Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Choosing the right BRIDESMAIDS

10-10-10 Bride
Photo by Kayleen Taulanga
Many brides know their bridesmaids before they know their husband!  Choosing bridesmaids and particularly the maid/matron of honor can be a tough one, especially when your best friend or beloved sister is not the type of person who is well suited to being organized and helpful. Equally if you have two sisters or two very close friends, or one of each, you'll find it hard to choose between them and will be reluctant to make a choice for fear of upsetting whichever doesn't get the job.

Here are a few tips to help your decision making:

  • Size Matters. Are you going for a small, intimate gathering, a mid-size celebration or a huge bash?  An intimate wedding with 50 guests may look odd with a slew of bridesmaids standing at the alter. The Knot suggests having 1 bridesmaid/groomsmen for every 50 guests, but anything from a single maid of honor to an alter full of attendants is acceptable today.
  • Keep it realistic. While you may find it difficult to exclude Samantha but include Tiffany, know where to draw the line. You may get to the point where you don't know where that line is, and in that case, keep it simple and just include family and close friends.
  • Consider the meaning. Sure, it's fun to include your college roommate because she throws a heck of a party, but if her morals are less than appealing, remember the meaning of a bridesmaid. She is there to stand with you and your future husband at the alter as a witness to your vows. She is committing to supporting your marriage through the good times and bad. You don't need a bridesmaid who will try to hook you up with her cousin the first time you and your new husband have an argument.
  • Finalize before you advertise. Once you ask someone to be your bridesmaid, that invitation should be concrete, with the exception of extreme circumstances. Pick only the friends and family whose relationships you know can last the test of time.
  • Get the word out! There are tons of fun ways to ask your friends to be bridesmaids. Everything from a phone call or a surprise dinner to a personalized greeting card is acceptable these days
(photo credits:  Details Beyond Design, Sweet Berry Lane)
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