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Bridesmaids are an integral part of a wedding party. They are there to support the bride throughout the entire wedding planning process as well as on the big day itself. For many brides, the women who will be featured in their wedding party is a no-brainer. However, many brides may have difficulty choosing the right girls for the job. Deciding on your bridesmaids may seem like a daunting task, but if you take the time to carefully consider each of the candidates, you will have yourself a stellar wedding party with minimal drama.

Family Members

Cayla & Giorgio's Wedding 2018

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The first people who pop into mind for a bridesmaid are often family members. If you have a sister or cousin that you are close with, it’s expected that you will include them in your wedding party. This girl has known you for your entire life and can help remind you of your wedding preferences if you get overwhelmed. Furthermore, they can become your biggest advocate if you find your voice getting lost in the clutter of wedding planning.

The Groom’s Family

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If your groom has a close female in his life, such as a sister or cousin, it could be a good idea to include her in the wedding party. This will send the message that you care about having a strong relationship with your groom’s family. This will also offer you the opportunity to spend time with the important people in your groom’s life without his presence. You will be able to forge your own bonds and create a lasting relationship with them.

Friends

Rachel and Kevin's Wedding

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The number of friends you choose can give you the chance to keep your wedding party as large or small as you like. Many of your friends won’t be expecting to be chosen as a bridesmaid. However, there is an exception to this situation. We all have those friends who we have known since we were children. Those are the ladies that you’ll want to include in the wedding party. Choosing friends offers a situation with less pressure than having to choose family members for your wedding party.

Maid of Honor
Rachel and Kevin's Wedding

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Maid of honor is perhaps the most important position in your wedding party. The maid of honor really takes charge and guides the other bridesmaids into duties that will help your big day go off without a hitch. It’s important that you choose someone who will keep your best interests in mind and diffuse drama rather than create it. Another important factor to consider is if your potential maid of honor has the time to take on all the duties that go with the title. Many of our friends are busy with work or school and may not have time to take on the duties of planning a bachelorette party as well as helping with the wedding.

For each of these potential members, it’s important to consider their personalities and if they will mesh well with the others in your wedding party. You want a group who can work together as a team with minimal drama and efficiency. These girls can make or break your wedding day so it’s important to consider all aspects of your wedding party before you send out invitations.

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