Maybe Skip the Wedding Party
A couple didn’t have a wedding party.
I’d never heard of someone doing that before. But the more I thought about it, I loved the idea.
You don’t need to think about coordinating dresses. Picking friends. Putting them in order. What about old friends you hadn’t seen in ages? What about sister(s)-in-law? If someone included you in her wedding party, do you have to include her in yours? Feelings? Money? Yikes.
Don’t get me wrong, standing by your best friends on a wedding day is special! I’m not trying to undermine that at all. But if choosing/planning bridesmaids becomes super stressful, maybe consider another option.
It’s your wedding and you can do whatever you want. You can still have a bachelor/bachelorette party. You can still invite friends to get ready with you. You can take photos with whoever you want to. You can even have an open mic policy (anyone can get up and give a toast – not just the best man and maid of honor). It’s your day!
You can even guide your guests’ fashion choices! If you’re still wanting lots of friend group pictures, you can ask your girl friends beforehand to try to avoid patterns and opt for neutrals/pastel colors. If you do so, everyone’s outfits will look good together in group pictures 🙂