“I’ve found my perfect guy, but I still need my girls by my side.” Some of the most frequent questions I am asked as a wedding planner are regarding the wedding line. “How many bridesmaids and groomsmen should I have?” “Should they all wear the same thing?” “How should I ask them to be part of the line?” “Do they need to be part of the receiving line?” The list goes on and on … and for good reason. The people you choose to be a part of your line will be in every wedding day picture. Feelings have the potential of getting hurt as they always do when relationships are involved.
I love this article because it gives six short and sweet tips to consider when choosing your bridesmaids. This little nudge of guidance for brides can get them started in the right direction and help them to choose the people who they want as the bridesmaids by her side. That is easier said than done, because we all have that one cousin who expects to be your maid of honor but really just isn’t that close to you anymore.
The six simple tips cover the basic. First off, start with a list of all of the girls that came to mind for the job and then narrow it down. Family members are usually the most important to include; you are stuck with them for your whole life after all. Next, make sure that you are including your best, best friends. Don’t feel obligated to include someone because you were her bridesmaid or because you used to be close. Follow your heart and choose the people who truly mean the most to you! Decide which girls would be able to handle the job as your bridesmaid and make sure they will bring the right, positive vibes to your special day. Decide if even numbers matter to you and make your line as large or small as you want it.
The bottom line is it is your special day! Make your perfect line for you and make the people who are the most special to you part of your line. You will want those people to be by your side on this day and through your whole marriage! Do what makes you happy and everything will fall into place.
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