Here Is Why You Should Think Twice Before You Commit to a Big Bridal Party

Yes, it’s important that you do not miss out on any of your girlfriends at your bridal party. After all, it’s your big day and you want them all there with you to bask in your happiness. But, before you go ahead and send out the invitations to all 20 of your friends to be your bridesmaids, here are a few things that experts suggest you consider.

The Huge Bills

Wedding planner at Martel Event, Marilisa Schachinger highly suggests all brides-to-be consider all the add-on expenses for a big bridal party. She added that these costs can have a great impact on your overall budget for the wedding. The more the bridesmaids, the greater the bill! According to Schachinger, everything from the bridal luncheon to thank-you gifts to the rehearsal-dinner guest count, as well as providing hair and makeup services and meals the day of, every little detail costs more with a big bridal party.

The Conflicts

It’s not uncommon for people to have different opinions from each other. Especially when it’s a beloved’s wedding, everyone thinks that their idea is the best and should be considered. From clothing to fit, everybody has something to say and this can become a real headache. In case you do have many dear ladies that you simply must have in your bridal party, ensure that you order their dresses months in advance to avoid last-minute chaos.

The Scheduling Issue

Co-founder of Tinsel & Twine, an NYC-based event design and planning company, Erica Taylor defines a lavish bridesmaids’ party as one akin to the feeling of herding cats. Bridesmaid brunch, bridal shower, shopping, bachelorette party — arranging all this and more according to everybody’s schedule can be a headache. Also, somebody will always get upset over such matters, so it’s hard for you to come out winning.

Huge Bridal Suite

When the big day arrives and all the bridesmaids are dressing up together, it can be chaotic. You need to make sure that you book a room big enough for everyone to have their space and some room to walk around. In addition to that, mirrors, several restrooms, chairs, and tables, there’s just too much to fit all in a suite for so many people! No bride wants to feel cramped on her wedding day and if you have a big bridal party, you surely will.