Feb 22, 2022 | Wedding Traditions

Feb 22, 2022 | Wedding Traditions

Bucking Tradition: Bridal Party
Danielle Toth
Bridesmaids and groomsmen are often part of a traditional wedding day, but are they really necessary? According to Bustle, the tradition of having bridesmaids goes back to Ancient Roman times. The bridesmaids dressed identically to the bride to ward off ghosts and demonic spirits.  “Whether it was a spirit or a jealous ex coming to crash the wedding, they...

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Danielle Toth

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Bridesmaids and groomsmen are often part of a traditional wedding day, but are they really necessary? According to Bustle, the tradition of having bridesmaids goes back to Ancient Roman times. The bridesmaids dressed identically to the bride to ward off ghosts and demonic spirits.  “Whether it was a spirit or a jealous ex coming to crash the wedding, they figured if all the bridesmaids looked the same, it would provide enough confusion so the couple could get married without being targeted,” the website says.

Groomsmen, however, have a much darker back story. 

Their history comes from the the practice of marriages by kidnapping, when a bride was literally abducted from her family, Reader’s Digest reports. The groomsmen would help capture the bride and ensure the marriage took place. This practice started as early as Biblical times and still continues today in many parts of the world.  

The purpose behind bridesmaids and groomsmen is no longer necessary in modern weddings. However, many couples still choose to have their close friends and family members serve in a bridal party to help them both plan and celebrate. 

The pros of having bridesmaids and groomsmen includes having extra help with wedding details such as planning, setting up and day-of coordination. It’s also fun to have your closest buds with you on your big day! 

However, cons include difficulties choosing among your friends, potential hurt feelings and additional costs as you’ll need to purchase gifts for the bridal party, as well as meals and booze. 

Those who choose to forego a bridal party often designate roles to honored family and friends, such as readers, ring bearers and bouquet holders. You can also invite those closest to you to help you get ready on your wedding day.

Bottom line: You don’t need to have a bridal party to have a wedding. Instead, consider placing close family and friends in roles that can help your day run smoothly. 

To learn more about how brides are “bucking tradition,” read our blogs on bridal party dances, flowers, first dances, rings, wedding cakes, the bouquet toss, the garter toss and whether white is always right.

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We ask that when you are ready to book, you give us a signed contract and a $600 deposit. The initial deposit comes off the final balance. After that, you are locked in to your date. Payment plans are available, but we do not require the final balance until a week before your wedding.

Are there any hidden fees?

No. All prices you see include tax, set-up & tear-down, and travel to most places. When paying with credit card there is a 3.8% convenience fee. No fees when paying by check or cash.

Do you work with other vendors?

Yes! While we have partnerships with vendors, we do not require you use them exclusively. You can always book us independently and we’ll ensure that all vendors are on the same page throughout the entire planning process and evening.

Address

4908 Van Epps Rd., Brooklyn Heights, Ohio 44131

Phone Number

(216) - 870 - 4513

Monday - Friday

10AM - 6PM

F.A.Q.

Do I get to meet my DJ?

Of Course! This is your big day, we want you to be comfortable and able to build a rapport with your DJ. We encourage open communication between us and our clients. We can set-up face to face meetings, video calls, and teleconferences.

How do I secure my date?

We ask that when you are ready to book, you give us a signed contract and a $600 deposit. The initial deposit comes off the final balance. After that, you are locked in to your date. Payment plans are available, but we do not require the final balance until a week before your wedding.

Are there any hidden fees?

No. All prices you see include tax, set-up & tear-down, and travel to most places. When paying with credit card there is a 3.8% convenience fee. No fees when paying by check or cash.

Do you work with other vendors?

Yes! While we have partnerships with vendors, we do not require you use them exclusively. You can always book us independently and we’ll ensure that all vendors are on the same page throughout the entire planning process and evening.

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