When it comes to your wedding, it’s natural to think about it in terms of what it means for you and your partner. It’s easy then to forget the role that your family and friends might end up playing. Of course, their role in the wedding is still an extension of you and what you want for the day – as it is, at its core, still about you and your partner. That being said, the presence of your loved ones can help elevate this to a proper celebration, and thinking of all the ways you can include them might give you an idea of the direction you want to take with your own unique wedding.
For the bride, the luxury of being able to have multiple friends fill that supportive role can feel like a blessing. Not only does this mean that you don’t have to whittle down your choice to a single individual like the groom may do, but it also means that you can consistently have the support of your friend group at your side. An aspect of this dynamic is the extension of dress consideration. While this is likely something that occupies a lot of your thinking already, having to think of what your bridesmaids are wearing too might seem like added stress. It doesn’t have to be that way, though, and knowing how to find the perfect bridesmaid dresses for your big day might help you to start seeing the fun in this part of the wedding planning.
The Best Man
This is the potential another side of the coin, and choosing one friend to represent you at this time among your friend group can be a very difficult decision. This is not only from your own perspective when you might want to choose the right person, but it’s also understandable that you wouldn’t want to upset any of your friends. However, just because your unselected friends don’t end up being the best man, that doesn’t mean that they won’t be involved, and if you do only end up choosing one best man (it is your wedding after all), you can still work to ensure that your friends understand they weren’t not chosen out of malice.
However, it might be worth considering the thought that they would put into the pre-wedding party and how you want that to pan out.
Simply as Guests
While the wedding is about the union of you and your partner, the event itself is a celebration – a party maybe – and your friends and family are the guests. A lot of the wedding organization goes into this side of the event. While they are there out of their own connection to you and want to support you, you might want to reciprocate this by ensuring that they have a good time at this event. Therefore, trying your best to create an atmosphere where everyone can have fun, relax, and get what they need might not only encourage people to attend in the first place but can make them look back on it more fondly. For this reason, it’s worth noting that having your wedding abroad can risk putting people off turning up for logistical reasons.