"A friend is what the heart needs all the time."
-Henry Van Dyke
It's Wedding Wednesday! Today's post is going to be short, sweet and to the point, with a few tips for my wedding couples out there. While choosing your bridal party, there are a lot of things to consider when thinking about who will stand by your side as your say your vows and start this next chapter of your life with your new spouse.
When considering who you want these people to be, think about choosing people who you trust, who are organized, and also helpful! Wedding days can be a bit hectic (especially before the events of the day truly begin!), so having people around who are willing to help keep you on track is something you will be thankful for when the day finally arrives. Think about your relationships with family and friends. Who do you have a strong bond with? Who do you go to for opinions or advice?
Many of us have a lot of people we're close with, which makes it that much harder to narrow down who we want in our bridal party. I've photographed weddings with bridal parties that included 20+ people (not counting the bride and groom)! I know we often don't want any friends or family feeling left out if they're not asked to join the bridal party, but let's be real here for a second... the bigger the bridal party, the more hectic things can get-- I'm not even talking about on the actual wedding day. As much as Arturo and I would have loved to include more people in our bridal party, we decided to keep it smaller and more intimate, with three groomsmen, three bridesmaids, a junior bridesmaid and a flower girl.
If nothing else, choose friends and family members whose presence makes you laugh and fills you with happiness. A joyful wedding party will make all the difference in your wedding photographs!
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