Aside from marrying your best friend, the best part about getting engaged is planning your wedding. And one of the best parts about wedding planning? Choosing your wedding party! But how exactly do you narrow down who to include? If you want to choose a wedding party that brings their A-game, make sure you follow these tips.


Be Careful Who You Initially Ask

Once you ask someone to be in your wedding party, you can’t take it back. Carefully think about who you would consider having in your party, and don’t throw the invitation casually out in conversation.

Include Your Siblings

You may not be wildly close to your brother or sister, but it’s still nice to include them in your special day. After all, they’ve been around longer than you’ve known your fiance!

Factor in the Size of Your Wedding

Typically, the smaller your wedding, the smaller your wedding party. If you are having a 50-guest wedding, it may look a bit odd to have 10 people in your wedding party. However, if you’re having a 150-guest wedding, 10 people can look totally fine.

Consider the Party’s Duties

Will your wedding party just help you with things on the day-of? Or would you like them to come dress shopping and help stamp wedding invitations? If it’s the latter, you may want to think twice about asking someone who lives out-of-state since they probably won’t be able to make half of those events.

Choose Responsible People

Yes, the wedding party will probably attend your bachelorette party, so you want them to be fun people. But you also need them to be up and at it for other wedding events —  not sipping too much champagne and taking a nap during your reception.

Pick People Who Work Well Under Pressure

Any bride or groom can tell you that the day-of can be a bit stressful, so pick people for your wedding party who will stay calm, cool, and collected if anything goes awry. You don’t want people around who may crumble under pressure and stress you out more.


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