Now that you’re getting married to the love of your life, you want all of your friends and loved ones to be part of your bridal party. You thought you could have a large group of your sisters and best friends in your bridal party – but unfortunately, it’s just not something you can do anymore. Perhaps the budget doesn’t allow for such a large bridal party, or maybe your bridal party will far outnumber his groomsmen.
Whatever the case may be, you need to learn how to limit the size of your bridal party without putting precious friendships and bonds at risk.
Not to worry – we’ve outlined the tips and techniques that will let you limit the size of your bridal party without risking the relationships you love.
Have a Destination Wedding
At first glance, destination weddings might seem like an expensive endeavor. After all, you have to plan for hotels, plane tickets, and a number of other costly expenses. But destination weddings also have an amazing ability to cut down on the number of guests who can afford to attend. No matter where the destination, having a wedding with only one hundred guests is a lot more affordable than a hometown wedding with 250 guests!
A destination wedding can help you limit the size of your bridal party because not all of your friends and loved ones will be able to attend. Therefore, you can place the blame on budget limitations. Speaking of which, that brings us to our next technique…
Blame Your Budget
If you want to save face, you can always blame your budget. If you’re worried that loved ones and friends will be hurt that they’re not in the wedding party, you can gently point out that you and your fiancé don’t have enough money for a large bridal party. You can also use this excuse if someone else is paying for your wedding.
Choose Only Family Members
Finally, you can always have a family-only bridal party. This is a great option if you have the good fortune of having too many good friends to choose from. Have your sisters and future sisters-in-law make up your bridal party. That way, your friends won’t be hurt and you’ll be able to make everyone feel valued during your ceremony.
If you really want to involve all of your closest friends in your wedding, consider having some friends read a poem or play a piece of music during your ceremony.
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