We love when traditional wedding parties get a twist. Modern brides and grooms are reimagining the way they select who stands next to them on their special day. We've put together some of our favorite ways real brides and grooms have made their wedding parties unique.
Bridesmaids in White. More and more brides are taking cues from Kate Middleton and opting for the all-white bridesmaids look. Crisp, clean white looks chic and is universally flattering, so why not? And although in modern times, it's considered a step away from tradition, it is historically traditional! Bridesmaids used to all wear white in order to confuse evil spirits away from the bride. Hopefully none of our modern brides are afraid of evil sprits, but that doesn't mean they can't embrace this fab look!
Grandma Flower Ladies. This is an adorable and unique way to honor these relatives in a special way. They don't necessarily have to toss flower petals or be called "flower girls," but including them in your processional is a nice way of celebrating the matriarchs of the families. And we can pretty much guarantee Grams will have a blast with it!
Groomswomen & Bridesmen. If you're the type of person who, when thinking of your closest friends and family, come up with a mix of men and women, the traditional classification of groomsmen and bridesmaids may not be the right fit for you. Rather than keeping the altar sides strictly separated into ladies and gents, many wedding parties are incorporating all genders on either side.
Uneven Sides. Allow this to be the one component of your wedding that you don't need to stress over the numbers. If you can't find the same number of special people you want to stand with you as your significant other, it's no big deal. One or two lucky guys can walk down the aisle with two ladies on their arms or vise versa.
The No-Wedding-Party Wedding Party. Sometimes due to stress, lack of time, and/or the size of an event, couples opt not to have a wedding party at all. It can become an all-or-nothing situation if you have too many (or few) people to pick from. If it works best for you to forgo the wedding party altogether, roll with it.