Shortly after the engagement, many couples will decide whom they want to stand by their side on the wedding day. Traditionally the wedding party has consisted of certain roles, but in today’s world there is no right or wrong size or shape of the wedding party. Both guys and girls can be included in the mix for a Bride and for a Groom. Some couples even opt for no wedding party and instead may just have a sibling stand by their side. There are benefits to both a small and large party. As discussed in my last post, a small wedding party can be very intimate.
Here are the advantages of having a large wedding party, as seen on The DC Ladies:
1. More friends = more fun! The larger your wedding party, the more people who will be there to celebrate with you for the pre-wedding events (shower, bachelorette/bachelor parties) and on the wedding day. This can be a lot of fun for you, as well as your family and friends included.
2. Additional support and help available. Your wedding party members will be the first to lend a hand and help along the way. When you are stressed out or need an extra hand to help with a craft project, they will be there! The larger your party, the more people to help you a long the way.
3. No hurt feelings. If you are someone with a large group of close friends, it may just be impossible to keep the wedding party small. While you shouldn’t include someone in your party out of obligation; for some people it is just easier to ask all their closer friends to be in the party.
At the end of the day it is your wedding. Whether you opt for a large or small wedding party, just make sure to do what is best for you and your fiancé!