It's about to be 2017 my people! Unfathomable right ? This year has passed so fast with trends coming and going as fast as the man bun did ( it's a thing, google it).
We tell our couples, that the most important thing is how you feel at your wedding, the love, this day, this whole experience is uniquely yours. Don't try to outdo your sister in laws wedding who had the 50 ft gazebo and chocolate fondue fountain if that is something that doesn't speak to you and your groom. At the end of the day, you want the people you love the most, cherish and admire to be surrounding you as you pledge your love to your soon to be partner .
With this being said a new trend ( if you can call it that) has been swapping out the traditional best man for a "best woman", who says gender rules apply here ? Is your sister your other half and she knows what you are thinking before you speak it? That is the person who should be to the left of you as you make a commitment to your forever and always .
Bride, is your best friend the guy who always had your back in elementary, is it your brother or someone who feels like it, or does he just identify more with being part of the bridesmaids then the groomsmen? That's all perfectly okay too! Your wedding, your rules!
We have brides tell us in confidence that everyone in her bridal party was family from the grooms side or friends she had in college and never really clicked with. Don't sabotage your experience, your memories and most of all your pictures with people who don't mean the world to you standing beside you. Because you might have to frame this photo, you might have to put it in your album or worse you might have to return the favor and stand in their wedding to fill a spot.
Take a moment to think about people you've shared great times with, even if you haven't talked to them in awhile but you still consider each other friends. Let them know they are still special to you & you could use a good pal to stand next to you on an important day.
Then your next call is to IGOR Photography to capture that important day :)