A bridal party is a saving grace to the bride. They are a major support during the wedding planning and ceremony. Narrowing down the pick of bridesmaids can be a difficult choice. You don’t want to let anyone down, but you also have to keep the list short. So, how do you choose your bridal party? When making your list, ask yourself these simple questions to help make your decision.
1.How close are you?
This is the big one. You never want to have someone in your party that is just there to fill a spot. Be sure to ask yourself what your relationship is with this person and how close you both are. If you know this person is a lifelong friend, she/he is a perfect choice!
2.How often do you see each other?
Are you the type of friends that keep in touch regularly? Or more the type that catch up once or twice a year? These are some questions to consider. We all have long distance friends, and that’s okay, however keep these questions in mind when making your picks.
3. Does the friendship make you happy?
Are your hangouts always a good time or are you stressed even thinking of hanging out? You should feel supported and happy with your bridal party through the entire process. Keep the drama away from your wedding planning.
4. Do you feel obligated?
Being in a friend’s wedding doesn’t mean you have to put them in your wedding. Although you don’t want to seem unappreciative or rude, it is ultimately your decision and your wedding. You can always explain your decision if someone is truly upset.
5. Are they family?
Depending on your family may influence your decision. Always consider yours and your fiance’s family members in your decision process.
6. Is she supportive of the engagement?
You don’t want to have negativity surrounding you during your wedding process. You want to surround yourself with a bridal party who will be happy for your upcoming nuptials.
Negativity and drama can be left elsewhere.
At the end of the day, it’s your decision and your big day! Although the process may be difficult, you’ll know who you want to have around you on your big day.