Choosing who will stand up next to you when you say “I do” to the love of your life should be one of the most fun and memorable parts of the wedding planning process. However, for some people, this may not be the easiest decision in the world. If you have siblings, cousins, or other family members that may expect to be chosen to fulfill the role of a bridesmaid, it can leave you confused. To help relieve the stress, we’ve put together a list of dos and don’ts for choosing your bridal party.

Do think about what you want.

Before you start bouncing ideas off of your fiancé, friends, or family about who you should include in your bridal party, think long and hard about who you really want to stand up next to you when you tie the knot. Following your gut feeling is really helpful in this situation. Remember, this is your wedding that is being celebrated!

Don’t be stressed about numbers.

Regardless of the grandeur of your wedding, the number of bridesmaids that you choose is your decision. If you have a big family and lots of close friends, you can absolutely have 10 bridesmaids. On the flip side, if you decide to have a more intimate affair, selecting one or two of the people closest to you is also wonderful.

Do include family members.

What defines family? Well, that varies from person to person, but including siblings in the bridal party allots them a special role in the wedding party. Siblings are usually our first best friends, so give them the highest honor by asking them to stand by your side and celebrate your wedding.

Don’t ask a friend just because you were in their bridal party.

You aren’t obligated to include anyone in your bridal party that you don’t want to. If a friend included you in her bridal party, that doesn’t mean that you have to include her in yours. Think about your friendship carefully and how you see her fitting into your future before making any decisions.

Do talk with your spouse-to-be.

The person that you plan on marrying should have some input in the bridal party. Making decisions together is a big part of marriage, so get used to it now! The love of your life may help you look at things in a new light that will steer you in choosing the best bridal party for your wedding event.Did these tips help you choose your bridal party? If so, we want to hear all about your event! Contact us today!

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