Maybe Skip the Wedding Party
A couple of mine 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. I loved it so much that I didn’t have bridesmaids/groomsmen for my own wedding.
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 ask whoever you want to give a speech. 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 🙂
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