How to Choose the Bridal Party..

It can be hard to choose which of your friends and family will stand up with you on your wedding day as part of your bridal party. There are so many things to consider, not the least of which being your budget, and which people you are willing to offend by not choosing them.

However, here are a few starting points to help you make your bridal party decisions a little easier. To begin with, make sure you have your budget clear in your mind and make sure that you realise that the more bridesmaids you have, the more expensive it will be and compromises may have to be made. Just think about this - would you rather have two stunning bridesmaids wearing dresses both you and they are in love with, with their hair professionally styled and their makeup and nails professionally done?

Or would you rather stretch that same budget across six bridesmaids and have them in lower quality dresses, cheaper shoes and doing their own hair and makeup? That's right, your bridal party is about quality, not quantity and that goes for the girls' dresses as well as for themselves.

You may also want to make some automatic choices for your bridal party by including your sisters and sisters-in-law. This may have been a decision you were going to make already, but if it wasn't, just remember you can win points with your family by including your sisters, and have extra power when it comes to turning down those extra 20 guests your parents want to invite.

However, don't feel obligated to choose anyone, even if they chose you to be in your wedding, they don't automatically get a reciprocal invitation. And don't feel obligated to have the same number of attendants as your groom because you can end up with people you are choosing for the wrong reason and an uneven bridal party is not the end of the world.

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