Wedding Tips To Help You Decide Who To Pick As Bridesmaids
The agreement has been sealed, your wedding date too has been confirmed, and then you begin to wonder who to use for your bridesmaids. Choosing bridesmaids is not a laughing matter at all because; you have so many people line up ahead of you, from family members to friends as well as colleagues. These deciding factors may help you in choosing your wedding bridesmaids.
How many maids you really need?
This question will be best answer by you, but most wedding experts agree that a good rule of thumb is to have one groomsman and one corresponding bridesmaid for every 50 guests. So, you can use this to determine how many maids you’ll need for your wedding. But you should also remember that the wedding is yours and not that of the expert, you can decide to do it your own unique way and still have a great wedding.
Still speaking about the numbers, you should remember that the more bridesmaids you want, the more difficulties you’re going to go through especially when it comes to deciding on a type of dress as well as bridal shower date. And if you’re on a limited budget, think about who has to pay for all those bridesmaids bouquets.
The Choice of using blood sister
They say blood is thicker than water; and that bring us to the decision of using your sister and if you’re closer to your future sister-in-law, you will not want to exclude them as well. This will help and even give you more control over what dresses you’ll want for your bridesmaid, though not to that large extent but it will give you some relieves. It is usually worth it to include your family members to avoid needless conflict. Think of it as having more bargaining power when you’re battling with your mom over the guest list. [Must Read; People You Should Not Invite On Your Wedding Day]
You need not presuppose
Don’t try to make hurried assumptions, don’t think some friends you know that are suppose be part of the bridesmaid but because of the financial difficulties they are facing now and you write them off. No matter how expensive you think your bridesmaids dress will cost, some friends can still go out of their way and ensure they get it, all because of you. And for the ones that cannot afford it, you can say something like this to them; “I’d love for you to be a bridesmaid, but I understand the tough time you’re going through now. If you can’t do it, I’d love to find something else for you to do in the wedding.” And if you can’t afford to face her to tell her that, you can offer to pay for her own if you can’t stand the idea of her not being part of your wedding bridesmaids. [Also read; How To Save Your Money On Wedding Expenses]
Do you know that guys count too?
Initially I never come across this, but when I first saw it, I thought it was a mistake but I was later made know that it happens and it’s valid. Truly, it’s interesting, if you’ve not seen it before, then you can give it a shot and see how it goes. Don’t worry; you’ll just be a reference point for many others.
So what does it look like? A bridesmaid doesn’t have to be a woman. Despite the prevalence of feminine pronouns in this guide, if your best friend is a guy, there’s no reason why he can’t be in your wedding. Today, many brides (and grooms) are including members of the opposite sex as attendants. In these cases, a man on the bride’s side is simply called an attendant or bridesman, while a woman on the groom’s side can be called an attendant or a groomswoman.
That’s it, the job has been done for you, go out there and make your arrangement base on this tips and you’ll find it lots easier to decide who will be your bridesmaids. If this post is interesting to you, please do share using any of the social media icons below to share and don’t forget to hit the facebook like as well.