Having the right wedding party can save you a lot of effort and headache! Here is a guide to help you with choosing your bridal party
It is important to choose people for your wedding party that you can trust, rely on and that are special to you. I started out by choosing the wrong bridesmaids. They were unhelpful, kept talking about what they wanted, how they wanted their dresses to look and having no regard to what I wanted (I mean I’m just the bride right?). Even though having to choose new bridesmaids was not easy, it is a decision I am very grateful for making.
For a small wedding you don’t need a big bridal party seeing as you don’t want to overcrowd your ceremony. Depending on the size of your wedding, here is more or less the bridal party that you will need:
2. Best Man & Groomsmen
4. Ring Bearer
The thing to remember with a bridal party is that its not about how many people you have, but that the people who are there with you mean the world to you and that they are there to make your day special.
The function of each member of your bridal party:
Your bridesmaids are there to take some responsibility of your shoulders. They need to make sure that everything goes smoothly on the day of your wedding and that they have everything with them that you might need.
The bridesmaids need to make sure that they have things such as safety pins, hair pins, hairspray, directions to the venue and contact numbers for all the vendors. These are all things that you might need on the day of your wedding.
After the ceremony the bridesmaids are also responsible for visiting the guests to check if they are okay, provide directions if needed, unloading and setting of the gift table or directing people to various tables of food or the restroom.
2. Best Man
The best man is there to assist the groom in anything that he might need. He is there for support and to make sure that the groom has nothing to worry about.
The best man needs to have directions to the venue and contact numbers for all the vendors. If there should be a problem at any given time, the best man is there to solve it so that the groom doesn’t have to worry.
The best man shares the duties of visiting the guests to check if they are okay, provide directions if needed or directing people to various tables of food or the restroom.
Your flowergirls are usually between 4 & 8 years old and are usually someone close to the bride or groom. The duties of the flowergirls are to follow the bridesmaids down the aisle with a basket of flowers that they scatter.
You can give your flowergirls small tasks for the day such as making sure every one gets flowers after the ceremony to throw over the bride & groom. The tasks of the flowergirls are up to you and depends on the age of the girls.
4. Ring Bearer
The main job of the ring bearer is to bring the rings to the bride and groom when they are requested. If you do not want a ring bearer at the wedding, you don’t have to get one.