CHOOS­ING THE WED­DING PARTY

There are sev­eral con­sid­er­a­tions to make when pick­ing your posse

Mackay and Whitsundays Wedding Guide - - Contents -

THEwed­ding party, both brides­maids and grooms­men, is your num­ber-one sup­port net­work in the lead-up to the wed­ding.

Tips for choos­ing the wed­ding party

Think about the re­spon­si­bil­i­ties. The maid of hon­our and best man are usu­ally the bride and groom’s right-hand woman and man through­out the en­tire wed­ding process. Are the peo­ple you choose re­spon­si­ble and trust­wor­thy?

What about fam­ily? It is com­mon to see brothers and sis­ters in­cluded in the wed­ding party, usu­ally at the choice of the bride and groom. Some­times par­ents or in-laws could have cer­tain ex­pec­ta­tions about who should be in­cluded in the wed­ding party. It could be a good idea to think about the po­ten­tial im­pact of not in­clud­ing a cer­tain per­son you might feel pres­sured to in­clude could it cause rifts?

Don’t worry about gen­der. Women can stand with men and men can stand with women. Good friend­ship is not de­ter­mined by gen­der. And what do you call them? How about the man of hon­our and the best woman?

Are there chil­dren in your fam­ily or so­cial cir­cle you’d like to be part of the wed­ding? You can in­clude the by hav­ing flower girls throw petals along the aisle and page boys car­ry­ing the rings.

Don’t be of­fended if some­one says no.

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