How Large Should Our Wedding Party Be?

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Your partner is not the only person who will stand with you at the altar during your wedding ceremony. On your special day, you will both also have your wedding party members at your side to support you! Asking someone to join your event as a bridesmaid or groomsman is a testament to how much that person means to you. While you may have many individuals who feel important, it may be hard to make space for everyone in your wedding party. Should you simply add to the size of your party, and bring more people to stand with you, or is it better to make tough choices about who you should include? Before growing frustrated, remember that there are other roles you can welcome people to take, and that someone close to you will appreciate being welcomed as a guest.

Picking Wedding Party Members Can Feel Awkward

Deciding on who you want to stand in your wedding party can quickly become awkward, especially if you want to keep the size of the party small. With that said, remember that joining your wedding party is more than just an honor – typically, some support is expected from people in these roles. If someone is not able to participate in a way that you (or they) feel comfortable with, it may be a relief for them not to be asked. This may make people who live far from you less than ideal candidates. It can also be something to consider if you have a friend or family member who already feels overwhelmed by their current responsibilities.

Let Your Guest Count Inspire The Size Of Your Wedding Party

How can you decide if you have the “right” number of bridesmaids and groomsmen? There is no strict rule to follow when you start making selections, use the size of your overall guest list to help you decide how many people should join you. If you are expecting a large turnout, a larger wedding party can feel appropriate, though you can certainly justify keeping the number of bridesmaids and groomsmen limited. With that said, if you plan to host a smaller event, it can feel more appropriate to keep the wedding party small.

Finding Other Important Roles For Important People

Not every important person needs to serve as a wedding party member. While the usher role is conventionally provided to men, anyone you feel you can count on can certainly serve in this position. You can also ask a trusted friend or family member to officiate your wedding. Non-traditional officiants have become popular with many celebrations, as this choice ensures that your ceremony will be overseen by someone who is familiar with the relationship you and your partner have formed together.

Celebrate An Amazing Wedding At Texas Old Town!

At Texas Old Town, you can say “I do” during a beautiful outdoor ceremony surrounded by the Texas Hill Country landscape. You can also enjoy great support thanks to our amenities packages, as well as access to terrific reception spaces. If you would like to schedule a tour of our event venue in Kyle, TX, please call our office today at 512-396-1800 or complete our online contact form.