Who Will Be In Your Wedding Party?

  • Posted on November 2, 2011 at 9:15 pm

Here are some things to consider when selecting your wedding attendants.

  • Bottom line: you should select the people with whom you are closest! Being a member of the wedding party is an honor you extend to your best buds and favorite family members. That said, you might also consider including a future sister- or brother-in-law or stepchild as a nice gesture – even if you aren’t yet that close to them.
  • The number of attendants you choose is entirely up to you. If you’re having a small, informal affair, you may only want one or two attendants. Formal weddings tend to have more attendants – anywhere from five or six to twelve or more. Just keep in mind that the more attendants you have, the bigger chunk of your budget you’ll need to earmark for things like flowers and wedding party gifts.
  • If you have more special friends and family members than you can include in your bridal party, consider asking them to perform other tasks of honor. For example, they can do readings, sing, or distribute wedding programs before the ceremony.
  • Ask your attendants-to-be well in advance of the wedding. Let them have a few days to decide.
  • If someone declines (often due to geography or their financial situation), be gracious. Being a bridesmaid or usher is a significant commitment of time and money, so be understanding if someone is unable to take that on. It’s not a slight against you, and on the plus side, they’re saving you the difficulty of having an attendant who’s not fully invested in the wedding.
~ Your Vancouver Wedding Officiant ~ Roxanne Thornton ~ MarryUs 

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