Half the fun is being able to celebrate and anticipate your big day with your closest friends by your side serving as bridesmaids and groomsmen. While you might think you can just grab your friends, assign them a bridal title, and call it a day, there are a few other things you’ll want to consider before you assemble your wedding party.
Start With Siblings
The first stop pm your bridesmaid checklist is FAMILY. Including your siblings is the perfect way to start choosing your bridesmaids and groomsmen. If they’re much younger you may prefer to have them serve as ushers or junior attendants.
While you may not need your bridesmaids or groomsmen to participate too much in the planning your wedding, there will be moments when you’ll need to know you can count on them.
Think About Feelings
Sometimes, having fewer bridesmaids or groomsmen is the easiest way to make sure no one’s feelings are hurt. If your choice is between having just your sister and your childhood BFF stand beside you or expanding into two or three friend groups and ten or more maids, the smaller group could save you a lot of stress.
Be Mindful of Your Bridesmaids’ Financial Situation
While their budget will not be as big as yours, your bridesmaids will have to cough up quite a bit of money. Not only will they have to pay for their dress, but they will be responsible for throwing your bridal shower and bachelorette party, among other expenses.