousin (maid of honor), my fiancé’s sister and my oldest niece as a junior bridesmaid and my youngest niece as the flower girl! I received a cricut for Christmas this year so I’ll be making cute customized gifts for everyone!
I'm having 4! My MOH is my best friend since high school. Then I'm having my cousin, college roommate and close friend (who is a guy). It's all about the people who are closest to you and the ones that got you to where you are now!
That is cute that you are using your grandmothers!! We chose to forego flower girls and ring bearers all together. We have several friends with children and did not want to single anyone out. Plus, we did a kid free wedding.
We have 4 couples. All are family, brothers, sisters, and cousin. I would love to have my 3 best friends, but we don't have enough guys to equal out with the ladies. My best friends are going to help as attendants the day-of.
I'm keeping my bridal party relatively small. My MOH is my future SIL – I didn't like the idea of ranking my friends/publicly choosing a "best friend", plus she's great at planning! Then I have 3 bridesmaids: 2 close friends from college and a friend from grad school. That's it! My fiancé and I have a mutual friend who we're both very close with and who has been a part of our relationship since the very beginning, and he'll be officiating the wedding. It didn't feel right to have him on just one side during the wedding!