Wedding Aces WeddingWire Blog
Lilac Blossom

Add some friends and you have a party!

January 17th, 2012 by     


Everything from deciding on a wedding party to what they would wear to Lilac Dude finally asking his best man was a bit stressful. Please note that our friends do not stress us out, we just had some interesting choices to make.

My bridesmaids were originally to be: my sister, my sister-in-law, my good friend from high school and my good friend/roommate from college.

That didn’t happen…. more accurately most of it happened.

wedding wedding stress wedding planning , 316128 10150873463515511 554790510 20839335 2016999004 nIf you noticed, there are only three ladies dressed in green instead of the four I had planned on. To make an extremely long and somewhat painful story short: my sister removed herself from my bridal party.

I didn’t want anyone else as a bridesmaid, nor did I have time to ask someone new so I had three bridesmaids and Lilac Dude had four groomsmen. As much as we wanted even numbers with us at the alter, we weren’t going to ask one of the men to step down or scramble to find another bridesmaid who might fit into my sister’s dress. So we were” hip and trendy” with an odd number of attendants.

wedding wedding stress wedding planning , 313786 10150873463855511 554790510 20839337 1494337974 n

It didn’t look strange at all. But there was one minor issue… When the party recessed down the aisle we had an extra man. But my college roommate jumped right in with a solution:

wedding wedding stress wedding planning , 317266 10150873401545511 554790510 20839045 1275039808 nAnd so that worked out well and got a lot of laughs.

Overall, I’m happy with how things worked out with our wedding party. My now brother-in-law gladly accepted the honor of being the best man and my bridesmaids were such a force leading up to and on our wedding day that not having my sister in the wedding didn’t become a disaster.

We had some fantastic people behind the scenes before, during and after our wedding.

And for some encore silly pictures:

wedding wedding stress wedding planning , 302276 10150873465025511 554790510 20839342 1108569855 nwedding wedding stress wedding planning , 308099 10150873465720511 554790510 20839345 1258568935 nWhat about your wedding party? How did you pick them?

(All photos by Chatman Photography)

One Response to “Add some friends and you have a party!”

  1. Morning Glory Bud Says:

    I was in a wedding where there was an extra groomsman added after the original group and we did the same thing! I was the one walking back with 2 groomsmen and it was fine. To make you feel a little better, I’ve known so many brides that have had one “problem” bridesmaid. They either removed themselves or were just a pain throughout the whole process that everyone had to deal with. It seems pretty common.

    Love the pictues :)

Share Your Thoughts!

Open Sort Options

Sort comments by:
  • * Applied after refresh