Choosing Your Bridal Party - Tips on How to Make the Big Decision

Posted on Wednesday, February 25, 2015, by Patricia Reyna

Houston wedding planning does not have to be a back-breaking affair. After all, as the bride you are entitled to a little help from your closest friends right? One of the sticky subjects that couples have to deal with is choosing the bridal party. This task is not easy as you have to choose people who will be responsible enough to play the roles they are given. As a couple you need to make proper and smart decisions.

Traditionally, bridal parties mainly consisted of relatives to the couple, coworkers or best friends. However, today you find you have too many viable choices to choose from making it hard to narrow down it down to one core group.

If, as a couple, you having issues nailing down your Houston wedding party, there are a few factors that you need to consider to help you make the right choice:


Consider the possibility of any drama between those you are considering to be in your bridal party. If conflicts were to arise, can you trust them to rise above it and support you on your wedding day despite their differences? If the answer is no, you have to narrow it down to only those who are low maintenance, nurturing and supportive.


Depending on your circle of friends and family there is one or two people that will automatically expect to be chosen to the main characters of the bridal party. It may hurt their feelings when they are not chosen for these roles, but if they are supportive, you can give them other, equally important roles such as ushers or bridal party members on your big day.


You need to select people who are sure to not let you down. They need to be in a position to be on time when called upon, maintain presentable demeanor and represent you well to those you love and know.

The best man and maid of honor should be chosen wisely as these are people who you should be able to rely on when you have issues with preparations, as well as have your back in time of need.

Your needs

A factor to consider during your Houston wedding planning is the size of the wedding party that you are comfortable with. What wedding party size will make both of you feel at ease and happy? It is important that you are careful to avoid falling under the pressures and invite more people than you need to be in your bridal party.

Financial wellness

Participating in a wedding can set one back hundreds, even thousands. You need to be sure that your bridal party choices have the financial resources or that you have the extra cash to cover their expenses. There are bridesmaids who are part of more than one bridal party in a year and it could be difficult for them financially.

Make a list of all those who you want to be part of the bridal part and narrow down your choices to fit the above criteria. For your bridal party to be a success, include only those who you want to share your day with and you are at ease with in stressful situations.

Take your time to select your bridal party as most of the time you cannot go back on your word. If you are uncertain about a choice, then ask yourself how well they will fit in with the rest of the party. If they do not fit, or will make things difficult, then you may be better off leaving them out.

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