One thing I knew almost immediately was my bridal party. I had these girls figured out early on. All 5 of them mean something special to me and I knew they had to be included in my “big” day.
What I don’t understand is the bridal parties with like 12 girls and 12 boys. It’s crazy.
For this reason, I am grateful:
- That the girls I picked are from all different parts of my life.
- That they truly mean something to me. I didn’t have that, “Oh but I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings” bit.
- I was not in a sorority.
- That I am an “older” bride. This might sound weird, but hear me out. If I had gotten married at 23 (so glad that didn’t happen), I probably would have had more girls I could have chosen from. Because I am older and wiser –work with me here — I know that it doesn’t matter about the number of girls but the quality of girls you choose.
I understand not wanting to hurt people’s feelings, but when it comes to numbers just remember that you have to buy these ladies gifts and those aren’t cheap!
If you are planning or did have this many people in your bridal party, good for you. It’s just not my style and I think it really takes away from the bride and groom.
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