5 Wedding Planning tips to Make Your wedding Planning Easy help you pick Your Best Bridal Assistants, The first part of planning includes choosing your bridal assistants or wedding party. Here are five things to consider when choosing a wedding party that can meet your needs.
Getting engaged creates a whirlwind of excitement, but after a few weeks of showing off your new ring the reality of planning for the big day slowly sets in.The first part of planning includes choosing your bridal assistants or wedding party. Here are five things to consider when choosing a wedding party that can meet your needs:
- Choose wisely: Choose supportive friends who you know are going to be reliable. Most importantly, pick friends who have been close to you and will remain close in the future. “I wouldn’t want to be showing my children wedding pictures 20 years from now and telling them I have no idea where any of those people are now,” Anna Vander Hart, 2012 K-State alumna, said.
- Set realistic expectations: Be honest and truly consider if your potential bridesmaid or groomsman can take on the huge responsibilities that go along with being a member of the wedding party. Will they be able to attend the fittings and rehearsals? Also, what roles will the wedding party play? Will they help with mailing invitations; will they throw your bridal shower? Be sure that both you and your bridesmaids on clear on the expectations.
- The more the merrier? Once you know your wedding’s budget, you can determine how big or small you want your party to be. “It’s nice to have all of those people standing up with you, but more people equal more conflicting schedules,” Hannah Katzenmeier, senior in elementary education, said. Corey Childs, a 2012 K-State alumnus, decided on a small number of groomsmen for his wedding. “I chose my cousin to be my best man because we were in college together and I chose to only have three groomsmen because my fiancée and I wanted to include our closest friends that mean the most to us and our relationship,” Childs said. PROCEED TO SEE MORE ON PAGE 2