For most couples, wedding planning is a very happy time in life! Unfortunately, it can also be very emotional and stressful. After all, there are so many different opinions and feelings to consider. One of the biggest wedding-related decisions you will have to make is choosing your bridal party. Although the idea of all of your favorite people together is exciting, choosing your bridesmaids and groomsmen can sometimes get a little political. In today’s blog post, we hope to make choosing your bridal party members a little easier!
Start With Siblings
When it comes to picking your bridal party, it’s safe to start with your siblings. In most cases, you’ll want to share this experience with your brothers and sisters. Siblings are permanent figures in your life that you will continue to share experiences with. Not to mention, the photos will be hanging on your wall for years to come! Often friends come and go, but your siblings will be with you for a lifetime!
It’s also a great gesture to consider your spouse’s siblings as well. Not only is it a great bonding opportunity, but they will likely appreciate the thoughtfulness. What better way to welcome them as a part of your family!
Think Twice Before You Ask
When it comes to your bridal party, you should be REALLY sure before you mention any details! When you first get engaged, you’re likely excited to share the news with all of your closest friends. Don’t feel like you have to ask everyone in your tribe right away. Be sure to consult your spouse-to-be before asking someone to be in your bridal party!
Importantly, make sure you think everyone in the bridal party is reliable! There will be moments along the way where you’ll need to know you can count on them. From bachelorette parties to showers and more, your bridesmaids and groomsmen are signing up for a lot more than just the day of your wedding!
No Gender Or Age Rules
Are you a bride, who has a guy bestie? Do you love your grandma more than anyone else in the world? When it comes to the bridal party, there’s no such thing as gender or age rules! Choose people who make you the happiest and don’t worry about traditional norms.
Sides Don’t Have To Be Even
You don’t have to ask someone to be in your wedding just to have an even number of bridesmaids and groomsmen. If you want twelve bridesmaids and your beloved wants two groomsmen, go for it! It’s your day.
Be Mindful Of Budget
Although being in someone’s wedding can be an honor, it’s no cheap investment! Between the outfit, shoes, accessories, hair, makeup, parties and showers, being in a bridal party can be expensive! If you know your friend is in a tough spot financially, ask them if they would like to participate before making them feel obligated. Even if they can’t afford to be in the bridal party, they will still be honored that you considered them!
There Are Other Roles
Weddings can stir up a lot of emotions. The last thing you want to do is hurt someone’s feelings by not asking them to be a part of your special day. If there’s anyone you’re worried might be offended, ask them to play another role in the celebration! They can read a verse during the ceremony, handout programs or serve as an usher! There are plenty of ways to get people involved so that they feel loved and appreciated on your big day.
Be Mindful Of Your Photos
Bridal parties of twenty are going to be harder to photograph than a group of eight. Think about it logistically from your photographer’s point of view! Not only will they have to pose and coordinate everyone, they also have to fit them in the frame!
Kiddos Are Not Required
Don’t feel like you need to have a flower girl or ring bearer. Often times, the kids don’t like the attention anyway! On the other hand, you can have as many tiny-humans in your bridal party as you’d like! Just be sure to have snacks on hand throughout the day, or you could be faced with some grumpy-faces in your photos.
You Don’t Have To Ask Back
Were you in someone’s wedding five years ago? It can be awkward if you don’t want to ask that person to be in your own wedding. The truth is that we all go through seasons of life. Often times relationships change and that’s perfectly okay! You don’t have to ask someone to be in your bridal party just because you were in theirs!
Conclusion: There’s No Bridal Party Police
There’s no right or wrong when it comes to picking your bridesmaids and groomsmen. Remember, the most important thing is that you have an amazing celebration with those you love most. The people in your bridal party will set the mood for the entire day. You want people who will hype you up and make you feel loved!
Engaged And Looking For The Perfect Venue?
If you’re about to say “I Do” and are looking for the perfect wedding venue, Madera Estates would love to be considered! We are a high-end wedding venue located in Conroe, Texas. We serve couples all over The Woodlands, College Station, Houston, and the surrounding areas!
Working with our team is super easy! Start by booking a FREE champagne tour of our facility! Once you fall in love with Madera Estates, our team will help you pick the perfect date! From there, we’ll make sure everything is taken care of so that you don’t have to worry about a thing on your big day.
Madera Estates offers venue only rental rates as well as all-inclusive services! If you’re looking to make the wedding planning process as simple as possible, we can help you plan the whole event from start to finish. We offer optional services such as coordinating, catering, bartending and more! We even have a collection of event rentals and a photo booth. Our venue only rental rate starts at just $4,900 depending on the date you choose. We’re all about making dreams come true, and we’d love to talk with you about how we can stretch your budget!
Feel free to give us a call if you have any questions at (936) 441-9337. We are located at 3201 N Frazier St, Conroe, TX 77303. We look forward to talking to you about your dream wedding!