We aren’t planning on having a big wedding party. In fact, we might not even have a maid-of-honor and a best man. But as I go through my wedding planning, my wonderful friends have been there for me like a bride’s dream team of bridesmaids.
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Then I saw this article at A Practical Wedding about asking friends to be “non-bridesmaids” when you’re not having a bridal party / bridesmaids at your wedding. I think it’s an interesting idea. Even though I’m not having a wedding party, I still want my friends to be part of my wedding and I want them to know how much I appreciate them. As a non-bridesmaid, they won’t need to shell out money for bridesmaid dresses (that they might not be able to wear again), shoes, accessories, hair, make-up, etc. They are free to do what bridesmaids do, but are not obligated to do so. And of course, they get special treats from me
But before I decide whether to have non-bridesmaids or not, I would like to know how others would feel if they are asked to be non-bridesmaids.
I’m a maid
Of Honor! My good friend surprised me with a gift after work. I thought she was just being nice, she’s like that. She asked me to open the card first. As I was reading it, I started to get the feeling that she was gonna ask me to be in her bridal party. Then I saw the word “Maid of Honor”!
I was so surprised that I cried! I opened the box and there was this cute pink tote that has “Maid of Honor” embroidered on it. I was so honored and I am so excited to be part of my friend’s wedding.
I’ve been a Maid of Honor twice before, but the couples lived in the Philippines and I lived in NY. This time, everybody lives in NY so I’m so excited I could really help and do something