The bridesmaids are essential aspect of the wedding party. Just like the groomsmen, they are members of the bride’s party appointed to assist the bride and make her day a worthwhile one.
The bridesmaids usually include close family and friends that the bride trust and believe in terms of personality and reliability.
The following tips will guide you on choosing your bridesmaids.
- Consider Your Family Members
Its more ideal to choose your closest family member as part of your wedding party. Choosing your family members above others prevent family conflicts and more so, blood ties cannot be compared to that of friendship.
- You Don’t Have to Choose a Woman
Who says that your bridesmaid have to be a woman? If you have a really close male friend, you can include him as part of your bridesmaids. He will just be called an attendant or a bridesman.
- It is Your Choice!
When choosing your bridesmaids, keep in mind that it is your choice and not anyone’s. You have the right to choose the women of your day.
You should sit your family down and explain your expectations to them.
You should also consider your partner’s choice because you both own the wedding. If he’s interested in adding his sister, then you should include her as part of your bridesmaids.
- You Don’t Have to Reciprocate
The fact that your close friend asked you to be her bridesmaid doesn’t mean that you have to do the same for your wedding.
There’s no law of reciprocation. You don’t have to ask those that you’re not close to because they included you in their wedding.
- Go For Few Numbers
Choosing more bridesmaids translates to getting more opinions on the dress, shower date and other decisions pertaining to the bridal party. This can create complexity as more opinions can lead to disagreement and conflict since people have different views.
If you also have a limited budget, then going for more numbers means that you’ll have to spend more on the bouquets.
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