No bridal party? No problem! Let me share with you how you can have an unforgettable wedding party without a bridal party. It is becoming increasingly common for couples to opt for a wedding without a bridal party (we are allowed to ditch and modify wedding traditions). There are many reasons why someone might choose to forgo a traditional bridal party, such as a desire for a more low-key or intimate wedding, a wish to avoid hurting anyone’s feelings by choosing some friends over others, or simply a preference for a less formal wedding.
- Determine your needs
Before making any decisions, it’s essential to determine what you want and need for your wedding day. Consider what aspects of a traditional bridal party are important to you, such as help with wedding planning, emotional support, people hyping you as you dance into your wedding venue, people to help pick up money sprayed at your wedding or someone to stand by your side during the ceremony. You can assign these roles to different people like friends or family members to meet that need. (At Eventigo, we provide our couples assistants on the wedding that that can also play some of these roles)
- Have a first look
Without a bridal party, you may miss out on the traditional “getting ready” photos, but who says you should? Your friends can come to your hotel in the morning, get dressed and you have your girls by your side dressing up for your wedding ceremony. Also, have a first look with your partner and let that be a special moment with your partner before the ceremony. You can also include getting ready pictures with your parents. This is a great keepsake item. It also boosts your wedding day mood.
- Keep it simple:
Without a bridal party, your wedding day can be much more relaxed and informal. You can have a smaller ceremony, save money on bridesmaid dresses and groomsmen suits, and keep things low-key elegant.
- Include family and friends:
Although you may not have a traditional bridal party, you can still include your closest family and friends in your wedding day. You can ask them to help with the wedding planning, hype you and your spouse during your grand entrance, participate in the traditional wedding ceremony and many more.
- Personalize your wedding ceremony
Your wedding ceremony is a time to celebrate your love and commitment to each other. You can make it as personal and unique as you want by including personalized music, or even writing your vows, special performances at your reception .
The possibilities are endless!
Remember, your wedding day is all about celebrating your love and commitment to each other. With or without a bridal party, it can still be a beautiful and memorable day.