Quick Answer: Who Should You Have In Your Bridal Party?

What is considered a small wedding?

50 peopleHow many guests are typically invited to each size wedding.

These numbers may vary a little depending on who you’re speaking with, but a small wedding typically includes 50 people or under, a medium wedding has a guest list of anywhere from 50-150 guests, and a large wedding has over 150 attendees..

Who should be in your bridal party?

A bridal party is a group of people chosen by the couple to participate in the wedding. Traditional bridal party roles include the bridesmaids, groomsmen, flower girls, and ring bearers. We’ve rounded up the answers to 11 major questions that might be running through your mind to help you narrow down that list of VIPs.

Does the bridal party count as guests?

The short answer is yes. Generally all of those people count but it can depend on the venue. Generally speaking anyone a venue must prepare to host or who contributes towards the capacity of the venue is included in the guest count. That includes you and your sweetie!

What is the average number of bridesmaids?

On average, North American brides have between three and five bridesmaids. Some have way, way more than that; others forgo the bridal party altogether. If you’re considering going above average (six bridesmaids or more), make sure you take into consideration the effect that this will have on the rest of your wedding.

What does the maid of honor pay for?

Here’s what matrons of honor can expect to buy and pay for: Your bridesmaid dress and shoes. A bridal shower gift. A wedding gift.

How old is a flower girl usually?

three to eight yearsUsually, flower girls and ring bearers range from ages three to eight years old. But don’t let that stop you from giving those roles to someone younger. Keep in mind, though, that the younger the child, the more unpredictable his or her behavior will be.

Should the sister of the groom be a bridesmaid?

Are you automatically expected to ask your fiancé’s sister to be a bridesmaid? The short answer to whether or not you have to include anyone, even a family member, in your wedding party is no.

What is the best number of bridesmaids to have?

1. There is no ‘correct’ number of bridesmaids. The bottom line: You don’t need a certain number of bridesmaids. You don’t have to choose an odd number or an even number or a certain number, like five, because you’ve been to (or have been a part of) other weddings where that was the case.

What is the proper etiquette for inviting guests to a wedding?

Traditionally, no matter who’s paying for your event, you should split your wedding guest list into three parts: one-third are guests of the bride’s parents, one-third are guests of the groom’s, and the rest are guests of the couple.

Is it OK to have an uneven bridal party?

Don’t. It’s perfectly common for couples to have a different number of attendants on one side or another, so a mismatched wedding party is seriously no big deal—it’s actually a chic twist on tradition. Plus, you have bigger fish to fry (like making sure your guest list is in order and booking an awesome band).

What is a good size bridal party?

The size of your guest list may determine the size of your bridal party. For smaller weddings with 50 guests, choosing two to four bridesmaids should suffice. Weddings with more than 150 guests generally call for greater numbers of bridesmaids-typically anywhere from five to 10 women.

Are parents considered part of the wedding party?

While the Parents of the Bride aren’t considered part of the wedding party, they are honorary members in many ways. Traditionally, the bride’s family has one of the largest roles at the wedding.