Bridal parties are a huge part of what makes a wedding day so special for brides and grooms. Few things make you feel as loved as being surrounded by the people you love most on your wedding day, so it's super important to choose exactly who you want to stand beside you as you say your vows. For some people, that means a traditional bridal party including five bridesmaids, five groomsmen, a flower girl and a ring bearer. For others, it may mean a HUGE bridal party featuring all your besties (a la Jessica + James... their bridal party was enormous and so pretty!). Or it may mean doing something that feels totally right for you and your love, even if it may be a little unconventional.
Is your grandma your BFF? Nothing would be more special than asking her to be your maid of honor or a "flower grandma." It's not super uncommon for grooms to ask their dad to be their best man, either. Do you want all of your besties present at your wedding, but you don't want to stress them out with all the responsibilities of being in a bridal party? You can choose to skip a formal bridal party and find a more simple way to make them feel special or make them stand out... (Have them all sit together, give them all a small bouquet or boutonniere, or ask them to wear something similar but not as matchy-matchy as a traditional party). It's no secret that we also love pets in weddings... they make for really adorable flower girls/ring bearers! Is your best friend the opposite gender? Best women, men of honor, bridesmen, and groomsmaids are all a good idea. Include your kids in your bridal party, skip a bridal party altogether, or have just a maid of honor and best man... You do you! Here are a few of the more unique bridal parties our couples have had!