From the moment you said "YES", you have already formed a list of people who made the cut to be in your wedding. It’s not very often that brides and grooms stop to do think if those individuals would be a great fit. I’m sure there are tons of couples who would say now that it was a mistake putting so and so in their wedding, due to the issues this person had. Hindsight is 20/20, as they say.
Before asking your best BFF's or Best Buddies to be a bridesmaid or groomsmen, take a few minutes to ask yourself these six questions to consider if your “potential” wedding party have a secure place in your wedding. If you still decide to utilize those individuals and it’s not working out, hop over to Simply Breathe Events blog, Tiffany has done a wonderful job giving brides tips on how to “fire a Bridesmaid”. As always Happy Planning!
Six Questions to Ask Yourself When Choosing Your Wedding Party
Do they respect you wholeheartedly? Often time we have friends and family that simply don’t respect our decisions. The last thing you need is anyone who is not willing to respect your decisions and adding extra stress during your wedding.
Are they very talkative and/or chatty? Small talk at any time during the wedding process can be a huge distraction especially during the rehearsal. Do your wedding planner a favor and bench the chatty ones.
Are they cheap? Frugal people always want to see the “value” of items when purchasing. If they can’t see the value in your wedding then they don’t need to be apart of it.
Do they have an attitude problem? People with attitudes for the most part are difficult to deal with and not to mention they always walk around with the “stink face”. Pictures are worth a 1000 words and the last thing you want is someone with the “stink face” throwing off your photos. Duck face, YESSSS, Stink face, NOOOOO!
Do they support your marriage 100%? To keep the drama at a minimal, you need to surround yourself with individuals who support your union. If they don’t support your marriage, save yourself some heartache and let them be guest or not.
Do they have the time? Are they reliable and dependable? Asking someone who doesn’t have time to be apart of your wedding is a recipe for disaster. Being in a wedding comes with responsibilities and the last thing you want is someone dropping the ball.