Tips for Choosing Your Bridal Party
Since I’m not originally from Cincinnati and my home is in Washington I knew that not many of my friends and family would want to make the trek out to Ohio for my wedding. Choosing my bridesmaids was easy for me. They were both my best friends in college. My fiancé always thought that the number of bridesmaids and groomsman had to match but I’m not too worried about following tradition. Although he will have more people in his party than I will, I don’t think it will be or look strange at all. I mean who doesn’t love an unconventional wedding?
If you’re stuck on how to choose your bridal party, here’s my advice: think about what purpose the bridal party will serve in your wedding. Once you figure that out, it will become much easier to decide whom to ask.
When thinking about your bridesmaids follow some of these helpful tips:
Bridesmaid as BFFs: Your bridesmaid doesn’t have to be your best friend since forever and don’t feel pressure to ask your lifelong friend if you don’t see them as a good fit. Knowing someone the longest or even being family is not a guaranteed admission to the bridal party.
Bridesmaid as a planner: If you are DIYing your wedding like me you may need the support of your friends to help you pull it off. If you expect your bridesmaids to lend a helping hand in decorating you should probably ask your wannabe Martha Stewart friend.
Bridesmaid as your right hand woman: Weddings are stressful. Maybe you want that friend in your wedding that knows about the family drama and your insecurities so they can support you when you start to freak out.
Picking your bridal party shouldn’t be stressful. Be in the moment and love the process. I hope that these tips will be helpful for some of you as you begin your decision in choosing your bridal party.
Need some bridesmaid inspo? Check out our Bridesmaids Pinterest Board for some major inspiration.
– China, Wedding Bags Blogger Bride-to-Be
Photographs via Courtney Irene-Marie Photography.