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UKbride Member Request 25 Jul 2017

I wondered what everyone's thoughts are on bridesmaids. Basically my partner...

I wondered what everyone's thoughts are on bridesmaids. Basically my partner and I have agreed four is the maximum with a budget of £50 per dress ( We're on a tight budget) my problem is I have a sister and cousins who are more like sisters to me, I can't imagine getting married without them beside me but then my fiancé has two sisters, should I be obliged to ask them rather then my cousins?

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Emma Percy
Emma Percy 25 Jul 2017

You can ask whoever you like. I'm not having my h2b's sister because she is a drama queen.

Emma Gibson
Emma Gibson 25 Jul 2017

It's up to you who you have Hun. I've picked my bridesmaids and he's picked the groomsmen. Guess we are quite lucky though as we both love each other's friends so there's been no issues about who either of us would have x

Amy Taylor
Amy Taylor 25 Jul 2017

If you've set a limit then I think you should go with who you want to share your day with. Have a conversation with your h2b and see what he thinks but if he really wants his sisters to be bridesmaids maybe you could review budgets? If thats not an option then I'd say if you don't have a say in his groomsmen then he shouldn't with your bridesmaids :)

Jayne Timmins
Jayne Timmins 26 Jul 2017

I think its fair that your fiancé has a say in who the bridesmaids are too, although traditionally the bride does decide. If you really want more than four, to include cousins, is it possible to ask them to pay for their dresses?

Donna Chiles
Donna Chiles 26 Jul 2017

its yr choice who you have, my kids have no choice lol my h2b was going to have his 2 children in the wedding party but there horrible mother decided that shes taking the kids away. so I asked his niece. so at least there is one member of his family with us,

Alys Brierley
Alys Brierley 26 Jul 2017

Your bridesmaids his groomsmen
. Should be yours and only your choice and traditionally on your side of the wedding so I wouldn't have his sisters

Jaki Green
Jaki Green 28 Jul 2017

Don't feel obliged to ask them.
Ask your cousins x

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