There’s this trend of HUGE wedding parties. Over 20 people combined.
I understand how this would be tempting. It can be really hard to select which friends will stand by you on and leading up to this incredibly important day. Each one means so much to you and you want to share this moment with them. I struggled with this since I have such a tight knit group and each girl means so much to me. But ultimately neither Ryan or us wanted a large wedding party. Even the 4 on each side felt large.
And so I came up with an alternative for the other girls I wanted so desperately to be involved.
I whipped up invitations and invited them over for wedding day breakfast.
I wanted to spend some time with my closest friends before the hecticness of the wedding. After all, these girls are my rock and keep me grounded, exactly what every bride needs on the big day.
The idea was to have a spread of various breakfast foods (oh was there ever a spread) and have all the girls hang out while getting our hair and makeup done. Unfortunately since our wedding was at my parents’ home and there was still much to do that morning, the girls were put straight to work. (so sorry!). I feel like I owe them another breakfast.
Even though we didn’t have the nice sit down and gab breakfast I envisioned, it was still so incredibly nice to have everyone there for a little while and to see their faces on the morning I needed them all most.
If you aren’t getting ready at the place of your wedding (and therefore your girls won’t be stolen away for wedding tasks) doing this is crucial. It takes little planning on your part and allows you to relax (or try to) with all your closest friends. These girls have been with your for years, calming you down and helping you out through the toughest times. If you can’t have them be in your wedding party, it sure is great to have them there the moments leading up to the biggest moment of your life.