One of the biggest issues that frequently pops up when figuring out the bridal party is how many people and whether or not to have an even amount of groomsmen and bridesmaids. Let’s solve the argument before it happens….YES! It is okay to have an odd number of groomsmen and bridesmaids! There are many ways to get through this you can double up your odd numbers, have someone walk solo or as I am sure we’ve all seen on you tube recently have your whole wedding party dance their way down the isle! The most important thing to keep in mind is ensuring that your bridal party is comfortable and happy with your choice, and this doesn’t just apply to how they walk down the isle.
Each person in your bridal party has a role and assigned duties within your wedding planning process.
Maid of Honor: This is the most demanding position of the bridal party, you are the right hand woman and above all else the main support system for the bride. At times you are even the target.
Bridesmaids: The duties of the bridal party are usually dished out from the maid of honor. Usually these tasks will be light and not require too much of ones time, this of course is depending on the bride.
Best Man: The best man is the grooms deputy, his second in command. This is the man that takes the groom out for beers when the planning stage gets too overwhelming.
Groomsmen: Typically now the groomsmen main position in the bridal party is to plan an amazing stag party! They are there to escort the beautiful Bridesmaids throughout the day and above all else ensure that the groom gets to the altar in one piece.
There are a million different roles and tasks that for each member of the bridal party along with these come rules and regulations on how to behave before, during, and after the big day. One major thing that needs to be focused on is the rules that apply to the groom and his lovely bride. Make sure that above all else your bridal party and groomsmen have an enjoyable time, the last thing that you want to do is make your wedding feel like a reincarnated D-Day to your friends and family involved in the planning process. Your bridal party and groomsmen should feel honored and beyond happy to play such a huge part in your wedding, you don’t want to take this away by being a drill sergeant. There are so many different, beautiful ways to make the planning process of your big day special for your bridesmaids and groomsmen. Personalize their gifts, let the girls pick out their style of dress so they feel comfortable and sexy too! Let your groomsmen have fun and be guys during the pictures, this can make for great candid photos. Above all else just have fun with your bridesmaids and groomsmen so that hopefully when all is said and done your relationship with them is ten times better than it was before, not ten times worse!