When planning a wedding, you have many choices to make–and one of the most important decisions is choosing the members of your bridal party. These are the friends and family members who will be by your side during one of the most special days of your life. If you’re not sure who you should ask to be in your bridal party, consider these five questions to guide this critical decision.
What is the size of your wedding?
Large, formal weddings traditionally have more bridesmaids and groomsmen, while smaller weddings might have a single attendant on each side. Although this isn’t a hard and fast rule, consider scaling your bridal party to the number of guests at your wedding.
How many attendants does my partner want to have?
If your husband-to-be has three brothers who he plans to ask to stand by his side on your wedding day, you may want to consider choosing three bridesmaids to match. Again, this is more of a guideline than a rule. You can have an uneven wedding party too! As long as you both are happy with the people in your wedding party, that’s all that matters.
Who are my closest friends?
Choose the friends and family members with whom you feel the most profound connection to serve in your bridal party. Many people select siblings, cousins, and life-long friends. If this person has already been in your life for the long haul, he or she is a natural choice.
Can my bridal party meet the responsibilities of the wedding?
Some people don’t have time to fulfill bridal party obligations like the wedding shower, bachelorette night, and dress fittings. If your bestie is long-distance or has frequent work commitments, consider giving her another unique job on the big day, such as reading at the ceremony.
Do your friends support your marriage?
Bridesmaids and groomsmen should be on board with the relationship, which means if a friend has never liked your fiancé, they probably aren’t the best choice for your bridal party. Remember, these people are there to provide support and encouragement as you join your lives as a married couple.
Once chosen, you and your bridal party can start planning all the fun leading up to the wedding. Consider renting a photo booth for your wedding shower or bachelorette party to really add some flair. You can even impress your guests by renting a customizable photo booth for your wedding day! A Cut Above Photobooth can help make your wedding a night to remember. Contact us at (800) 295-0430 to learn about our photo booth options and receive a free quote.