So… how many bridesmaids does it take to screw in a light bulb? One. How many bridesmaids does it take to zip up a wedding gown? One. How many bridesmaids does it take to get a bride through her wedding day? One. So why does everybody (including me) choose to have so many attendants in her wedding?
This blog is going to be short and sweet and to the point. If you’re choosing to have a destination wedding, odds are you’re having a smaller wedding than you would have at home. That means you can get away with a smaller wedding party. You don’t have to ask everybody to be in your wedding.
The more bridesmaids and groomsmen you have, the more chaotic your wedding weekend will be. One bridesmaid is an attendant. Two are the makings of a party. Three are enough to get into trouble without adult supervision. And if some of your bridesmaids and some of your groomsmen are single, watch out for all kinds of excitement and drama! I had bridesmaids doing the “walk of shame” at my wedding weekend. So will you.
The bigger your wedding party is, the harder it is to manage. Try not to go crazy and invite every girl you consider one of your “best friends.” Most of your friends (especially the ones who are already married) will understand you feel pressured to include everybody. Try to find ways they can help you with your wedding or ways to involve them in the ceremony that don’t actually involve making them a member of the wedding party. The smaller your number of attendants, the lower your stress level in the end. All you really need is one good Maid of Honor who understands that she’s in the Caribbean at your destination wedding to support you.