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Do You Feel You HAVE TO Include These People in the Wedding Party?

Many times, Sevierville brides and grooms feel obliged to do a lot of things – from wearing the white dress because it’s the tradition to inviting a lot of people they don’t actually know because that’s what their parents want.

What happens when it comes to the wedding party, though? Are there people you just feel you have to include in this special VIP group of the Big Day? Well, your instincts may be good on this, actually. We have gathered some tips to help you make the right call – so read on to find out more.

  • Spouses and life partners. OK, just because you invited someone to be your bridesmaid or groomsman, it doesn’t mean you have to do the same with their significant others as well – not unless your own SO is good friends with them and wants them in their side of the wedding party.
  • Parents and godparents. You love and cherish them – and you’re definitely thankful for having been raised by such amazing people. However, it isn’t necessary to invite them to be part of the wedding party itself. They’re already hugely important for the course of the entire Big Day, so they will have their own special roles to play throughout the event.
  • Former college friends. You got along with your sorority sisters and roommates – but that doesn’t mean you have to invite them in your wedding party, especially if you aren’t that close to them anymore. Invite them to the wedding, sure, if you want to – but don’t feel pushed into inviting them to be your bridesmaids or groomsmen.
  • Your SO’s opposite sex friend. It’s perfectly fine to be OK with your SO having an opposite sex friend. But if you’re not that close to them, you don’t have to feel like they have to be part of your side of the wedding party. We’re more than certain that, as true friends, they will understand the situation and they will not even mind not being included in the wedding party.


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