Your wedding party are those that will assist you in making your big day come out as a success. They are those that will be with you as you walk down the aisle and say your vows.
This is why it is very important to choose the right people as part of your wedding party.
The following are the do’s and don’ts of choosing your wedding party.
- Do Consider Yourself
Your wedding party will be the most important team on your wedding. They will be there to support you and ensure that your big day comes out as a success.
People have different opinion on who to choose but consider yourself when choosing your wedding party. Choose those that you feel will work best to gain your satisfaction.
Choosing a person over another doesn’t mean that they are less important to you. You can however include them in some of your bridal festivities such as the bachelorette party.
- Don’t Ask People Because They Asked You
It’s a great honor to be asked as a bridesmaids in a friend’s wedding but just because they’ve asked you at their wedding doesn’t mean you automatically have to ask them.
Things will never be same always. You and your close friend may not be very close as before again and you may want fewer maids as part of your bridal party.
The thing is, being part of the wedding party is not the only way a friend can be involved in your special day. There are other duties such as ushering.
- Do Avoid Negativity
Choose those friends you know that avoid the negative comments. Several things will arise before, during and after your wedding and the last thing you’ll want to hear is negative statements.
Choose those with a positive outlook and who those avoid complaining over minor issues.
- Don’t Make a Decision Without Seeking Your Future Partner
You’re going to spend your future with him and so you have to include him when making decisions.
- Do Include Family
Your family members cannot be compared with your friends. That’s with the saying ‘blood is thicker than water’.
When choosing your wedding party, consider those the family members that you’re close to; such as your sister or first cousin.
- Don’t Expect a ‘Yes’ From Everyone
Being a bridesmaid or a groomsman comes with a lot of time, effort and money. Not everyone you choose may have the resources.
This means that you shouldn’t expect everyone to accept the request as part of your bridal party.
Victoria is a seasoned journalist and blogger. Her articles and stories have appeared in New York Times, Huffington Post and Slate. When she’s not about town checking out weddings, she enjoys her life as a happy wife and mother.
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