Destination Weddings Help Determine Bridesmaids
Having a lot of friends and family members it nice…until you have to choose between them. Picking people to be in your wedding is important and you want to choose the right people. At the same time, you don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings. If you’ve been in a lot of weddings yourself and now you know all of those former brides will think they will be in yours, the decision can be tough. Luckily, you are planning a destination wedding and that fact alone can help you choose bridesmaids with much more ease. Here are some tips to help you out.
Choose Based On Blood Relationships
If you have close siblings, they will always be an obvious choice, especially when it comes to destination weddings. You know your sister(s) are going to be at your wedding because that is an important part of your life and they’re family to you. They would make a great and obvious choice. Even your closest friends would understand that you want your sisters to be bridesmaids instead of them. Plus, not every friend is going to be able to travel to destination weddings in the first place.
Consider Longevity In Friendships
When you compare your friends to one another, think about who has been your friend the longest. If you have a good friend from high school that you still keep in contact with on a regular basis and a good friend from the office that you just met last year, you might want to go with the older friendship. It’s a hard decision, but your new friend will likely understand that you are choosing someone you’ve known longer.
Keep Destination Weddings In Mind
When you are looking at your friend group, ask yourself who will more likely be able to make it to the wedding if you are planning something destination oriented. If you have a good friend who has small children, for example, she is less likely to be able to travel than a newly married friend with no kids. You will want to give the honor to someone who can actually make the trip happen and not to someone who will have to turn you down and feel guilty about it.
The Relationship To Your Future Spouse
The way your friends feel about your future spouse is also important to consider. If there are some friends in your life who have grown close to him as well and have spent a lot of time with you as a couple, they might be a better choice than someone who has spent time with just you alone. Support from bridesmaids for the relationship as a whole is always important.
Think About The Future
You want your bridesmaids to be people you look back on in the future and still appreciate. They are people that you will still be close with down the road. Think about your relationships with the various options and consider who might move on with their life and who might stick around.