The bridal party. It’s one of the most important aspects of your wedding. Of course you’re going to want to have everyone you can in your bridal party, but that might be a little bit too stressful for you. Plus having to pay for all those dresses and tuxedos…EXPENSIVE! You don’t want to hurt any feelings so here. Take a look at these tips to help you pick your bridal party the easiest way.

The first thing you need to take into consideration is the amount of guests you’re going to have. This is the first part of the bridal party rule: Have 1 bridesmaid and 1 groomsmen for every 50 guests. A larger bridal party signifies a more formal wedding. So, if you’re having a smaller wedding, 10 bridesmaids is probably too much.

Now, you don’t want to hurt any of your friend’s feelings by telling them they can’t be in your wedding, but blood is thicker than water. The people you are closest to in your family should be picked first to avoid conflict. However, if your best friend is more of your family than your immediate family, go a head and add them to the wedding party first! Of course you need to be happy with you bridal party!

Let your bridesmaids know what you expect from them. Emotional support? Moral support? Wedding favors? Know who is capable of doing these things for you! This will help you choose who can be in your bridal party and who can handle doing the things that you may not be able to get around to…your bridal party is your support system. Know who will be beneficial to you!

See your bridal party is one of the biggest decisions you’re going to make! Don’t stress yourself out trying to put so many people into one party. Just fill it up with the people you feel are best. At the end of the day, the choice is all yours. Take these tips into consideration! They might just help you out!

-Charming Crew