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10 Considerations for Choosing a Bridal Party: #10

by admin on January 10, 2013 in Bridal Party, Budget with No Comments

If your budget doesn’t allow for covering some of your bridesmaids’ costs, you can find other ways to get the point across to them that they are important to you. Money is only one vehicle for showing them love. Your time, your words, and your consideration in the details are all free ways to demonstrate to these women that you are honoring them.

The Sweet Christian Bride
The Sweet Christian Bride

10 Considerations for Choosing a Bridal Party: #9

by admin on January 8, 2013 in Bridal Party with No Comments

My friends, for example, had a bridal army! A massive group of their friends walked down the aisle and clustered up front by the bride and groom. The bride and groom found it more important to honor those people in their lives whom God led them to honor than to have a traditionally numbered bridal party.

The Sweet Christian Bride
The Sweet Christian Bride

10 Considerations for Choosing a Bridal Party: #8

by admin on January 3, 2013 in Bridal Party, Ceremony Traditions with No Comments

Especially if the girls walk down by themselves rather than with a corresponding guy, the audience will barely notice that your numbers are uneven. I’ve seen two guys walk a girl back up the aisle, just as I have seen one guy with a girl on each arm. I’ve also seen bridal armies of greater than ten on each side (by that point, guests lose count of the bridal party anyway).

The Sweet Christian Bride
The Sweet Christian Bride

10 Considerations for Choosing a Bridal Party: #7

by admin on December 27, 2012 in Bridal Party, Family with No Comments

Address their concerns. If you decline their suggestion, see if you can address their real need behind it. For example, if your parents were worried about your sister feeling left out, you can tell them how you intend to honor your sister in a different way.

The Sweet Christian Bride
The Sweet Christian Bride

10 Considerations for Choosing a Bridal Party: #6

by admin on December 20, 2012 in Bridal Party with 2 Comments

I think the best case scenario is that your guy best friend would befriend your fiancé and vice-versa such that your dynamic in both relationships can appropriately change, allowing your fiancé to be the main man in your life. If this is the case, then your fiancé might want your best friend on his side.

The Sweet Christian Bride
The Sweet Christian Bride

10 Considerations for Choosing a Bridal Party: #5

by admin on December 18, 2012 in Bridal Party with No Comments

Ah, PC. Sigh. As sad as it is that we have to think about being politically correct with our own bridal parties, we do to an extent. We are dealing with people we dearly love and so we want to be sensitive to their feelings.

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The Sweet Christian Bride

10 Considerations for Choosing a Bridal Party: #4

by admin on December 13, 2012 in Bridal Party with No Comments

Whether you lean more towards the lasting aspect of friendships or towards the influential, you will make a great decision when it is prayerful. Again, there is no rigid standard for which friend makes the perfect bridesmaid. However you consider the significance of your friendships, choose bridesmaids who are meaningful to you and to your soon-to-be marriage.

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The Sweet Christian Bride

10 Considerations for Choosing a Bridal Party: #3

by admin on December 6, 2012 in Bridal Party with No Comments

These moments of stress are probably not going to be dramatic failings or disasters at your wedding. The stress I’m referring to is the subtle everyday tendencies of the flesh that can skew your perspective. For some brides it will be the monumental task of people-pleasing, for others, the responsibility of keeping everyone on time. For me, the stress came when I was tired. Adrenaline kept me going, but every once in awhile, when there was a silent moment amidst the busyness, I could feel how little sleep I had gotten for multiple nights before the wedding.

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The Sweet Christian Bride

10 Considerations for Choosing A Bridal Party: # 2

by admin on November 29, 2012 in Bridal Party with No Comments

Consideration #2: Who can offer you spiritual and emotional support? Weddings provoke heightened emotions, both positive and negative. Having someone you can lean on when those emotions are yours or when they are directed at you can protect and enhance the joy of your wedding day. Between your unique blend of family dynamics, your goals and expectations…continued here

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10 Considerations for Choosing A Bridal Party: # 1

by admin on November 27, 2012 in Bridal Party, Purpose with No Comments

Why are you having the wedding you are having? Why are you having a bridal party? Do equity, family reconciliation, cultural standards, transformational relationships, symmetry, simplicity, political correctness, fear of offending, reciprocation, budget restraints, and/or intimacy play a role in your choice of bridesmaids?

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