When deciding who to include in your wedding party, don’t just pick people randomly. The people nominated as bridesmaids or groomsmen need to be reliable and should be incredibly close to you. This is especially the case if chosen as the chief bridesmaid or best man. These are the people who will stand alongside you for the most significant moment of your life. They will also be central to pulling the wedding together, so choose wisely.
Who should get the top jobs?
Traditionally, the bride and groom would each pick four people for their wedding party, although the numbers can vary depending on how many guests are attending the wedding, and the brother or sister closest in age would often be chosen as the best man or chief bridesmaid. These aren’t hard and fast rules, though; the people being given the highest honour should be the people who mean the most to the bride and groom. They should also be trustworthy and responsible enough to come good on all the duties that go with leading a wedding party.
So how do you select your wedding party?
This infographic from Commins & Co is an excellent guide to arranging your wedding party and deciding who is most deserving of inclusion.