Having your best friends stand with you on your special day is undoubtedly one of the biggest advantages of having bridesmaids. Having their support, encouragement, and sharing in your joy will make the day even more special. Plus, you get the assurance that your wedding day will be a success because they will have your back behind the scenes making sure that everything goes as planned.
Another advantage is that they will give you all the emotional support that you need during the planning of the big day. Accepting to be someone’s life-mate is a big decision, and sometimes doubt and anxiety can get the best of you. Your closest friends will help you get through all of the emotional stress that comes about during the planning process. They may also take over some of the responsibilities so that you get some space to breathe and take it easy.
Deciding who among your closest friends and relatives will be in your bridal party can be quite stressful. Realistically, it’s not possible to include everyone, and more often than not, your choice will not go down well with some of your friends. The risk of creating tension between family members and your besties is one of the main reasons why some brides choose not to have bridesmaids at all.
Your bridesmaids may also have such divergent personalities that it becomes a major headache trying to manage them. One way to deal with this is to create time for social interaction like a lunch date that doesn’t involve discussing the wedding. This social time can encourage them to know one another so that it creates harmony within the group.
Another disadvantage is that while your bridal party will cater to the expenses of buying their bridesmaid dresses, hair, and makeup, you’ll have to pay for any personalized gifts that you decide to give them. It can get quite expensive depending on the number of attendants you have in your lineup.